Football


Kyle Kleckner
Kyle Kleckner
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Downers Grove, Ill.

High School:
Downers Grove North

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
03/24/1983

Experience:
1-1

2004: Made five tackles while appearing in six games...Missed five games due to injury...Made five tackles in the season-opener vs. Florida A&M.

2003: Totaled 18 tackles on the season ... Set a career high with eight tackles at Michigan ... Had three tackles vs. Michigan State ... Added two tackles against Iowa ... Played in every game.

2002: Member of the UI squad ... Suffered a torn ACL in fall camp.

2001: Redshirted the 2001 season.

High School: All-State selection in three sports (baseball, football and basketball) ... Earned three football letters under Coach Pete Ventrelli at Downers Grove North High School ... DuPage Male Athlete of the Year ...Named to the Champaign News-Gazette, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune first-team All-State teams ... Arlington Heights Daily-Herald Player of the Year ... Rushed for 850 yards, threw for 1,032 and caught 10 passes for 186 yards ... Against Lyons Township, scored six touchdowns and recorded two interceptions and 203 yards rushing ... Led team to conference title in 2000, Elite Eight in 1999 and final four in 1998 ... Named the West Suburban Silver Conference Player of the Year ... Earned Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times All-Area honors ... Also lettered in baseball and basketball ... All-Area basketball selection ... Averaged 22.3 points per game and 6.3 rebounds ... Stole 27 bases, second all-time in school history, as a centerfielder.

Personal: Full name is Kyle William Kleckner ... Born March 24, 1983 in Hinsdale, Ill. ... The son of Bill Kleckner and Sue Doyle ... Father played football at Illinois from 1972-74... Favorite Fighting Illini athlete is Kendall Gill ... Majoring in speech communication ... An honor roll student ... Biggest thrill in sports was defeating No. 1 St. Charles in the state quarterfinals in 1998 and making two third-down catches for 36 yards.

Career Highs
Tackles: 8 vs. Michigan, 10/18/03
Solos: 7 vs. Michigan, 9/4/04
PBU: 1 vs. Michigan State, 10/11/03)

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YEAR G ST AT TOT TFL-YDS INT-YDS PBU 2003 12 10 8 18 0-0 0-0 0 2004 6 2 3 5 0-0 0-0 0 Total 18 12 11 23 0-0 0-0 0

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