The Spartans played their best defensive game of the season.
AT SAN JOSE STATE: In his third season with the Spartans... Competing for playing time at center... Could fill in as a defensive lineman if needed... First joined the team for 2016 spring practice... Signed a National Letter-of-Intent in February 2015.
2017: Played in all 13 games primarily as a reserve defensive lineman and as a lineman on kick-scoring opportunities... Was moved from offense to defense early in the season... Credited with 11 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss... Was credited with a tackle in six of the games he played... First major college tackle came in the Utah contest (9/16)... Season-high three stops at Nevada (11/11)... Assisted on a tackle for loss against San Diego State (10/21).
2016: Completed the season as a redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2014 CalHiSports.com fourth-team all-state and two-time C.I.F. Southern Section Division I honoree for Chaparral High in Temecula, Calif. (Coach Ryan Tukua)... Played center, tackle and guard and was used as a tight end his sophomore season... A two-time first-team All-Southwestern League and two-time all-valley choice... Concluded his career as a member of the West team at the 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, Calif. ... Two-sport letterwinner also was a shot put and discus thrower in track and field.
MORE ON KYLE: A communication studies major... Would like to be a designer for a sports-related company or business... Enjoys listening to the music of Schwayze and the Red Hot Chili Peppers... He is a native of San Diego.