Fox 40 Prospect Challenge (Central): Eagle Sadiku ready to see how he measures up

Khaleel Sadiku first hit the gridiron five years ago and his experience thus far has been great.

“I’ve had some great coaches who taught me respect, discipline and heart,” said Khaleel.

During his career, the defensive tackle/nose tackle has played for the Nepean Redskins back in 2013, then for the Nepean Eagles from 2014 to now in the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA).

This past fall, he also joined his school’s junior team, the LDHSS Ravens, in the National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association (NCSSAA).

“Being part of a football team aided me in becoming more outspoken and create new friendships,” commented the Eagle. “My football coaches have helped me improve myself on and off the field, which has improved my studies.”

“My football experience has greatly affected my life,” added Khaleel.

This upcoming season, Khaleel is trying out for the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) to play with the Myers Riders’ junior varsity team.

Moreover, the DT/NT is also participating in the Fox 40 Prospect Challenge and his goal is to test himself against players [from] all over Ontario.

“It’ll help me see what I need to improve on and push me to work harder,” added Khaleel.

During the offseason, the Eagle plays volleyball to help with his footwork and reaction time. He also bikes instead of driving whenever he can, and attends the gym alongside playing community sports when possible.

On the field, his idol is Ray Lewis because he is a great player and has a lot of passion for the game.

“You can tell just by the way he plays and how he acts in the huddle,” commented Khaleel. “He really struck me and the fact that he was a great player pushes me to get better.”

The Eagle loves to play football because it is when he is the happiest.

“I’ve never experienced anything like it,” explained Khaleel. “When I have a bad day I can go to practice and forget about my problems.”

“Being able to play football has done me a lot of good and I hope I’m able to continue playing it for years to come.”

Khaleel Sadiku
Positions: Defensive tackle and nose tackle
Height/Weight: 5’10”, 235lbs
Teams: Nepean Eagles (NCAFA) and LDHSS Ravens (NCSSAA)
Class: 2019


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