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Prep Mania profile: Spencer Nellis

Editor's note: Dennis Semrau covers prep sports for ESPN Madison 100.5 FM.

Spencer Nellis, Waunakee High School

Year: Senior.

Sports: Football, baseball, basketball.

Sports highlights: Spencer is a returning letterwinner and starting offensive lineman and reserve defensive lineman for the Warriors, who won their second consecutive Badger North Conference title and finished 10-1 last season. He earned All-Badger North second-team honors at guard as a junior. He will play offensive tackle and defensive end his senior year.

He played baseball as a freshman and sophomore at catcher. He has also played CYO basketball as a center for St. Mary’s for three seasons.

Pre-game ritual or superstition: Lucky socks.

Cumulative GPA: 3.95.

Favorite subject/class: Mathematics.

Favorite teacher: Mr. Fritz.

Quick quote: “Good things come to teams that prepare.”

Three words to describe me are: Committed, inspiring, team-player.

I got my start in sports: In first grade playing baseball.

I wish I could play: Volleyball.

My most memorable moments in sports: Having an undefeated JV season and winning conference championships my sophomore and junior years.

I like about high school sports: Playing with friends who have played together since we were little.

I enjoy playing football because: I am with my friends playing for a common goal. It is the ultimate team sport.

Advice: “If you work hard, anything is possible.”

My role models are: My brother, Jacob, and my dad, Greg.

Most inspirational teammate: Logan Kvalo and Nolan Thole.

My family also includes: My mom, Jill.

Nickname: Nelly.

Words to live by: “The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

Favorite athlete: Le’Veon Bell.

Favorite team: Green Bay Packers.

Favorite opponent: DeForest.

Favorite facility/site to compete in: Waunakee’s Warrior Stadium.

Favorite movie: ‘Saving Private Ryan’.

Favorite TV show: ‘The Office’.

Favorite food: Steak.

Favorite fast food place and/or restaurant: Culver’s.

Favorite sport on TV: NFL football.

Favorite place to visit: Wisconsin Dells.

I want to visit: The Caribbean.

Top three favorite songs: ‘Last time for everything’ – Brad Paisley; ‘Die a Happy Man’ – Thomas Rhett; ‘Money Longer’ – Lil Uzi Vert.

Primary news source: ESPN.

Favorite website: Youtube.

Radio preset: 96.3 FM.

I drive: A Subaru Forester.

Dream car: A Ford F-150.

I can’t live without: Friends and family.

I like Waunakee High School because: The students and teachers are great.

If I could change anything: I would make college free.

I wish we could play: Waukesha West.

I wish I could meet: Aaron Rodgers.

Dream date: Kate Upton.

Dream gift: A Ferrari.

Preferred shoe: Sport, Nike.

My perfect day: Camping on the Wisconsin River with friends.

I like to read: Novels about apocalypses.

This and that: Member of the leadership council for the football team and National Honors Society … volunteer work includes: Habitat for Humanity, volunteer coach for youth camps and middle school lifting, participated in three Blood Drives and three, week-long mission trips to Milwaukee, Guatemala, and South Dakota … employed at Evco Plastics as an Automation Intern for the Youth Apprenticeship program of Dane County … earned High Honors and Superior Honors throughout high school.

Hobbies: Camping, snowmobiling, golfing.

Post-high school plans: Attend UW-Madison and pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Did you know? I am a big saver, and I love to invest my money in the stock market.

Career goal: Work for a company as a Mechanical Engineer and love my job.