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Omar Kadir
Omar Kadir
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Surrey, B.C.

Last College:
Lethbridge College

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 180

Position:
RHP

B/T:
R/R

QUICK HITS
• Transferred to Illinois from Lethbridge College following 2005 season.

AT ILLINOIS
2007 Senior: Appeared in 20 games, starting one ... His 20 appearances were second-most on the team ... Started the season with two scoreless innings of relief at Louisiana-Lafayette on 2/23 ... Tossed a perfect inning at Texas-Arlington on 3/9, striking out two ... Earned his first win of the season with four shutout innings against Yale, giving up two hits and two walks while striking out two ... Got the win against Western Michigan with 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief ... Struck out a career-high five in two innings at Iowa on 4/20 ... Worked two scoreless innings against Minnesota on 4/27, giving up one hit while striking out two ... Pitched for the Lethbridge Bulls of the Western Major Baseball League over the summer.

2006 Junior: Appeared in nine games, starting three ... Had a solid start against Massachusetts on Spring Trip, earning his first career win with six innings of work, allowing three runs - two earned - on four hits and a walk while striking out three ... Also made starts against Louisiana-Lafayette and Purdue ... Had a career-best relief outing in the season opener at Stetson, throwing 3 1/3 shutout innings while allowing three hits, a walk and striking out one ... Pitched scoreless innings of relief at Indiana State, against Missouri and at Michigan State ... Earned his first career save at South Florida on 3/3, going three innings and allowing a run on two hits and two walks while striking out one.

PRIOR TO ILLINOIS
2004-05: No. 1 pitcher for Prairie Baseball Academy at Lethbridge ... Went 6-1 with a 1.08 ERA in 2005, striking out 63 with only 15 walks in 74.2 innings ... Allowed only a .128 opponent batting average ... Pitched for the Lethbridge Bulls of the Western Major Baseball League, a top Canadian wooden-bat summer collegiate league in 2005 ... Went 4-1 for the Bulls in six starts, throwing a complete game and earning a save ... Drafted by the San Diego Padres in 2004.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned four letters in baseball and four in basketball for Queen Elizabeth High School ... Helped lead Whalley Baseball League, a summer club team, to four state and three national championships.

PERSONAL
Born Nov. 6, 1984, in Vancouver, British Columbia ... Parents are Yusuf and Anu Kadir ... Full given name is Omar Firdaush Kadir ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Enjoys playing XBox, golf, hockey and snowboarding outside of baseball ... His favorite athlete is Roy Halladay because of his desire to win and his competitiveness ... His earliest baseball memory is hitting a grand slam that broke a car window when he was six years old ... Plans to attend physiotherapy school in Canada after finishing his career at Illinois.

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