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Jiro Kakpovbia

  • NCAA ID: 1912769842
  • U Sports ID: CS967229D
  • Status: Committed to University of Waterloo
  • Class of 2022

Next Level U Statement

Interested in playing football at a 4-year institution, while obtaining a degree in Computer Science. My willingness to succeed makes me an asset to any team. and I am a leader both on and off the field. I am a natural athlete, very coachable, and a team player. I have a very strong work ethic and I am always looking to improve. My ability to pick up new skills quickly has helped me become the dominant, versatile player that I am today.

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Software Engineering

School Name
Laurel Heights Secondary School
School City
Grad Year



Coach Chris Dehaan –

Coach Josh Alexander –


Linebacker, Defensive End

Player Style:

Aggressive, Versatile, Determined, Hard Working

Player Strengths:

Strength, Speed, Athleticism, Creativity


Member of the Waterloo SVP Teens Executive Team (Fall 2019 – Present)

Member of the SJAM Executive Team (Fall 2019 – Present)

SJAM Junior Football Co-Captain (Fall 2019)

SJAM Bantam Rugby Captain (Spring 2019)

Pioneer President SJAM African, Caribbean & Black (ACB) + Allies Club (Fall 2020 – Present)

Team History:

Cambridge Lions Football (2010 – 2011)

Twin City Warhawks Football (2012 – 2015)

Waterloo Wildhawks Basketball (2013 – 2015)

Centennial Public School Touch Football (Fall 2017)

Centennial Public School Basketball (Winter 2016/17 – Winter 2018)

SJAM Junior Football (Fall 2018 – Fall 2019)

SJAM Junior Boys Basketball (Winter 2018/19 – Winter 2020)

SJAM Bantam Boys Rugby (Spring 2019)

SJAM Junior Boys Rugby (Spring 2019 – Spring 2020)

Individual Accomplishments:

Lions Pride Weekend Offensive MVP (2014)

Various “Player of the Game” Awards in Football, Rugby, and Basketball

Waterloo County 14-Year-Old Boys Shot Put Champion (Spring 2018)

Tri-City Elementary Wrestling Champion (Spring 2018)

SJAM Junior Football MVP Nominee (Fall 2018)

SJAM Bantam Rugby MVP Nominee (Spring 2019)

SJAM Junior Football Offensive Lineman of the Year (Fall 2018)

Honour Roll (Spring 2017 – Present)

SJAM Citizenship Award (2018 – 2019)

SJAM Academic Excellence Award for Drama (2018 – 2019)

SJAM Junior Football Defensive Lineman of the Year (Fall 2019)

SJAM Highlander Extracurricular Award Recipient (2019 – 2020)

SJAM Junior Boys Athlete of the Year (2019 – 2020)

Team Accomplishments:

Centennial Public School Touch Football Finalists (Fall 2017)

SJAM Junior Football WCSSAA Finalists (Fall 2018)

SJAM Junior Boys Basketball WCSSAA Finalists (Winter 2018/19)

SJAM Junior Boys Basketball CWOSSA Champions (Winter 2018/19)

SJAM Bantam Rugby WCSSAA Finalists (Spring 2019)

SJAM Bantam Rugby CWOSSA Finalists (Spring 2019)

SJAM Junior Boys Rugby CWOSSA Champions (Spring 2019)

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