Former Cougar Seth Wight gets national nod

Former Jefferson High athlete Seth Wight, left, received a nomination for his off-field contributions to the community from the Allstate America Football Coaches Association.

Washington University of St. Louis (MO) football player Seth Wight, a graduate of Jefferson High, has been nominated for the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team.

Wight is one of 117 student-athletes from all levels of college football vying for one of the 22 final positions. Each player must be actively involved and committed to working with a charitable organization, service group or community service while maintaining a solid acdemic standing.

Wight has been active as a volunteer speaker for the Jason Foundation, an organization dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide. He has also been a volunteer at the Preclarus Mastery Academy, tutoring a fifth grade student twice a week. Wight has been a building supervisor for the WUSTL Athletic Complex and a volunteer at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

While at Washington, an NCAA Division III school with no athletic scholarships, Wight has traveled to Kazakhstan to participate in archeological digs.

In his two seasons as a football player, Wight has earned two letters and played in all 20 games while being credited with 19 tackles. He has been a member of the University All-Academic Team.

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