Congratulations to Jamal Andress, who assisted the Texans' web department throughout the 2007 season during his senior year at Hightower High School. Jamal recently was awarded a full $48,000 scholarship to attend the University of Missouri, where he plans to pursue his dream profession of broadcast journalism at Mizzou's renowned Reynolds Journalism Institute.
Check out this nice video piece on him done by Fox 26 News, in which Jamal, a varsity basketball player on one of the top teams in the state, demonstrates that young athletes don't have to depend solely on athletic ability to earn a college scholarship.
We wish Jamal all the best, and fully expect to see him on SportsCenter a few years down the road.
- Nick Scurfield