Los Angeles Chargers

Chargers invite a former homeless player with little college experience to their local day

Jerimiah Spicer is seen here to the right wearing the #17 T-Shirt. He has had a very rough upbringing, but he continues to focus and God continues to open doors for him.

Jerimiah Spicer Spicer has never had an easy day in the life, but it sounds like God is making things happen for him this year. Spicer is a 6010, 245-pound linebacker who never played football at a four-year college. He did play at Riverside City College under Coach Tom Craft, and eventually transferred to Bethesda University, but never got on the field. Shoot he was too busy trying to survive.

“With no parents, homeless in downtown Los Angeles, Skid Row, foster homes, four group homes, mom died, dad no where around, grandma died, I had to face the world alone,”


This is just a little bit of what Jerimiah Spicer Spicer had to face. Adversity became his middle name.

Spicer was left in a garbage can as a child. He was found and raised in an orphanage. For a period of time, Child Protection Services placed Spicer with his grandmother, Martha Williams in Moreno Valley, before she passed. Spicer had it rough growing up in Los Angeles. He never quit though. The kid did everything he could to persevere and make the most of his opportunities.

After doing everything he could to survive, Spicer finally received a break in life. In 2018, Spicer signed with the Cape Fear Heroes of the American Arena League. The 6-1, 245-pound linebacker amassed 147 tackles as a rookie. His performance earned him First-Team, All-League linebacker. Both George Edwards of the Minnesota Vikings and Anthony Lynn heard about Spicer and told him if he could get more film they would take a deeper look at him.

Spicer did just that. He led the league in tackles & First Team All-Arena he has more than made the best of the opportunity presented. Now he is tested, stronger, smarter & has playing time at a faster pace.

The Chargers kept their word and last season they brought him to a game against the Broncos. This year, even though he finished the season on the short list, the Chargers invited him to their local day, and Spicer did well.

This is a story of never quitting. Jerimiah Spicer Spicer went from skid row to no college offers to an All-American to an opportunity with an NFL team. People complain all the time about making it to the top, but Jerimiah Spicer Spicer is resilient, he will get there before you know it. Remember his name.

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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