The 6-foot, 175-pound senior dual-threat quarterback accounted for 3,611 total yards and 39 touchdowns, leading the Crusaders to a 10-0 record and their second straight Open Division state title. In his first year as a starter following the departure of former teammate and 2016 Hawaii Gatorade Football Player of the Year, Tua Tagovailoa, Cordeiro shined, passing for 3,157 yards and 29 touchdowns, throwing just eight interceptions while also rushing for 454 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Cordeiro has maintained a 3.04 GPA in the classroom. He has verbally committed to play football on scholarship at the University of Hawaii in the fall of 2018.
Working with a school-based Mentoring Program with Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, Cordeiro makes weekly visits to first, second, and third graders in the community to read and lend academic assistance. “The kid’s a phenomenal player,” said Kamehameha-Kapalama head coach Albert Ma’afala. “Not only that, but he’s an amazing quarterback who has a complete skillset. His football IQ is out of this world. He does things that make him more than just an athlete, but an incredible QB. He’s the total package.”