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Park View's Sedeski commits to Princeton

Park View senior Tommy Sedeski has committed to play football at Princeton University next season. The 5-7, 160-pound wide receiver, defensive back and kick returner will sign a likely letter signifying his commitment to Princeton and the school's assurance of his admission.

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Like all Ivy League schools, the athletic program at Princeton is a non-scholarship program, but the signing process is still similar to that at any Division I program. After receiving several offers, including other offers from rival Ivy League programs, Sedeski found Princeton provided an incredible opportunity educationally, professionally, and athletically.

During his senior season, Sedeski earned the nickname “Touchdown Tommy” for his ability to impact his team’s performance in all three phases of the game. On offense, he was a versatile performer as both a running back (557 yards on 73 carries) and as a receiver (408 yards on 29 receptions). Defensively he registered 61 tackles, four tackles for loss, five pass break-ups, and one interception his senior season, and he finished his career at the Sterling school with 97 tackles, 13 pass break-ups, and two interceptions. In addition, Sedeski was a deadly return man on the Patriot special teams units averaging 26.1 and 33.1 yards per return on kickoffs and punts respectively, including two punt returns for touchdowns. His senior season also marked his entrance into the record books when he became the leading receiver in Park View football history with 1,469 receiving yards, a record previously held by Andy Bell (1987-1989).

Sedeski also excelled in the classroom where he earned a 4.3 grade point average and is currently ranked eighth in his graduating class. Every other morning, he travels to Broad Run High School in Ashburn to take an Advanced Placement economics class that is not offered at Park View.

Sedeski was named first team all-Dulles District in his sophomore season and piled up several more accolades this fall. He was named an all-district player on offense (second team WR), defense (second team DB), and special teams (first team returner), which also earned him a second team all-Region II award as a returner. The Associated Press selected him to their second team AA All-State team at the “all-around” position. Finally, on Feb. 4, in USA Today, Sedeski will be recognized as the Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year for the state of Virginia – an award that recognizes peak performance in the Red Zone, and includes academic achievement and community involvement. The Patriots finished the season with an 8-4 record, advancing to the AA Region II Division 3 final where they fell to Handley.

A signing ceremony will be held for Sedeski on Friday, February 5, at 4 p.m. in the Park View High School library.

By Matt Brooks  |  January 29, 2010; 2:07 PM ET
Categories:  AA Dulles , Football , Park View  
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