Martrell Spaight joins the Pirates for his first season as the team prepares for the 2021 season.
The 6-foot, 235-pound offensive lineman joins the Pirates after stints with teams in the National Football League.
Spaight was selected by the Washington Football Team in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL draft. Although Spaight made one singular appearance during his rookie season, he would go on to make twenty-nine appearances for Washington in 2016 and 2017. During his time with Washington, Spaight accumulated 86 tackles, 1 tackle, 1 interception, and 1 fumble recovery.
After being released in September of 2018, Spaight spent time on the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars practice squads. In January of 2019, Spaight signed a future/reserve contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Throughout his NFL career, Spaight amounted a total of 107 tackles over 37 appearances.
Prior to joining the NFL, Spaight played college football at Arkansas State from 2013-2015. During his time with the Razorbacks, Spaight made a total of 150 tackles, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery over 22 appearances. He was named 2014 First-Team All-SEC and was selected to the 2015 Reese’s Senior Bowl.
Spaight also spent two years with Coffeyville Community College prior to joining the Razorbacks.
He is a native of North Little Rock, Arkansas.