Athlete of the Month- Deon Ridore!


Congrats to Deon Ridore for being named the Athlete of the Month! Deon is a do it all senior, who wears #1 for the Varsity Football team!  According to Coach Rienzie, “Deon is the heart of the team. His leadership sets the tone on both sides of the ball. He is one of our best playmakers on offense. He is a triple threat, who always comes up with huge plays when the team needs it most- whether it’s running, throwing, or receiving. On defense he is our free safety, our last line of defense making sure we don’t give up any big plays.” Deon loves attending FDR, because it has a diverse student population, nice teachers, and an amazing football team!!!

Deon has been playing organized football since junior high school. He believes his greatest strength as an athlete is his versatility. He can play multiple positions on the field, and according to Deon, “I play them well!” Deon’s goal is to continue to get stronger and faster, to take his game to the next level. Deon is currently not in any other clubs or teams right now. He is keeping his focus on his classes and football. However, he enjoys playing basketball during his free time and is a loyal Giants fan! Deon’s favorite class is Math. Even though it is difficult, he enjoys the challenge. He hopes to continue his football career at the college level.  Deon would advise new students at FDR to, “be yourself, be confident, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.” He, of course, thinks all the young Cougars should join the football team!

Deon was selected for the work he is putting in on the field and his leadership. He loves his teammates and sets a strong example through his dedication to the program. The Cougars are off to a strong start thanks to Deon and all the members of the Football team. Congratulations to Deon! Good luck this year!