|Residence(s):||South Beach, Miami FL|
|Education:||University of Miami|
|Affiliation:||Miami Hurricanes, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints|
|Profession:||Retired Professional Football Player, Financial Advisor|
|Played by:||Dwayne Johnson|
|Appears in:||1 series, 1 season|
Spencer Strasmore is a retired athlete-turned-financial manager at Anderson Financial Management and the main protagonist of Ballers.
Spencer was orphaned at a young age when his mother died and his father abandoned him. He ends up in an orphanage before eventually being adopted. As a 3-sport athlete for a High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in his Senior Year Spencer led the team to a state championship in both Football and Track & Field.
After a heavy recruiting battle with rumors about gifts and improper benefits, Spence shocked everyone by spurning Penn State and signing with "The U". He played college football at the University of Miami where he was a two-time All-American, set a school record for most sacks in a season and career on the way to winning a National Championship in football and as a member of the Track & Field program.
Spencer declared early for the NFL Draft. He went on to be a first-round draft pick going 6th overall to the Miami Dolphins. He played most of his career with the Miami Dolphins where he was a Pro Bowl 3-4 outside linebacker and Defensive force. He went on to win a Super Bowl with the Dolphins and at one point was the highest paid defensive player in the NFL, with a record at the time $40 million signing bonus.
A fan favorite during his time in Miami and Defensive Player of the year, he set the franchise season sack record and career record. He was eventually traded to the New Orleans Saints later in his career as Dolphins management decided he "lost a step". He was traded for two players, one of whom made a Pro Bowl as an alternate at CB. Spencer still performed well, making 3 trips to the Pro Bowl and recording double-digit sack totals each season with the Saints, but battled through some severe knee injuries and he retired to little fanfare for someone of his stature after an illustrious 14-year career.
Spencer moved on to a second career as a financial manager with serious financial problems of his own back in Miami. There he is seen as an icon, who knows the ropes and pitfalls of NFL stardom and always looks out for the best interests of his clients. He is also affiliated with a Sport Agency