Former Illinois State All-Conference wide receiver Spencer Schnell has found a home after a tremendous career as a Redbird.

The five foot nine Schnell was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent after impressing the team at their rookie minicamp this past week. Schnell will compete for a final roster spot with the team after going through training camp in the summer.

Schnell led the Missouri Valley Football Conference with 65 receptions in 2018, and was second in the league with 872 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.

"Spencer was a really good kid here," ISU head football coach Brock Spack said. "He was a very, very good player and had a good career here. I think he will do well. He is undersized, he has been undersized his whole life. I think that is the biggest hurdle he will have to overcome. Other than that, I think he's a great competitor."

The Elkhart, Indiana native compiled and MVFC All-Conference first team selection a season ago compiled 2030 receiving yards on 175 receptions. He also had 14 career receiving touchdowns for the Redbirds.

The NFL runs in the Schnell family, as Spencer joins his late father David, who played football at Indiana University from 1985-1989 before going on to play in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills.

BLAINE LEWALLEN is the Sports Editor for The Vidette. He can be contacted at bmlewal@ilstu.edu. Follow him on Twitter at @blainelew3 


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