Athlete behind ‘All American’ discusses the new CW show


From Crenshaw to Beverly Hills, the show “All American” highlights the differences between the two football worlds.

Former NFL player Spencer Paysinger is the inspiration behind the show. He joined us on Midday to discuss how the show came about.

The show follows the character based off of Paysinger–Spencer James.

Spencer, a rising high school football player and an a student at South Crenshaw High who is recruited by Beverly High School’s football coach Billy Baker.  Spencer is conflicted on whether or not to move to Beverly High but Spencer’s mother, Grace, and his best friend, Coop, convince Spencer it’s an opportunity he has to seize.  When Spencer is forced to move in with Billy and his family, these two families and their vastly different worlds are drawn together.  They will discover that the differences that divide us on the surface hide a deeper connection – the complicated, imperfect humanity that unites us all. 

All American airs Wednesday nights on Utah’s CW30.

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