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Pima’s Christian Maddox, Son of Arizona’s Desert Swarm Defense Captain, Signs with Southern Illinois

Pima’s media relations department contributed to this report

Former Pima Community College football player Christian Maddox, a standout cornerback and son of former Arizona player Richard Maddox, continued the family’s run of Division I players Monday by signing a letter of intent with Southern Illinois.

Christian, who completed his sophomore season last Fall, recorded 36 total tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions and one forced fumble.

Christian Maddox is the third son of former Arizona Desert Swarm defense captain Richard Maddox to sign a Division I football letter of intent (Pima photo)

Richard Maddox, a linebacker who played for Dick Tomey, was the captain of Arizona’s 1992 Desert Swarm defense.

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Southern Illinois is an FCS program that plays in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Christian and his brothers, Aaron and Brandon, all played for Pima and signed NCAA Division I scholarships.

Aaron played as a junior safety at Colorado last season and Brandon signed his letter of intent to Vanderbilt University in December.

Aaron played in seven games for the Buffaloes last season, highlighted by a 12-tackle performance against Washington State. He had a tackle for loss in that game.

Brandon, a defensive tackle, had 49 tackles in seven games last season for Pima, with three sacks and two forced fumbles. He chose Vanderbilt over competing offers from UNLV, Indiana, and Western Kentucky.

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