Personal: Averaged 8.2 yards per carry as a senior...rushed for 1,301 yards and 25 touchdowns during the 2004 season... named first-team All- AAA Central Region...finished his career as the number three rusher in region history...First-team All-Richmond Metro on defense...had 25 tackles for loss in 2004...named to the Mid-Atlantic team as the 22nd-best player in Virginia by SuperPrep...three-year starter on offense and defense...honorable mention All-State as a safety during his junior year...all-district as a safety and running back as a junior...all-region and all-metro as a safety in 2003...had 1,187 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior...had 1,223 and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore...played for coach Tom Hall...born Kavell Conner on Feb. 23, 1987.
A good athlete who showcases the range to consistently attack the football sideline-to-sideline, Conner does a nice job slipping blocks at the line of scrimmage. At times he will take himself out of plays and open up holes around him. He struggles to consistently recognize the play and can be slow to read his run/pass keys. Conner doesn't consistently take proper angles toward the play and isn't the most secure tackler in the open field. He lacks ideal power in his upper body and has a tendency to bounce off ball carriers when trying to close on the ball. He isn't physical at the line of scrimmage and struggles to take on blocks in the hole. Conner doesn't do a great job protecting his legs. He's easily washed away from the ball and when a lineman gets into his frame, the battle is over. But he displays good power and natural leverage when asked to tackle in the hole. He generates good power on contact and can quickly sniff out the ball inside and shoot the lanes toward the ball. He displays good overall range vs. the run game but doesn't make the amount of plays his athletic tools would indicate he should due to lack of instincts, awareness and the ability to beat blocks inside.