Takeo Spikes has put together a legendary NFL career. Playing fourteen years for five different teams (currently with the Chargers) he has been a two time All Pro Selection (2003 and 2004), Ed Block Courage Award Winner (2006), has amassed 1337 tackles, 28.5 sacks and 19 interceptions. And that’s not to mention the most famous neck in the NFL. Here’s 12 things you need to know Spikes.
1. Takeo gives back in many ways. He provides mentoring at his annual TKO camp where he inspires kids to reach their goals and improve their football skills. He also always seems to be supporting his younger teammates. He has said many times that setting an example for the next generations and “the younger guys” coming in is important. Check out this video were he interviews 49ers Taylor Mays.
2. TKO is Spikes’ nickname. Takeo has proven time and time again he knows how to knock people out. With his TKO abilities, he is also a hype man. He makes sure to hype the “cow bell” player on his team. Spikes calls the lead man on the team the bell cow. This means if this teammate plays well you have a 90% chance of winning. If we win 90% of the time it’s because of you. You need this guy to win. Listen to #51 mic’d up last season showing his hype against the Chiefs.
3. Takeo enjoys a good chick flick. He like movies like The Notebook, The Time Travelers Wife , basically anything with Rachel McAdams.