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#35 Spencer Paysinger
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 231
Year: Senior
City/State: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Beverly Hills HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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PERSONAL — Born Spencer Colin Christopher Paysinger on June 28, 1988 in Los Angeles. Parents: Donald and Autumn Paysinger. Family: Two brothers. High School (Coach): Beverly Hills (Carter Paysinger), 2006. Major: Economics. Redshirt: 2006.

2010 —  Participated in the 2011 NFLPA Game (formerly known as Texas vs. The Nation) • Co-recipient of the team’s Todd Doxey Award • Honorable mention All-Pac-10 according to the conference coaches • Often unheralded 13-game starter at WILL linebacker ranked third on the squad with 76 tackles • Six pass breakups were tops among UO LBs • Credited with eight tackles - seven unassisted - in BCS National Championship Game vs. Auburn • Shared the team-high with eight tackles, 0.5 for a 2-yard loss, and added two pass breakups in win at Oregon State • Three solo tackles and the game’s lone sack for a 7-yard loss in win vs. Arizona • Forced a fumble, broke up a pass and had three tackles, including 1.0 TFL, at Cal • Six stops, 1.0 TFL in win vs. Washington • Led the team and tied his career-high with 12 tackles at USC • Six tackles, 0.5 for loss vs. UCLA • Team-leading (tie) seven stops, including a sack, at Washington State • Eight tackles and a pass breakup in win over Stanford • Made eight tackles, recovered a fumble at Arizona State • Totaled three tackles in win at Tennessee • Had a sack among his 1.5 TFLs, four tackles and one pass breakup vs. New Mexico • Preseason All-Pac-10 second team choice by Phil Steele Publications • Team’s third-strongest player in terms of total weight lifted, putting up 1,182 lbs. in the clean, squat and bench lifts • Clocked as the fastest linebacker during winter testing, completing electronic 40-yard dash in 4.81 • Had a team-best 352-lb. power clean in addition to pacing his position with a 480-lb. squat.

2009 — Finished the year tied as the team’s second-leading tackler (81), pacing the Ducks with a season-high 10 tackles (7 unassisted) against Utah, in addition to breaking up two passes, to be named team’s defensive player-of-the-game • Also shared team lead with eight stops vs. both Arizona State and Arizona • Included was a TFL and seven solo tackles in Tucson •  Recorded a tackle for loss and recovered one fumble in the season opener at Boise State • Credited with nine tackles at Stanford, in addition to recovering one fumble and breaking up one pass, and recorded 1.5 TFLs among his nine stops in the Rose Bowl loss vs. Ohio State • Posted TFLs in consecutive appearances vs. Washington and USC • Four tackles vs. California included one TFL, before adding four more stops against Washington State • Also broke up two passes at UCLA.

2008 — Won the “Will” linebacker spot during fall camp and proceeded to start all 13 games • Named second team All-Pac-10 by Rivlas.com • Team’s second-leading tackler ranked fourth on the squad in tackles for loss with 12.0 for 25 yards • Tied for third on the team with two interceptions and fourth in pass break ups with six • Totaled seven of his TFLs in UO’s final four games – all wins – including 3.0 vs. Oklahoma State in the Holiday Bowl • Returned an interception 70 yards for his first career touchdown at Oregon State • Reached double-digit tackles three times, including a career-high 12 vs. both Washington and Arizona • Paced the team in tackles the first three games, wins over the Huskies, Utah State and at Purdue • Finished with 10 tackles vs. Boise State • Posted 2.5 tackles for loss, including his first career sack, and broke up a pass in his starting debut against UW • Picked off his first career interception at Cal • Awarded a game ball as the team’s defensive player of the game following wins over the Huskies and Aggies • Equaled the top squat best among Ducks’ linebackers (445 lbs.) at 2008 winter testing, and credited with position’s best power clean mark (319 lbs.).
 
2007 — Took the field in all 13 games • A key contributor on special teams, added depth to a linebacker corps that saw its share of injuries • Three of his four tackles were unassisted, including a pair in the Sun Bowl vs. South Florida • Averaged 11.7 plays per game.

2006 — Bestowed Ducks’ scout team player of the week accolades on defense or special teams on six occasions during his redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL — Credited with a team-high 54 catches for an Ocean League-leading 1,093 yards (20.2 avg.) and 10 touchdowns as a senior • Included was a season-high seven catches for 112 yards in the 2005 opener vs. Diamond Bar while accumulating 128 receiving yards vs. Atascadero • Also nabbed a pair of interceptions on defense to go along with his 87 tackles (53 unassisted) as the Normans’ third-leading tackler added 2.5 quarterback sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery • Contributed a season-best 12 tackles against Torrance as the 2005 conference champions wound up going unbeaten through the regular season (9-1-2) • Capped prep career by earning first-team all-CIF Division IV as well as unanimous league MVP honors.

CAREER STATISTICS

SCORING g td rush rcv ret pat 2pat fg total avg/g
2007 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2008 13 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.5
2009 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2010 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
TOTAL 52 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.1
 
INTERCEPTIONS g no. yards td long avg/r avg/g
2007 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2008 13 2 70 1 70 35.0 5.4
2009 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2010 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 52 2 70 1 70 35.0 1.3
 
ALL PURPOSE g rush rcv pr kr ir total avg/g
2007 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2008 13 0 0 0 0 70 70 5.4
2009 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2010 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
TOTAL 52 0 0 0 0 70 70 1.3
 
TACKLES g ua a total tfl pd ff fr blk
2007 13 3 1 4 0.0 0 0 0 0
2008 13 45 50 95 12.0 8 0 0 0
2009 13 45 36 81 8.0 7 0 2 0
2010 13 49 27 76 6.5 6 1 1 0
TOTAL 52 142 114 256 26.5 21 1 3 0
 
SACKS g ua a total yards
2007 13 0 0 0.0 0
2008 13 2 0 2.0 8
2009 13 1 1 1.5 3
2010 13 3 0 3.0 17
TOTAL 52 6 1 6.5 28


PAYSINGER’S CAREER BESTS
Points scored: 6, at Oregon State, Nov 29, 2008
Touchdowns: 1, at Oregon State, Nov 29, 2008
All-purpose yards: 70, at Oregon State, Nov 29, 2008
Interceptions: 1, twice, last at Oregon State, Nov 29, 2008
Long interception return: 70, at Oregon State, Nov 29, 2008
Tackles: 12, three times, last at USC, Oct 30, 2010 (9-3)
Sacks: 1.0, six times
Tackles for loss: 3.0, vs Oklahoma State, Dec 30, 2008 (3-0)
Fumbles forced: 1, at California, Nov 13, 2010
Fumbles recovered: 1, three times, last at Arizona State, Sep 25, 2010
Pass breakups: 2, five times

HONORS AND AWARDS
2010
•All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention (Pac-10 Coaches)
•Todd Doxey Award (Team Honor)

2009
•All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention (Pac-10 Coaches)

2008
•2nd Team All-Pac-10 (Rivals.com)

 

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