At six foot two and 310 pounds Christian Carreathers is one of the biggest defensive linemen in the state. The Albuquerque High senior is also known for being light on his feet despite his size.
“Christian is a kid that, I can say as a coach, that you get once in a lifetime when your’re coaching.” said Albuquerque High head coach Timothy Johnson. “He’s the type of kid that has shown up with some talent that you just try to fine tune. He’s an exceptional kid with some athletic ability that he hasn’t even realized to grasp his potential for yet.”
Carreathers has over 20 tackles in four games, seven tackles for loss. Carreathers also has about three and a half sacks for the 2-2 Bulldogs. His fast feet was a work in progress before he started playing football in the fourth grade.
“My parents told me I had to play soccer first before I did football,” said Carreathers. “So after that I just got the footwork down and started playing.” Carreathers is flying under the radar when it comes to colleges recruiting him.
It’s late in the game for Carreathers, but interest has picked up. “From UNM and State and Eastern I’d say, just a couple I guess,” said Carreathers. Coach Johnson has also noticed an uptick in interest. “You know the more the season goes on we are starting to get that interest from everybody wants to know who is he and what can we do with him,” said Johnson. The 2-2 Albuquerque High Bulldogs will host undefeated La Cueva Friday.