PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former Temple College standout Haason Reddick is predicted be a prime decide in Thursday’s NFL Draft. The linebacker began as a stroll on and rose to be a star.
“It’s one thing that you must need,” Reddick stated. “I needed it for myself.”
Born and raised in Camden, Reddick didn’t all the time stand out. A highschool damage sidelined him at a essential time. However Reddick all the time knew might make it to the NFL and was decided to show it when he walked on to the Temple soccer group in 2012.
“I don’t assume I might have been capable of rise, if I wasn’t underneath the radar,” he stated. “It was all as much as me, you understand, how a lot work was I going to place in to get to my dream.”
Quick ahead — and due to the help of his mother and father and former Temple head coach Matt Rule — Reddick stayed targeted and labored exhausting.
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“I’ve the mindset that every time I’m going out on the sector I’m dominating whoever’s in entrance of me,” Reddick stated.
He stood out junior yr within the Owls’ win over Penn State — after which senior yr — rating second within the AAC with 10.5 sacks. On the columbine and past, his inventory continued to rise, garnering him the keys to his house metropolis of Camden earlier this week.
“Going from the place they stated I might have been to the place I might find yourself it’s all been lovely,” he stated.
Reddick met with the Eagles and would like to play for his hometown workforce, however he says he can be pleased to go to any group.
“I feel it will be loopy and I feel the town can be proud of that,” he stated, “however any staff will do.”
As for what he’ll purchase first — a house for his mom.