Duke Football BIO
56 Kyler Brown
2015: Charted as the starter at left defensive end ... in 36 career games (2 starts), has 97 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 quarterback sacks, four PBUs, two caused fumbles and seven QB pressures ... along with older brother, Kelby, forms the most prolific sibling tandem among active brothers nationally with a combined 339 tackles entering the season ... has 17 career games with 3+ tackles including a personal-high 14 stops against Georgia Tech in 2012 ... has played 1,362 career snaps ... in the program’s post-spring strength and conditioning evaluation, led the defensive line unit in both vertical jump (31’6”) and broad jump (10’0”) while ranking second in the power clean lift (330 lbs.) ... two-time Academic All-ACC selection.
2014: Played in all 13 games ... totaled 24 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 quarterback sack and four QB pressures ... posted a season-high four tackles against both Kansas and Arizona State ... had three stops in consecutive weeks versus Syracuse, Virgina Tech and North Carolina ... lone sack of the year came against Virginia Tech ... helped Duke rank among the NCAA leaders in fourth down conversion defense (11th; .290), third down conversion defense (15th; .344), passing efficiency defense (23rd; 115.20) and scoring defense (24th; 21.8) ... on the field for 448 snaps.
2013: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in 11 games ... missed the Navy, Virginia and Miami games due to injury ... compiled 22 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 quarterback sack, two QB pressures, one PBU and one caused fumble ... had a season-high six tackles against Troy ... logged four stops in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game against eventual national champion Florida State ... first collegiate sack came in the season-opening win over N.C. Central ... added three total tackles, one PBU and one caused fumble against the Eagles ... on the field for 272 snaps.
2012: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in 12 games with two starting assignments ... missed the N.C. Central contest ... starts came against Georgia Tech and Cincinnati ... posted 51 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, three PBUs, one QB pressure and one caused fumble ... ranked seventh on the team in tackles ... tackle total marked the 16th-highest single-season total for freshmen in Duke history ... carded a season-high 14 stops at Georgia Tech, matching the 11th-highest single-game total among rookies in school history ... had six stops against FIU, Stanford, Virginia and North Carolina ... added two PBUs and one QB pressure in the win over the Tar Heels ... logged multiple tackles in eight games ... returned an interception 98 yards for a Defensive PAT against FIU ... two-point return against the Panthers marked the third Defensive PAT in school history ... on the field for 642 snaps.
2011: Did not see game action.
PERSONAL: Son of Connie and Kelby Brown ... mother lettered three seasons (1981-82-84) in basketball at Northwestern ... father lettered three seasons (1979-80-81) in football at Northwestern ... brother, Kelby, is a member of the Duke football program ... born October 18, 1992 ... double majoring in computer science and visual arts.