Football


Kyle Yelton
Kyle Yelton
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chesterton, Ind.

High School:
Chesterton

Weight:
190

Position:
P

Birthdate:
03/31/1988

Experience:
2-1

2008: Redshirted the 2008 season.

2007: Punted once for 39 yards against Missouri.

2006: Had two punts, including a 44 yarder at Northwestern ... Punted twice for a 41.0 yard average vs. Purdue ... Averaged 40 yards per punt, including one downed inside the 20 yardline vs. Ohio State ... Punted six times for a 28.3-yard average at Wisconsin ... Punted five times for a career-best 42.2-yard average at Penn State with one touchback ... Punted four times for an average of 34.5 yards with two punts inside the 20 against Ohio ... Hit a career-best 57-yard punt against Indiana and punted seven times for an average of 41.7 with one inside the 20 and two touchbacks ... Punted five times for 175 yards and a 35.0-yard average with a long of 47 and one inside the 20 at Michigan State ... Hit a career-best 55-yard punt against Iowa while punting four times for 158 yards, an average of 39.5 yards per attempt ... Punted five times against Syracuse, averaging 40.6 yards with two touchbacks ... Punted five times at Rutgers, averaging 32.6 yards with one inside the 20 ... Punted twice against Eastern Illinois, averaging 28.0 yards ... Joined Illinois team in the spring after graduating early from high school.

High School: Associated Press All-State ... Indianapolis Star Mr. Football Punter Award ... PrepStar All-Midwest Region ... Indiana Football Coaches Association All-State ... Northwest Indiana Times first-team All-Area ... Two-time All-Duneland Athletic Conference ... Two-time all-area punter ... Ranked the third-best punter in the nation by Scout.com ... Rated a three-star recruit by Scout.com ... Kicked a season-long 67-yard punt, against his father's team ... Recorded 28 touchbacks ... Averaged 42 yards per punt as a senior and was 3-of-5 on field goals ... Made 8-of-12 career field goals ... Also played defensive back, recording three interceptions and 43 tackles ... High school coach was John Snyder ... Chose Illinois over Western Michigan.

Personal: Full given name is Kyle Anthony Samuel Yelton ... Born March 31, 1988 ... Son of Rhonda and Jeff Yelton ... Majoring in speech communication ... Has one sister ... Father played football at Ball State and is the head coach at Merrillville (Ind.) High School ... Favorite athlete is Eugene Wilson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who played at Illinois and for his father Jeff Yelton at Merrillville High School ... Father also coached fellow signing classmate, Brandon Jordan.


Career Highs:

Punts: 7 vs Indiana, 10/7/06
Yardage: 292 vs. Indiana, 10/7/06
Average: 42.2 at Penn State, 10/21/06
Long Punt: 57 vs. Indiana, 10/7/06
Inside the 20: 2 vs. Ohio, 10/14/06


Yelton's Statistics:

Season Totals Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Year no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Season Totals Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Year solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
2006 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0

Season Totals Punting Field Goals Kickoffs
Year no. yds avg long blkd tb fc 50+ in20 m-a long blkd no. yds avg tb ob
2006 49 1833 37.4 57 1 6 5 4 6 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2007 1 39 39.0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2009 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
TOTALS 50 1872 37.4 57 1 6 5 4 6 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0


2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 1

2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0

2007 Punting Field Goals Kickoffs
Date Opponent no. yds avg long blkd tb fc 50+ in20 m-a long blkd no. yds avg tb ob
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 1 39 39.0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0


2006 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 18 2006 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 12

2006 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 18, 2006 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0

2006 Punting Field Goals Kickoffs
Date Opponent no. yds avg long blkd tb fc 50+ in20 m-a long blkd no. yds avg tb ob
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 2 56 28.0 28 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 4 159 39.8 52 1 0 1 2 1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 5 203 40.6 48 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 4 158 39.5 55 0 0 1 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 5 175 35.0 47 0 0 0 0 1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 7 292 41.7 57 0 2 0 1 1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 4 138 34.5 38 0 0 0 0 2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 5 211 42.2 46 0 1 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 6 170 28.3 42 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 3 120 40.0 43 0 0 0 0 1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 2 82 41.0 45 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Nov 18, 2006 at Northwestern 2 69 34.5 44 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0


updated 3/30/10

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