Executive Consultant of “All American”
Spencer Colin Christopher Paysinger, a Los Angeles native, enrolled at Beverly Hills High School in 2002 where he played a variety of sports but excelled at football. Finishing his senior year regular season undefeated, Paysinger was named the unanimous league MVP while also garnering All-CIF accolades. After graduating from BHHS, he accepted an athletic scholarship to the University of Oregon. His personal story is the inspiration for The CW drama “All American.”
In his time at Oregon, Paysinger helped lead the Ducks to their second undefeated regular season in school history while receiving his Bachelors in Economics. After a heartbreaking loss in the 2011 BCS National Championship game, he signed an undrafted, rookie free agent contract with the New York Giants.
During his rookie year, the New York Giants would go on to win Super Bowl XLVI. After four successful years in New York, Paysinger played two seasons with the Miami Dolphins and finished the 2017-18 season with the Carolina Panthers. He fulfilled his goal of playing seven seasons in the NFL and retired on New Year’s Eve in 2017 to pursue a career in writing and producing. Over the course of his 7-year career, Paysinger tallied well over 250 tackles, five passes defended, one sack, four fumble recoveries and 15 career starts.
Paysinger serves on the board of KIPP Public Schools Black and Latino Leadership committee with the goal of creating programs for KIPP’s South Central youth. He recently accepted a position to the board of Lyft’s City Works Council which dedicates $50M a year to support locally driven initiatives in cities Lyft operates. Paysinger created Afterball LLC, an investment fund fully backed by NFL athletes with a focus on early stage startups. In his neighborhood of View Park, Calif. Paysinger helped create Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen, a fast, casual eatery with allegiance to underserved communities. Additional locations are scheduled to open in Inglewood and Eagle Rock, Summer 2019.
Paysinger has been married for three years to his high school friend Blair Paysinger. They have two children together, Cairo and Madden.