Cobras ink Defensive Back Antwan Hadley

02/02/2018 3:40 PM -

GREENSBORO- Antwan Hadley (6’4, 215) signs with the Carolina Cobras for his first year of arena football.

Hadley began playing college ball for the Butler Community College Grizzlies in El Dorado, Kansas from 2013-2014. In 2013, Hadley finished the season with 34 tackles, two interceptions and five pass breakups in 11 games for the BCC Grizzlies, finishing the season with a 9-2 record. In 2014, Hadley was fourth on the team in total tackles with 73 (34 solo/1.5 TFL), had seven pass breakups, one interception, elected to the Second-Team All-Jayhawk Conference and helped the BCC Grizzlies to an 8-3 record. After his time in JUCO, Hadley received offers from Western Kentucky University, Colorado State University and Oklahoma State University.

Hadley finished his college career with the University of Nebraska-Kearney Lopers in Kearney, Nebraska from 2015-2016. As a junior and in his first season with the UNK Lopers, Hadley was considered one of the team’s best defensive backs by finishing the season with 32 tackles (23 solo), two interceptions (one being a 67-yard interception return touchdown against Central Oklahoma) and two pass breakups. During his senior season, Hadley played cornerback and some safety for the Lopers. Hadley started in all 11 games, was an honorable mention in All-MIAA, fifth on the team in tackles with 43 (23 solo), three interceptions (two for touchdowns) and eight pass breakups.

Hadley is a native of Lake Wales, Florida and played high school football at Lake Wales High School. During his senior year in high school, Hadley helped the Lake Wales Highlanders to a 9-2 record, playing defensive back and wide receiver. Hadley also participated in basketball and track.

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