Jackets prevail over ACC rival in Dublin to improve to 1-0 on the season
Quotes from Coach Johnson and players at Tech's Media Day
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
2015 (Redshirt Junior): Played in eight games ... Finished season with 15 tackles (nine solo) and one forced fumble ... Tallied career-high five tackles with one forced fumble vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3) ... Added one tackle vs. Tulane (Sept. 12) ... Did not record any stats at Duke (Sept. 26) ... Had three tackles vs. North Carolina (Oct. 3) ... Recorded four tackles at Virginia (Oct. 31).
2014 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in six games ... Had three tackles ... Tallied one tackle at NC State (Nov. 8) ... Recorded two tackles at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) ... 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in 10 games ... Recorded four tackles ... Had tackle in first collegiate game vs. Elon (Aug. 31) ... Registered two solo tackles vs. Syracuse (Oct. 19).
2012 (True Freshman): Redshirted, did not play ... 2012-13 ACC Honor Roll.
High School: Central Gwinnett H.S. ... Played for head coach Todd Wofford ... Rated four stars by Rivals.com ... Ranked as No. 18 defensive end prospect nationally and with four stars by Scout.com ... Finished year with 70 tackles, seven sacks, three fumble recoveries and two blocked kicks ... Recorded 19 total tackles, six tackles for loss, two sacks, two fumble recoveries and blocked punt in first two prep games, which sparked instant recruiting interest ... Outstanding student in classroom with 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.
Tackles: 5 vs. Alcorn State, Sept. 3, 2015
Solo Tackles: 3 vs. Alcorn State, Sept. 3, 2015
Tackles for Loss: 1.0, three times - last vs. Virginia, Nov. 19, 2016
Sacks: 1.0, twice - last vs. Virginia, Nov. 19, 2016
Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. Alcorn State, Sept. 3, 2015
Quarterback Hurries: 1 vs. No. 5/3 Clemson, Sept. 22, 2016