4 - Kyle Fitzpatrick
Kyle Fitzpatrick
Height: 6-2
Weight: 221
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Vestaburg, Mich.
High School: Vestaburg
Position: OLB

Could be an all-league caliber player . . . Expected to have a big year . . . Projected to start at outside linebacker . . . One of team’s fastest and most athletic linebackers . . . Has provided a solid contribution on special teams throughout his career . . . Runs extremely well . . . Good heady player . . . Earned the 2010 Crimson & Gold Spring Game Defensive Player Award for his efforts . . . Made five starts and played in nine games during the 2009 season . . . Was tabbed as FSU's Most Improved Defensive Player for the 2009 season . . . Finished sixth on the team with 53 tackles and 22 solo efforts . . . Also had 2.5 tackles for a loss of 13 yards . . . Netted two sacks for -12 yards . . . Totaled three quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one pass breakup . . . Returned an interception 65 yards for a score in the season-opening win over Tiffin to claim GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week laurels . . . Saw action in 11 games as a reserve and on special teams in 2008 . . . Made five tackles . . . Played in 11 games in 2007 with 15 tackles . . . Three-time GLIAC All-Academic Team honoree . . . Redshirted in 2006 . . . Graduated from Vestaburg High School in 2006 . . . Registered 97 stops and three interceptions as a prep senior . . . Also compiled 19 catches for 405 yards and seven touchdowns . . . Rushed the ball 53 times for 582 yards and nine scores . . . Helped team to four playoff appearances . . . Three-time academic all-state pick . . . Was both an all-state end and wide receiver during prep career . . . Two-time All-Mid State Athletic Conference pick . . . Among the state’s all-time prep leaders in total points for a season . . . Team captain . . . All-Area and all-league . . . Also played basketball, track and baseball . . . Competed in Rocket football at FSU’s Top Taggart Field as a youngster . . . Hobbies include working out, snowmobiling and poker . . . FSU Letters: Three . . . Birthdate: 7/4/88 . . . Major: Accountancy.

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