SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Q13 FOX (KCPQ) today announced T.J. Potts of Bonney Lake High School as the week nine CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. T.J. will be recognized on the field at CenturyLink Field during the November 4 game against the Minnesota Vikings.
T.J., a junior at Bonney Lake, was selected Athlete of the Week based on his dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership and athletic performance. T.J. holds a 3.75 GPA and is currently taking AP U.S. History, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry and French this semester. He passed the AP Human Geography test as a Sophomore last year and is a member of the National Honor Society. T.J. is a member of the Bonney Lake High School Chamber choir, in addition to volunteering at the Bonney Lake High School Panthers Youth Football Camp and serving the community at Beautify Bonney Lake. T.J. is also the ASB Junior Class Senator. On the football field, T.J. is a second-year varsity letterman after being named captain for both the Freshman and junior varsity team, in addition to currently holding a junior leadership position on the team. T.J. starts at outside linebacker and has just completed a successful season with 61 tackles, two sacks, a fumble recovery and an interception.
As high school athlete of the week, the student-athlete will also be recognized at their school in front of their family, peers and teachers. They will also receive a $1,000 grant from CenturyLink and the Seahawks for their school's ASB fund, in addition to media recognition, tickets and sideline passes to a Seahawks game, and a customized 2012 Nike Seahawks jersey.
For more information and to nominate an outstanding student athlete, visit: www.seahawks.com/promotions/2012/centurylink/high-school-athlete.html
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About Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1976 as an expansion team. Seattle is the only team to have played in both the American Football Conference (AFC) and National Football Conference (NFC) Championship Games. The Seahawks' only Super Bowl appearance was in 2006 for Super Bowl XL. The team plays at CenturyLink Field in downtown Seattle and is owned by local businessman, investor, and philanthropist Paul Allen.