Defensive End, 6'3", 235
Brighton High School
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HIGH SCHOOL Senior defensive captain... Worked his way into starting defensive end role late in junior season... Earned First Team Region 7-4A recognition as senior after accumulating 68 total tackles, three quarterback sacks and a fumble recovery... Ended prep career with 17 tackles for loss... Helped Cardinals to berth in 2006 4A state playoffs... Also saw limited action as blocking fullback in goal-line situations and at offensive tackle as senior... Also earned two varsity letters in track and field... Member of National Honors Society who earned academic all-region honors and received president's award.
PERSONAL Theron Olabode Kadri... Son of Laisi and Evelyn Kadri... Born Jan. 21, 1989 in Monroe, La... Youngest of four siblings: two brothers and a sister... Dad is a production engineer; mom is a teacher... Mom is a Vanderbilt alumni... Both brothers are engineers... Enjoys playing the saxophone... Participated on two-time state runnerup rugby squad... Plays to major in computer engineering.
BRIGHTON HEAD COACH WILL WOLFE
"Theron's got a world of upside at the next level. He has one of the quickest first steps I've ever seen in 12 years of doing this. Theron also has a frame that can hold a lot more weight. "Theron has really athletic for a young man his size. You're talking about a guy that can stand and long jump well over 10 feet. Not too many guys playing the position he plays can approach that. Theron also has an amazing wing span.
"While Theron is a late bloomer, his motor never stops. That's what coaches like about him on film. He plays from sideline to sideline, and never takes a play off."