JACKSON TWP.  Jackson senior Kory Roth has committed play football for Capital University.

Roth, a two-sport athlete at Jackson, helped anchor the linebacking corps for the Polar Bears last season as the team made its first playoff appearance in more than a decade. A three-year letterwinner on the gridiron, Roth was fourth on the team in tackles with 88 and added five quarterback pressures, two interceptions and one sack.

"Kory exemplifies what it means to be a student-athlete. He excelled in the classroom while achieving on the football field and wrestling mat,” Jackson head football coach Tim Budd said. “His work ethic, discipline, and competitive nature will carry him to many future achievements. We all look forward to watching him continue his success at Capital and beyond."

In addition to his success on the football field, Roth was also one of the leaders for the wrestling team, which placed second in the Federal League this winter. Off the field, he has a 3.9 GPA and plans to major in environmental science at Capital. He was joined for his signing by his family, along with Budd, assistant coach Jay Rohr and head wrestling coach Joe Knopick.