Welcome to the team!

by Robert Williams

The Cape Fear Heroes announce the signing of Jerimiah Spicer a 6’1”, 235 pound  defensive end/ linebacker from California. Jerimiah has played professional arena football for the Georgia Firebirds of the National Arena League and with the Florida Tarpons the 2017 runner-up of Arena Pro Football.

He started playing football at Banning High School under head coach John Stockham. After high school, he had the opportunity to play for Riverside Community College. Recently, he has played for the Socal Coyotes in the National Developmental Professional Football League, a showcase for aspiring NFL talent. He has also played for Team America in 2017, a yearly all-star football game that features the top stand out football players from  across the world such as Canada, Mexico, United States, and Europe.

Jerimiah is a driven player who is looking to make a name for himself, he is a versatile player who has the ability to play linebacker, defensive line, and contribute on special teams. He is also smart player who has a great motor and great instincts that is expected to be a force to recon with..

Jerimiah is a good football player but one of  his greatest accomplishment may have come off  the field come where he has used football as a catalyst to improve himself as a person and better his situation in life. Left in a garbage can as a child and raised in orphanages and group homes before moving in with his grandmother, Spicer talks of a life on the unforgiving streets and in the homeless shelters of Los Angeles, where he railed against authority, hated school, and was nearly consumed by anger, rejection, fear and abandonment.

Football is his passion and motivation now in life but he has not forgotten where he has come from, Jerimiah speaks often as a motivational speaker to today’s youth about his experiences growing up. It is not uncommon to see him on an given day speaking to scores of schoolchildren flocked around the young linebacker, hugging, mugging and high-fiving him as he speaks to them about life, it is evident something great has already begun for Spicer.

Not only have the Cape Fear Heroes signed a good football player in Jerimiah but they have an even better individual that has a lot to offer others in life.