CN student athletes making a difference

Jefferson City, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Recently, sergeant Scott Winstead was involved in a crash while chasing a suspect. Students at Carson-Newman University helped pull him from the wreckage, and the push to help sergeant Winstead continued this past weekend.

Last Saturday it was win #7 for the Carson-Newman football team and it came on the road, but back at home in Jefferson City, some of the Freshman football players and band members that didn't make the trip were impacting the community in a different way.

Billy Long:"...seeing people out here helping the community. it's just about taking a step back and seeing what you've done. you just want to do more."

Carson-Newman students have taken part in operation inasmuch for 12 years annually now. its a running event, and while dozens and dozens of students come out to help the community, this location, the home of sergeant Winstead gave special meaning to the word service.

Billy Long: "...I'm very sorry for what happened to him and the things that he's done for this community. I just want to do the same thing that he has done. he's a role model. just to do whatever it takes to just help out is great.

Clark Measels: "...he's going to enjoy it i hope. he will enjoy the look of his yard when this is done."

On the field, or off the field, the Carson- Newman way remains the same. it's really important to me because of the name Carson-Newman carries.

Curtis Tollett:"...so I have to like continue to bring that name. so i have to give back to the community."

Ann Noble: "...it shows that we're a family. especially how we serve together and how we work together."