Duke Football BIO
20 Jake Kite
2015: Reserve safety ... missed the contact portion of spring practice while recovering from knee surgery performed on November 24, 2014 to repair torn right anterior cruciate ligament suffered against Virginia Tech on November 15, 2014 ... in eight career games, has three tackles including a personal-high two stops against Pittsburgh in 2014 ... has played 58 career snaps.
2014: Played in eight games ... suffered season-ending knee injury in week 10 versus Virginia Tech ... underwent surgery on November 24, 2014 to repair torn right anterior cruciate ligament ... totaled three tackles including a season-high two stops at Pittsburgh ... on the field for 58 snaps.
2013: Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Four-year letterman at Hidden Valley under coach Scott Weaver ... charted as the No. 39 safety in the nation by ESPN.com ... two-time first team all-state (AA) selection by VirginiaPreps.com ... two-time Timesland Defensive Player of the Year pick by the Roanoke Times ... two-time Virginia Region IV Defensive Player of the Year choice ... two-time River Ridge District Defensive Player of the Year honoree ... earned first team all-district and all-region honors as a kick return specialist in 2012 after returning 14 kickoffs for 304 yards and 19 punts for 215 yards ... in senior season, carded 120 total tackles, six caused fumbles and four fumble recoveries along with 33 receptions for 392 yards and six TDs ... as a junior, posted 148 tackles and four INTs ... also lettered in wrestling.
PERSONAL: Son of Christie and Christopher Kite ... born July 6, 1994 ... father was a member of the football team as a defensive back and wide receiver at the University of Virginia from 1984-87, helping the Cavaliers to a four-year record of 25-19-2 with Peach Bowl and All American Bowl victories following the 1984 and 1987 seasons, respectively ... majoring in public policy studies.