A former football star at Foster High School has been named to a national watch list recognizing community service.

Andrew Martel, a safety at Texas-San Antonio and one of the team’s top returning tacklers for this coming season, is on the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy, UTSA’s website reports. The award annually honors the player with the best example of achievement in athletics, academics and community service. 

Martel reads to area elementary schoolchildren and has been a part of the For The Kids Dance Marathon and the UTSA Day of Service. He also is a three-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

The trophy will be awarded on Dec. 10.

Last season for UTSA, Martel – who is entering his senior season — had 45 tackles, which placed fifth on the squad, to go with two fumble recoveries.

At Foster, Martel was the District 24-5A Utility Most Valuable Player and a finalist for the Houston Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Year.

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