Tennyson’s Paxton headed to Brown

Tennyson High wide receiver Alson Paxton Jr. has accepted an offer and committed to playing football at Brown University. Brown, like all Ivy League schools, does not offer athletic scholarships. The 6-foot, 190-pound Paxton caught 46 passes for 793 yards and 12 touchdowns this season for the Lancers, who matched a school record with eight wins and made the North Coast Section playoffs for the second straight year — the only two playoff appearances in school history.

“He’s a great kid that helped turn the program around and is getting it done in the classroom,” Tennyson coach Terry Smith said of Paxton, who carries a 3.88 grade point average.


Jimmy Durkin

Jimmy Durkin is a sports writer for the Bay Area News Group.

  • s1lverngreen

    Ivy league! Can’t go wrong with that! Congratulations Mr. Paxton! He’ll be playing against former DLS standout Lucas Shapiro now at Cornell.

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  • mob56

    good for him!

  • Monarch Pride

    Congrats to Alson Paxton, Coach Smith, Tennyson, and the Tennyson community. Keep up the good work on the field and in the classroom young man.

  • ManDown

    The word is D. Drew from Livermore has committed to CAL!