Editor's note: Dennis Semrau covers prep sports for ESPN Madison 100.5 FM.
Spencer Nellis, Waunakee High School
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.
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.