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Getting to know - Timmy Chadd

Bishop Carroll's Timmy Chadd.
Bishop Carroll's Timmy Chadd. The Wichita Eagle

Timmy Chadd

Senior Bishop Carroll

Chadd, the leader of Carroll's defense, has been a key in the Eagles' undefeated season that includes a Class 5A-District 8 title and the City League title. Chadd has 75 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, four sacks, one interception, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

How did you get into football?

"I started when I was young, I guess. I moved into town (from Halstead) about third grade and started playing for the Wichita Bears, and I was kind of good at it, so it stuck."

Your brother, Tucker, is a junior defensive end. How is it playing with him?

"He's 11 months younger than me... we're pretty tight. It was kind fo weird at first (playing together). But now I've gotten used to it. It's just being around each other all the time. Go home and he's there, wake up and he's there, go to school and he's there.... (With friends) it was always kind of convenient because Tucker and Beau Bell have always been good friends, and Beau is cousins with Blake Bell. I was always with Blake, and Beau was there, too, so Tucker came with me. It seemed like we were always around each other."

You also play baseball and you wrestled, how is wrestling different from football and baseball?

"I wrestled freshman and sophomore year and just decided to give it up because I want to play college baseball, and I want to get ready for that in the winter.... Wrestling is more... you and someone else, the team can't help you."

Baseball is in your blood, isn't it?

"I'm kind of from a baseball family. My uncle (David) played baseball at Barton (County) and at K-State. He's the president of scouting for the Detroit Tigers.... He's always there for good advice. He has a barn; I can go and hit or whatever in his shed. I get crap from people who say, since David Chadd's your uncle, does that mean you're going to get drafted in the first round? My grandpa, he was a living legend, Rolly Chadd. He's in the hall of fame for umpiring in Wichita."

What do you do outside of sports?

"I like the outdoors. I like to fish and hunt. Whenever I get the chance, I like to hunt. I don't deer hunt, mainly waterfowl, goose hunt or duck hunt."