HOUSTON - Most students relax during their summer vacations. St. Thomas senior Joseph Lowery decided to work right on through his this year.

Painting fences, cleaning lockers...the defensive end did it all just as he does on the field.

Lowery is one of the leaders of the Eagles defense, but before he was chasing down quarterbacks he played offense. This is much more to his liking.

The Humble native lives with his aunt during the week to attend St. Thomas, a school which has meant the world to him.

The pre-season all area selection has drawn interest to play at the next level from several service academies and Ivy League schools, but he ll never forget where he comes from.

KHOU 11 Sports reporter Daniel Gotera has more.

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