Jester “All-Everything” Weah
Madison Memorial Star Begins Next Step At Pitt.
By:Tyler Zavadsky Twitter:@TylerZonESPN
Every so often a school is graced with a student that has been blessed with the athletic ability of an Olympian and the will of a titan.
Madison Memorial has been home to many of these athletes.
Tyrone Braxton, an All-American football talent in high school and college who took his talents to the pinnacle of the sport and won two Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos.
Wesley Mathews, the state of Wisconsin’s “Mr. Basketball” in 2005 who went onto star at Marquette and currently is a key contributor in the NBA for the Portland Trailblazers.
Vander Blue, a state champion in high school that was the top dog and leader of this years Marquette Golden Eagles team that reached the Elite 8.
These athletes and countless more have walked the halls of James Madison Memorial High School in years past, but over the last four years another All-Everything athlete has astounded his classmates and alumni alike. Jester Weah, a hopeful star wide receiver at the University of Pittsburgh next season for the Panthers.
The title “All-Everything” is not just hyperbole either, it is a moniker that Weah has earned over his high school career and was given to him by his teammates, coaches, scouts and media members from all over.
Weah leaves a legacy that soon will not be forgotten. His most recent accolade, being named the Wisconsin State Journal/WisconsinPrepZone.com boys high school athlete of the year in 2012-13 for the state of Wisconsin, was just the cherry on top.
Even before he added that title to his resume, Weah was a constant on the All-Anything and Everything lists prior to his senior campaign.
His junior year, Weah earned First Team All-Conference in football as a wide receiver for the Spartans as well as garnering Second Team All-Conference honors in basketball.
Then the legend grew even larger once his senior year started under the Friday night lights.
Once again, Weah was named as a First Team All-Conference selection after leading the conference in receiving with 805 yards and finishing the season with eight touchdown grabs. He was then named as a Second Team All-State selection by the Associated Press and Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.
Despite the accolades, Weah wasn’t done adding to his legacy whatsoever with basketball season right around the corner.
He then went on to dominate the hardwood for yet another season enroute to earning his second First Team All-Conference selection of his senior year. Oh, and he was also named to the All-State Honorable Mention Team as well. Weah averaged just under 13 points and eight rebounds per game for the Spartans in his last season in green.
Many thought this young man had nothing more to earn or give to his school. But after a bit of convincing from teammate and best friend Daurice Fountain, Weah joined the track team.
After a stellar season on the track, Weah’s career culminated in winning WIAA Division 1 state titles in the 100 and 200-meter dashes while wiping out several school records in the process.
Although one may expect all of the success Weah has had during his time at Memorial to go to his head, the young man has never once stopped to gloat, brag or boast. He is just hungry for more at the next level.
Weah will join our program this Saturday morning to talk about his career in Madison and his hopes and dreams for the next chapter of his life at Pitt. With his determination, athletic ability and saint-like character, there should be nothing standing in the way of his ultimate goal; to one day play in the NFL.
By: Tyler Zavadsky Twitter:@TylerZonESPN
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