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A local high school student is taking his athletic prowess to the U.S. Military Academy.

Seth Brown, of St. John Paul II, has received an athletic appointment to West Point to play sprint football. His signing ceremony was March 4 at the Huntsville school.

Brown, who played football, basketball and three years of baseball for the Falcons, selected Army instead of Sewanee.

“To not only continue to play football but also to be able to serve my country and give back to others,” he said.

Asked about his family’s military background, he said his grandfather on his father’s side and his uncle on his mother’s side both served in the Army. His grandfather, who is deceased, served in Vietnam.

Brown has an older sister, Arsemen Brown. His father is Darrell Brown; his mother, Dawn Martin; and stepmother, Zanetta Brown.

He was the quarterback in football and the point guard in basketball. He played outfield in baseball from grades 9-11.

Brown plans to major in chemistry at West Point and become a medical doctor.

“I have all A’s and B’s,” he said.

He was the Falcons starting quarterback in all three years David Lloyd has been the football coach for St. John Paul II.

“He’s an unbelievable kid,” Lloyd said. “Super competitive. And he’s just been a phenomenal leader for us over the last three years.”

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