Kaddu played in 40 games at Oregon, starting 28 contests at strong-side outside linebacker…Finished his career after recording 108 tackles (68 solos) with ten sacks for minus 58 yards, 20 stops for losses of 82 yards and three quarterback pressures…Also caused a fumble and deflected four passes.
Kaddu was named All-Pac 12 Conference first-team by the league’s coaches and Phil Steele…The 14-game starter at strong-side outside linebacker, he recorded a career-high 50 tackles (32 solos), ranking second on the team with 6.5 sacks for minus 34 yards, ranking eighth in the conference…Also placed second on the squad with 9.5 stops for losses of 42 yards, adding two quarterback pressures and a pair of pass deflections.
Kaddu started all 13 games at strong-side linebacker, producing 32 tackles (20 solos), 2.5 sacks and tied for fifth on the team with 6.5 stops for losses of 28 yards…Also deflected two passes…Posted a sack for a 14-yard loss and three tackles vs. Washington and made three tackles and a sack at Southern California, followed by four stops and a tackle for loss UCLA…Delivered four tackles, 0.5 for loss at Washington State and had a trio of tackles and a quarterback hurry vs. Stanford…Credited with a team-high four solo stops among his five tackles vs. Portland State.
Kaddu played in the team’s first seven games, starting vs. Utah at strong-side linebacker, as he recorded 21 tackles (13 solos) with a 4-yard sack, four stops for losses of 12 yards and a forced fumble.
Originally expected to redshirt, Kaddu was called on to fill a special teams void five games into the season…Appeared in six games and totaled five tackles, including a pair of solo stops in his debut at Washington State…Also made a pair of tackles at Oregon State.
Kaddu attended Vacaville High School in California, playing football for head coach Mike Papadopoulos…Ranked as the 33rd-best strong-side outside linebacker prospect in the country by Scout.com…Included on its California Top 100 (99th) as one of the state’s top recruits…Named a three-star recruit by Scout.com and received two-star ranking from Rivals.com…Finished his senior season ranked third in the Monticello Empire League in tackles with 92 stops (69 unassisted), 5.5 quarterback sacks (third in the league) and a pair of interceptions…Also carried the ball 10 times for 78 yards and grabbed five catches for 155 yards and one touchdown, as he helped the team take home the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I football championship in 2006 with a 37-36 victory vs. Merced, the school’s first ever football title.
General Studies major…Son of Margaret and Fred Kaddu…Born Joshua I. Kaddu on 3/12/90 in Richmond, California…Resides in Vacaville, California.