Owen Faulkner is a standout playmaker for Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Owen is the teammate of previous players that we have written on, such as Blake Ware, Brandon Craddock, Kolten Warner and Christian Makanoeich.
An integral part of the defense that made a deep playoff run, Faulkner is a defensive tackle for the Eagles.
At 6’0, 230 pounds, Faulkner is not the typical size for a defensive tackle, but he certainly makes up for it with his play on the field.
Faulkner would end his junior campaign with 52 tackles on the year. With those tackles, he would add 10 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and 5 pass deflections to his resume’.
While the season did not go as planned at the end, Faulkner was pleased with his team and their performance.
“I felt like that was one of the best seasons that O’Connor has had in a long, long time,” Faulkner said. “The coaching staff did a tremendous job of preparing us each week. The pushed us to play at a fast pace, and that showed up on Friday nights.”
In the weight-room, Faulkner works hard as well, as he has a max squat of 405 pounds and a bench max of 255. He states that he wants to be great and help his teammates in any way possible, and bulking up in the weight-room is a great way to do just that!
“I feel like what stands out about me, is that I want to make myself better at all times,” Faulkner said. “I also want my teammates to get better and I do my best to help them do that.
“I also start on both sides of the ball and I want to be able to show coaches that I have the durability to play every snap of the game. I desire being on the field and helping the outcome be in our favor.”
Faulkner currently holds a 3.0 in the classroom, which is enough to start garnering some interest from next level coaches.
While he does not yet have any offers, it will be hard for coaches to shy away from this phenomenal playmaker as he looks to take his team to a state championship victory next fall!