Before Kareem Orr started scoring a bunch of touchdowns, he gave up a lot of touchdowns as a freshman defensive back, especially against Signal Mountain. Said Orr,"I felt very abused in that game. Will Queen and Jon Patten. Just running up and down the field on me."
But now it's Orr who can't stay out of the end zone in his junior season. Said Orr, "Knox Catholic, I had one rushing touchdown and two passing. East Ridge game, I had an interception touchdown and a receiving touchdown. Next game, I had an interception and touchdown receiving. Next game after that I had two touchdowns."
He has become a go-to-guy for the Irish. Said head coach Charles Fant,"Just like against East Ridge, we were struggling offensively. We got a little timeout. We called a fade to Kareem. I just told the Heltzel kid, put that thing up there and see what he can do. That's exactly what he did. Kareem climbed over two guys, caught the ball, and took it to the house. We never looked back from that point. He never practices running back. He never does. So we'll put him in at times and say Kareem, you are going to run this. And he runs it like he has the vision of someone who has been practicing running back the entire time. Well that same vision translates when the ball is in the air, eye-hand coordination. I don't know how good he is with video games, but I bet he's pretty awesome at it."
He got game all right. Said safety Anthony Flemister,"In practice, he's always the one competing. If you want to play against somebody in practice, you go against Kareem because you know you are going to get the best work."