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Hanford's Wagar Headed to MIT, Will Play Football for the Engineers

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- Hanford Senior Cam Wagar is headed to MIT (the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) next year where he will play football. MIT is a school many call the best engineering school in the country.

Wagar is not your average football player or your average student. On the field, he had over 2,100 yards rushing, a school record. In the classroom, he had a 3.994 GPA.

That is one A- in 4 years. Pluse, Wagar got that A- because he didn't have time to study for a test after having surgery.

"It was all my fault," Wagar said. "I had my knee surgery and I had to come back and take a test or I would have had to wait until after winter break. I would have done worse."

"That's classic Cameron, regardless of what the obstacle is or what disappointment he may face, he is just going to keep plugging away," said Falcons Football Coach Rob Oram. "He's going to work hard and he's going to be successful. Really, nothing stops him."