Super Bowl Champion Hollywood Creator Spencer Paysinger To Visit Texarkana Schools
TEXARKANA, Ark. –Super Bowl champion linebacker turned Hollywood writer / producer Spencer Paysinger will visit Arkansas Middle School and Arkansas High School next week to speak to students.
Paysinger brought his own poignant story of living in south-central Los Angeles and playing football at Beverly Hills High to the successful CW and Netflix series, “All American.”
As the character of “Spencer” based on his life, Paysinger grew up amidst drugs, gangs, violence and poverty in South Central LA with education-oriented parents and a dream of going to. university. A promising athlete who played four sports but excelled at football, he was given the opportunity to attend Beverly Hills High, to then lead the football team as captain until an unbeaten season. .
A scholarship to the University of Oregon followed, where Paysinger also became the team’s captain and was part of the team’s very first unbeaten season. With a bachelor’s degree in economics, he began his NFL career with the New York Giants, winning Super Bowl XLVI in his rookie season. Paysinger played seven seasons with the Giants, Dolphins and Panthers.
Paysinger is not just another successful athlete whose story is portrayed on film. He developed the concept for All American, introduced it to decision makers across the network, and still sits in the Writer’s Room to reflect and make sure the series stays true to its original vision.
Committed to creating opportunities for young people, Paysinger sits on the board of directors of KIPP’s Black and Latino Public Schools Leadership Committee, with the goal of creating programs for KIPP’s south-central youth.
Paysinger will speak to students at Arkansas High Gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday and at Arkansas Middle School Gymnasium from 1 to 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. 30 Thursday.