The sophomore defensive tackle pushing on, pushing his way up
Sophomore defensive end Francis Kallon continues to put the work in
The switch back to a 4-3 has the D-Line ready and eager to do some hitting
An athletic player with great potential, but still learning technique and adjusting to the speed of the game... gained valuable experience in 2013 as a reserve... one of the more intriguing players in the ACC... did not play football until his senior year of high school after his family moved to the United States from England, where he played rugby... received 12 scholarship offers before playing his first high school game... a good student who made the Dean's List and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2014 (sophomore): Recorded two tackles at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20).
2012 (true freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Central Gwinnett HS... played for head coach Todd Wofford... rated with four stars by Rivals... ranked as the No. 18 defensive end prospect nationally and with four stars by Scout... finished the year with 70 tackles, seven sacks, three fumble recoveries and two blocked kicks... recorded 19 total tackles, six tackles for losses, two sacks, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt in his first two prep games, which sparked instant recruiting interest... an outstanding student in the classroom with a 3.9 GPA.
Personal: Full name is Francis Gerard Kallon... born Feb. 2, 1994 in London, England... son of Francis and Rosaline Kallon... began playing football at age 18... majoring in literature, media and communication.