Week 11 Student Athlete Spotlight: Josh Ketcher of Vista High School

The Ketcher name is part of a lineage at Vista High School. Josh is the third in the line. But that’s not where the well runs dry.

"I have 11 siblings," Ketcher said.

That’s why its no surprise that when the fullback and middle linebacker’s football exploits end, his life will resemble a mix of two strong figures in San Diego society: Shelley Zimmerman and Bonnie Dumanis.

"I would like to major in criminal justice," Ketcher said. "I want to be a cop when I’m older, and work my way up to detective so I can be a homicide detective or look for missing and exploited children."

"It isn’t that surprising to me," Vista economics teacher D.J. Sosnowski said. "I watch him work with his peers and…he’s making sure everyone around him understands the concepts."

"Having family, I know I wouldn’t want them taken away," Ketcher said. "I would like to help families reunite…and give them justice for what has happened."

Caring about the success of others isn’t lost between the white lines. You don’t become team captain by focusing on yourself.

"When you have a kid like him, when you ask about role models in the community, he’s absolutely one of those kids you want to emulate," head coach Dan Williams said.

Categories: 2014 PPR Archive, 2015 PPR Features, 2015 PPR Features Part 2, 2015 Student Athlete Spotlight