Meet The Captain: Spencer Rymiszewski

Name: Spencer Rymiszewski

Major: Political Science

Graduation Year: December 2017

Hometown: West Chester, PA

Residential College: Grace Hopper

Position: Defensive Back

Number: 17

Did you have any other options for college? Why did you choose Yale?      

The one school that I was probably considering going to just as much as I was Yale was the Naval Academy. Almost all of my family served in the military so having the opportunity to serve as well as play football was really intriguing. I ended up choosing Yale because of the family atmosphere I got from the team. I wanted to be a part of a team that valued relationships and had a strong brotherhood and I felt that at Yale from the very start.


Have any game day rituals?

I always call my family on game day. Hearing my parents’ voices is always relaxing before stepping onto the field.


What are some goals for Team 145 this season?

To win an Ivy League Championship.


What are your thoughts on the Yale - Harvard game this year?

As always, it will be a lot of fun. I know our team feels confident heading into it, just as we do every other game.


Last Google Search?

Jennifer Aniston.


Who would you let punch you directly in the face?

Probably my Mom cause she would take it easy on me.


If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?

A Million and One Questions by Jay-Z


McDonald’s or Burger King? 



You’re on death row, what would your last meal be?

My Mom’s Korean teriyaki beef called bulgogi is to die for.


How many donuts are you capable of eating in one sitting?

If they are Krispy Kreme, then I could eat at least half a dozen.


How many Taylor Swift songs do you actually listen to every single day?

Not a Taylor Swift guy, but I’m good for at least one Lana Del Rey album a day.


Can you fit your whole fist in your mouth?

Not even close.


Describe your life using a film title.

“He Got Game.” Huge Denzel Washington fan.


What song best describes your work ethic?

Sky’s The Limit by The Notorious B.I.G.