'All American' Season 2: Did you spot NFL Superbowl champ Spencer Paysinger, the real-life inspiration for the show, in Episode 2?
A tweet from 'All American' writers' read: "Did you all catch the real-life inspiration of Spencer in that last football scene? He's the Beverly Coach that yelled at our Spencer to get his head in the game."
'All American' is back with its second season and fans are in love with the high-school drama that revolves around Spencer James (Daniel Ezra). However, little do viewers know that the story is inspired by NFL Superbowl champion Spencer Paysinger's real-life story.
In the second episode of the series titled 'Speak Ya Clout', the real-life inspiration is actually seen in one scene. A glimpse of Spencer Paysinger can be seen when he yells at Spencer James to get his "head back in the game".
A tweet from 'All American' writers read: "Did you all catch the real-life inspiration of Spencer in that last football scene? He's the Beverly Coach that yelled at our Spencer to get his head in the game."
Posting a snapshot of the scene, a fan wrote, "The only person allowed to replace Billy!" Raving about the scene, another fan said, "YOOOO THE COACH IS THE REAL SPENCER, I LOVE THAT @PYSNGR #AllAmerican."
Viewers, in fact, were intrigued by Spencer's life and they actually want a friend like him. "I need a friend like Spencer James #AllAmerican," one fan wrote.
Another tweeted: "Spencer really keeps trying to be mature and hold everything together, and other people keep messing with his peace. #AllAmerican."
The series documents the real Spencer's troubled adolescent years and biographs his journey from South LA to Beverly Hills. In an interview with CBS, the footballer said, "There are a lot of similarities within the show."
"Starting out, creating the pilot everyone will see I gave a lot of stories and memories of my past to the writers to allow them the creative freedom to go and make a compelling story," Paysinger shared.
"It's not 100% my story but the bones of it are truly accurate," he added.
Looking back at his life, Paysinger joyfully recalled, "Overall I think it helped me navigate through different channels and different cultures and get a vast view of how the world is."
Paysinger is also a consulting producer on the series along with April Blair, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Rob Hardy, and Nkechi Okoro Carroll.
The third episode titled 'Never No More' will drop on Monday, October 21 on The CW.