LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An adjunct professor at SFA has taken what some may consider useless knowledge and turned it into tens of thousands of dollars in just seven days after winning at Jeopardy!
Seth Wilson, who is listed under the faculty in the English department, has now won $166,500 on the trivia game show.
"I didn't think I was going to win the first show, I started off really, really well and got off to a very fast start" Wilson said.
It's a title that he's dreamed about ever since he was a kid.
"I've been a fan of the show for as long as I remember. I remember watching it when I was like 4 and 5 and I found it really frustrating that I didn't know any of the answers at that time. But I was really intrigued by the way that the game worked." Wilson said.
He was so intrigued that he made it a mission to become a contestant.
Wilson also went through over a year long process before he finally got that phone call.
"It was really, really exciting finally getting that call and knowing that I was going to get to go play." Said Wilson.
His excitement was fueled even more when he shared a special moment with the show's host.
"After my first round when I really got off to a fast start when we cut to go the commercial and to touch up make up, Alex Trebek looked up and said somebody came to play." Wilson said.
Wilson is also a professor at Steven F. Austin University, so we decided to put his knowledge of Nacogdoches to the test.
Wilson got 3 questions correct out of 4, and as for which question he missed.
What is the largest trophy in college football?
The show, which airs on KTRE every weekday at 11 a.m., has been taped months in advance, but it is not known just how long Wilson will continue to win.
Wilson will go for eight straight on Wednesday.
Wilson's fifth win earned him a berth in the Tournament of Champions.