Stanley Rodgers

Stanley Rodgers racked up 344 tackles in the past three seasons as a defensive back at St. Teresa, but it's his personality and commitment to the military that make him WAND Sports Hero of the Week.

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- St. Teresa graduate Stanley Rodgers is WAND Sports Hero of the Week for his magnanimous personality, on-field leadership and his recent commitment to the U.S. Army.

Rodgers' going away party is this coming Saturday, and from there he will spend six months in St. Louis training for his career in the Army Reserve.

It's a story of overcoming adversity and maintaining a positive attitude that lifts others up -- despite a set of obstacles in his life.

[VIDEO: STANLEY RODGERS, HERO OF THE WEEK]

2019

Week 1: Irina Yeakley, Decatur Christian
Week 2: Ethan Osborne, Mt. Zion Junior High
Week 3: Illinois School for the Visually Impaired Wrestling
Week 4: George Johns, Jr., Holy Family
Week 5: Calvin Carson, Big Kings Basketball
Week 6: Terry Mason, Decatur
Week 7: Jarius Ingram, Warrensburg-Latham
Week 8: Anaya Peoples, Schlarman
Week 9: Myshaun Dozier, MacArthur
Week 10: Challenger League
Week 11: Adam Miller, Gatorade Player of Year

2018

Week 1: Shannon Roberts, MacArthur
Week 2: Fowler Connell, Danville
Week 3: Ken Leonard, Sacred Heart-Griffin
Week 4: Micah and Dennis Sheppard, Meridian
Week 5: Emily Short, Decatur
Week 6: Veterans and Friends golf 
Week 7: Dre Brown, Mike Dudek, Scotty Gilkey, Illinois/Eastern Illinois
Week 8: Demirjian Family of Decatur
Week 9: Donna Dulle, Mt. Pulaski
Week 10: Moe Dampeer
Week 11: Sister Jean, Loyola
Week 12: Reilly Fitzpatrick, Maroa-Forsyth
Week 13: Volunteers of Decatur Turkey Tournament
Week 14: Nick Allegretti, Illinois
Week 15: Taylorville Tornadoes
Week 16: Scotty Gilkey, Eastern Illinois
Week 17: Adam Miller, Morgan Park/Peoria
Week 18: Stanley Rodgers, St. Teresa