Lebanon’s Cannon York spent the offseason turning heads at camps and combines in front of college coaches and talent evaluators and now he is turning heads on the football field.
A 6’3, 245-pound defensive end and tight end, York is a strong, physical player who has a good first step and plays well with his hands. He spent much of the offseason focused on spending time in the weight room to increase size and strength and takes pride in being a good teammate.
He has helped the Yellowjackets start the season 2-0 and win a pair of close games over Waynesville and Rolla.
“I couldn’t be more excited for Lebanon Football this year,” he said. “I think we’ve got the talent to do something special and plenty of leaders to help guide the team. The coaches have also done a phenomenal job this offseason to help us prepare for season. I expect big things from the team this year.”
York has been playing football for as long as he can remember. His father John York was a standout at Lebanon and Cannon grew up with a love for the sport and began playing for the Lebanon Youth Football League at a young age.
He says several people have had a big influence on his football career, including his father, head coach Will Christian and former LHS assistant and current Rolla coach Jon Franks.
On the field, he says he enjoys watching former LHS standout and current Seattle Seahawk center Justin Britt.
“I’ve always admired Justin Britt for his work ethic,” York said. “I think Justin is a prime example of how hard work really does pay off. Also, he’s one heck of a player and takes care of business on and off the field.”
York currently holds nine offers from schools at various levels, but says he is focused on the upcoming season for now.
“I am excited to continue the recruiting process but am focused on my senior season,” York said. “My only concern at this point is the team and what I can do to help it win.”