Joshua Weeks: Mormon Athlete

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Joshua Weeks Mormon athlete

As of 2012, when this article was written, Joshua Weeks, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a stellar high school athlete, had written a letter of intent to play for Brigham Young University and attend college there.

Weeks was one of five winners of the 2012 NFF National High School Scholar-Athlete Awards with each recipient selected as the best of the best from their region of the country at the high school level. [1] The award goes to the absolute finest of America's scholar athletes.

Selected from the 450,000 high school football players covered by the NFF Chapter Network, the five scholar-athletes were honored for their high school accomplishments during the NFF Chapter Awards Luncheon presented by Under Armour Tuesday at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. First bestowed in 1991, the NFF National High School Scholar-Athlete Awards have become one of the most prestigious high school honors in the country. Criteria for the award include but are not limited to academic achievement, athletic accomplishments and leadership in the community.

On the field Weeks performed well in the positions of quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back. He was three times named an All-State and Max Preps All-American honoree.

Weeks participated in the inaugural Semper Fi All-American Bowl in 2011. With career marks of 187 receptions for 3,851 yards and 46 touchdowns, Weeks set multiple state records. He also set Arizona Class AAA single-season records in 2010 by posting 1,561 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns.

Joshua managed a 4.0 grade average, even while taking a number of Advanced Placement classes (AP). He was on his high school's Principal 4.0 Honor Roll every semester he attended high school (Arizona's Show Low High School). He was named an All-American in football by the Arizona Coaches Association and the United Dairy Council of Arizona for his academic, personal and athletic excellence.

A Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout, Weeks was a member of Student Council and a Pride Leader. He was a four-year letterman in basketball, where he earned Class AAA All-State Honorable Mention accolades. As a member of the track and field team he set school records in the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes. He served as a three-year mentor at a camp for developmentally disabled adults and served as a scholastic mentor for fellow students. 

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