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 ... Agood student who made the Dean's List and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
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).
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.
High School: Central Gwinnett HS ... Played for head coach Todd Wofford ... Rated four stars by Rivals ... Ranked as No. 18 defensive end prospect nationally and with four stars by Scout ... 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.