Siddhesh Joshi (Editor)

Xavier Adibi

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Position:  Linebacker
Name  Xavier Adibi
Height  1.88 m

College:  Virginia Tech
Weight  110 kg
Tackles:  70
Siblings  Nathaniel Adibi
Xavier Adibi

Date of birth:  (1984-10-18) October 18, 1984 (age 31)
NFL draft:  2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 118
Role  American football linebacker
Parents  Abiodun Adibi, Leanne Adibi
Education  Virginia Tech, Phoebus High School
Similar People  Vince Hall, Zac Diles, Chris Ellis, Mike Zimmer, Leslie Frazier

Place of birth:  Stillwater, Oklahoma

Xavier adibi

Xavier Oyekola Adibi (born October 18, 1984) is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech.


Xavier Adibi Xavier Adibi Photos 20090904 Tampa FL

He also played for the Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, and Tennessee Titans.

Xavier Adibi Xavier Adibi Photos 20091206 Glendale AZ

Xavier adibi s int for a td against georgia 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 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.

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.

Professional career

Adibi was drafted in the 4th round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. On September 5, 2011, Adibi was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Vikings.

On August 11, 2012, Adibi signed with the Chicago Bears. He was released on August 31, 2012.

On October 24, 2012, the Tennessee Titans signed Adibi to replace Zac Diles.

Personal life

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.


Xavier Adibi Wikipedia