The Moore American


September 26, 2012

Staggs leading hit parade for Westmoore

MOORE — Billy Langford had his worries. When the Westmoore coach was told in the offseason of the plan to move his shutdown cornerback Addison Staggs to safety, he was hesitant.

But after the first three games of the season, Langford’s worries have been erased. Not only has Staggs turned into a standout safety for the Jaguars (3 -1), he has become one of the leaders of a hard-hitting defense.

“That was scary for me. You always like to have the lockdown type corner kid. But coach (Joseph) Ross and them guys wanted to make that move and thought it would be best. It’s definitely worked out for us.”

In three games this season, Staggs has one interception, seven pass deflections and is second on the team in tackles with 24.

Staggs has also turned into a serious threat in the Jaguars return game. He has four punt returns for 90 yards and returned two kicks offs for another 70 yards

“I expected big things from him,” Langford said. “But he’s playing really well. He’s our second lading tackler and has lots of hands on balls. He made some big hits in the secondary to. He’s a guy that has stood out.”

The one stat that is hard to count is intimidating hits. Such as the ones he leveled against Norman North in week three. Several times when the Timberwolves were trying to go down field with deep passes, the 5-foot-10, 170-pounder would place his shoulder in the opposing receivers body and displace the ball.

“I think all the teams know how physical we are on defense now,” Staggs said “We deliver hits every time. We are not scared to hit. We don’t care how big you are, we’re there to hit you.”

Staggs is not the only big hitter in his family. His older sister, Jade, plays golf at the University of Oklahoma and is known for some long distance tee-shots.

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