Congratulations to Justin Vigil, a junior football player at Thomas Jefferson High School, for receiving 2,891 votes out of a total 5,562 and being named the ASPIRE Athlete of the Week for Week 4!
Justin earned the award due in large part to his leadership qualities, on the gridiron and off. He leads by example, doing whatever is necessary to help the team win.
“Justin Vigil is an athlete that every coach dreams of having,” said TJ head coach Matt Nicolo. “He’s smart, dedicated, and most of all a class act both on and off the field.”
Justin started the season as wide receiver for the Spartans, but when their quarterback went down due to injury, Justin stepped up to fill the void.
“He basically had to learn to play the role in a week,” said Coach Nicolo.
In his first game as a quarterback, Justin threw for 85 yards and rushed for 146 more, including a touchdown against George Washington High School. That’s a big move for a kid to make, especially one that was All-League at wide receiver as a sophomore.
Off the field, Justin boasts a 3.6 GPA at Thomas Jefferson. He’s an active member of the DECA chapter at TJ and has dedicated his time and efforts to several community service events such as Adopt-a-Family and Trick-or-Treat Street for middle school students.
“His teammates consider him to be someone they look up to,” concluded Coach Nicolo. “And the coaches all agree that he is invaluable to our program as an individual and program leader.”
Justin’s interview with Dan Fellman will air on the Mile High Sports Show on FM 104.3 The Fan this Sunday (10/18) in between 7 and 9 a.m., but we’ve also got a sneak peek below.
Congratulations again to Justin Vigil for being named the ASPIRE Athlete of the Week for Week 4! ASPIRE Sports Drinks are now available at all Target, Safeway and Whole Foods locations.