Takeo Gerard Spikes is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football for Auburn University. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals13th overall in the 1998 NFL Draft. A two-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time All-Pro, Spikes also played for the Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers. Spikes is one of only 7 linebackers to achieve more than 200 career starts with the NFL. Only once did Spikes record less than 70 tackles in a season. He was team captain 13 out of his 15 seasons of play. Spikes has the distinction of playing in 219 regular season games without a playoff appearance, which is the most in NFL history. After retiring from the NFL, Spikes became a media personality. He is currently a football analyst on NBC Sports Network, and he co-hosts SiriusXM NFL programs. He is currently an NFL pundit for Sky Sports UK.