Sayyid Kanu, a redshirt sophomore defensive back, recorded five tackles and had two pass break-ups in a 17-13 loss to VMI last Saturday (9/17/16). The 5-foot-11, 173 pounder is fifth on the team in tackles after leading the Eagles in week one with 9 stops. Last year as a redshirt freshmen, the former Stallion appeared in 10 games and registered 36 tackles, 4.5 for a loss. In 2014, he was redshirted, but was recognized by as a member of the Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll.
While at DeSales, Sayyid was named third team All-Ohio as a defensive back in 2012 and 2013 after intercepting a combined 8 passes. He was a two-time first team All-CCL and first team All-Central District selection. As a senior, he finished second on the team with 50 tackles.
From the Pioneer Football League, Morehead State University, from St. Francis DeSales High School, class of 2014, Sayyid Kanu. Together, they make up this week’s installment of the St. Francis DeSales Football Alum of the Week.