Keller: Austin Weber takes talent to all fields

Published 11:45 pm Friday, June 20, 2014

Many high school students participate in athletics, and some choose more than one sport.

However, it’s now becoming more popular to concentrate on one sport and focus all year on that one.  

Austin Weber is different. He is a free-spirited, competitive senior at St. Charles Catholic High School, who has lettered in three sports — football, baseball and basketball.

In his spare time he enjoys bowling and has participated in league play.

As a freshman, he was instrumental in helping the Comets to an undefeated season, which led to them becoming the Class 3A State Champions in football. He was the starting quarterback on the team for the past two years.  

In baseball, he has been in the starting lineup for three years as an infielder, pitcher and catcher.  

This past year, he decided to play basketball. He was a starter and one of the most valuable players on the team.  

During the summer, he is busy with weight lifting, football practice to prepare for the upcoming season, American Legion baseball, basketball practice and a few summer games.  

With that schedule, this past Monday after Austin had football practice from 7 to 9 o’clock in the morning, a baseball game against Karr at 5 o’clock in the afternoon, where he pitched two innings and played second base the other five, he managed to go one for three in the third spot of the batting order.  

After the game, he, his brother, Zack, and Zachary Roussel decided to go to La Carreta’s for something to eat.

After that, they went bowling in Kenner at Don Carter’s. Believe it or not, Austin bowled a perfect 300 game!  

When I congratulated him the day after at a basketball game, he smiled and said, “I really was nervous.”  

He is a talented athlete, but his competitive edge separates him from other talented people.  

Austin’s proud parents are Allen and Kim Weber. His strong fan support is led by his two grandmothers, Mi-Mi Chaney and Carmen Weber, and his special 93-year-old great-aunt, Mrs. Juliette Alford.    


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