Scholar Athlete: Thomas Pritchard

Scholar Athlete: Thomas Pritchard (Image 1)
Scholar Athlete: Thomas Pritchard (Image 1)

By Chris Kane

Meet our latest WJBF News Channel 6 Scholar-Athlete of the Week…Thomas Pritchard, a senior at Jefferson County High School.
Jefferson County High School senior Thomas Pritchard is this week's recipient of the 2011-2012 WJBF News Channel 6 Scholar-Athlete of the Week Award.

Thomas is big on making first impressions. Two years ago, Jefferson County's star kicker made the inaugural Football Friday Night/ESPN Rise All-Area football team.

One of the best placekickers in the state of Georgia…Thomas was known for wearing his famous green shoes.

He's also known for his outstanding work in the classroom, as he sports a 4.0 GPA. He also scored 1800 on the SAT.

Recently, Thomas was named the 83rd best placekicker/punter in the country by ProKicker.com.

Next fall, he plans on attending Georgia and one day…he wants to becoem a plastic surgeon.

WJBF News Channel 6 Sports Director Chris Kane has more.

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