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Spencer Paysinger (born June 28, 1988) is a retired American football linebacker. He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

Spencer Paysinger
Personal information
Born: (1988-06-28) June 28, 1988 (age 31)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Beverly Hills (CA)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles:224
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:4
Player stats at

Early life and collegeEdit

He played college football at Oregon. He attended Beverly Hills High School, where he was the captain of the football team as a wide receiver and linebacker.

Professional careerEdit

New York GiantsEdit

After going unselected in the 2011 NFL Draft, Paysinger signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent. He was a part of the Super Bowl XLVI winning team.

Miami DolphinsEdit

Paysinger signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins on April 2, 2015.[1] He was re-signed by the Dolphins on March 31, 2016.[2]

New York JetsEdit

On June 9, 2017, Paysinger was signed by the New York Jets.[3] He was released on September 1, 2017.[4]

Carolina PanthersEdit

On December 5, 2017, Paysinger signed with the Carolina Panthers.[5] He was released on December 29, 2017.[6]

Television seriesEdit

Paysingers's life and career served as inspiration for the 2018 The CW series All American where he is a consulting producer.[7]


  1. ^ Orr, Conor (April 2, 2015). "Miami Dolphins sign Spencer Paysinger". Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Make Roster Moves". March 31, 2016. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  3. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (June 9, 2017). "Jets Sign LB Spencer Paysinger".
  4. ^ Lange, Randy (September 1, 2017). "Jets Release 10, Place 4 on Reserve Lists". Archived from the original on September 2, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ Henson, Max (December 5, 2017). "Panthers sign Spencer Paysinger, put Jared Norris on IR".
  6. ^ "Panthers Activate DE Charles Johnson, Waive LB Spencer Paysinger". December 29, 2017.
  7. ^ "An NFL player had an idea. Now it's a TV show with Taye Diggs". October 17, 2018.

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