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Xavier Adibi

Adibi while at Virginia Tech.
No. 52     Houston Texans
Personal information
Date of birth: October 18, 1984 (1984-10-18) (age 25)
Place of birth: Stillwater, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 224 lb (102 kg)
Career information
College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 118
Debuted in 2008 for the Houston Texans
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Xavier Oyekola Adibi (born October 18, 1984 in Stillwater, Oklahoma) is an American football linebacker for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Texans in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech.


Early years

Adibi attended and played high school football at Phoebus High School in Hampton, Virginia, and graduated in 2003.

He helped the Phantoms win their first state championship. Phoebus' first undefeated season came during Adibi's senior year where the Phantoms won their second consecutive state championship. Adibi rushed for 155 yards and four touchdowns in the 2002 state football game, while playing fullback, with future college teammate, D. J. Parker, as the quarterback.

Following his high school career, Adibi played in the 2003 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

College career

Adibi and the Hokie defense take on the East Carolina Pirates

Adibi played college football at Virginia Tech. As a redshirt freshman in 2004, Adibi backed up Mikal Baquee. He was injured during the first game against USC and returned for a Thursday night game against Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Against Georgia Tech, Adibi had a prolific game, making eight tackles, including two sacks. He had a key game-saving sack on a Georgia Tech fourth quarter scoring drive. Georgia Tech had an opportunity to ice the game away, but Adibi's sack of Reggie Ball forced a field goal and kept it a one-score game, which Virginia Tech would ultimately rally to win.[1]

Adibi earned the starting inside linebacker spot before the 2005 season and has held that position ever since.

In 2006, Adibi finished second on the team in tackles with 82. Following a 17-0 shutout of Virginia, he was honored as the ACC defensive lineman of the week for his performance, which included a forced fumble to set up the first (and winning) touchdown.[2]


Adibi's older brother, Nathaniel Adibi, was a standout defensive end for the Hokies. Their father, Abiodun Adibi, was a college soccer player at Oklahoma State and is a professor at Hampton University.[3]


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