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Kyle Postell
Kyle Postell


Greenbelt, Md.

High School:
Eleanor Roosevelt

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Defensive Back


2005 Second Team All-MAAC
2004 First Team All-MAAC

Multi-talented athlete who has seen action at running back, strong safety and cornerback in his first three seasons at Duquesne ... started at cornerback until an injury to Todd Mills forced him to move over to free safety for the Dukes' last four games ... is expected to return to the corner for his senior season ... leads the team with six career interceptions - including four last season.

As a junior (2005): Was one of 28 players named to The Sports Network 2005 I-AA Mid-Major Preseason All-America team ... earned second team All-MAAC honors ... started five times at cornerback before sliding over to replace the injured Todd Mills at free safety ... was second on the team with four interceptions which he returned for 142 yards ... totaled five tackles and returned an interception 62 yards for a score with four seconds left in the first half to give the Dukes a 23-13 lead over Fordham in what became a 30-13 win ... returned an interception 46 yards to the Columbia eight-yard line to set up a field goal ... had four tackles and two interceptions (returned for 34 total yards) in the win over La Salle ... added four more stops in the season finale at Saint Francis.

As a sophomore (2004): Was a first team All-MAAC pick ... started all ten games at free safety ... finished the year with 47 total tackles ... picked off a pair of passes and was credited with one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... posted six solo stops and an interception in the season-opener at Holy Cross ... assisted on six tackles at Robert Morris ... notched his second interception and six more tackles vs. Iona ... credited with a season-high eight tackles and a fumble forced vs. Morehead State ... the forced fumble set up DU's first score in what turned into a 36-33 overtime win ... as a sophomore (2003): moved from cornerback to safety late in fall practice to replace injured starter Joe Pavlick ... suffered a season-ending injury in the second quarter of the opener at Bucknell ... was granted a medical redshirt.

As a freshman (2002): Began the year in the defensive backfield before making the move to running back three games into the season ... finished the year second on the team with 72 carries for 392 yards (5.4 ypc.) and five touchdowns ... rushed for 100 yards in back-to-back games vs. St. John's (22-139-2) and at La Salle (17-130-3) ... his three TDs at La Salle (11, 1, 12) were the most by a DU back in a single game in `02 ... was named MAAC Rookie of the Week (10/28) for his effort vs. the Explorers ... also posted the longest kickoff return of the season - 33 yards vs. Lafayette ... had nine tackles in the first three games of the season from the cornerback spot, including a season-high four stops at Siena.

Personal: His younger sister, Ashley, a member of the USA Gymnastics Women's National Team from 1998-04, is currently attending Utah on a gymnastics scholarship where she has earned all-America honors a number of times ... Ashley, who just missed qualifying for the 2004 Olympic team trials, was the 2002 balance beam world champion and 2003 national floor exercise champion ... Kyle's major: sports marketing ... date of birth: 2/1/84.

Postell's career statistics

Year	G/GS	No.	Yds.	YPC	TD	YPG	LG
2002	12/1	72	392	5.4	5	32.7	23

receiving Year G/GS No. Yds. YPC TD LG 2002 12/1 1 5 5.0 0 5

kickoff returns Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD LG 2002 12/1 5 100 20.0 0 33

defense Year G/GS TT (solo) Sacks TFL Int-Yds PBU FF/FR 2002 12/1 9 (5) 0.0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0/0 2003 1/1 1 (1) 0.0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0/0 2004 10/10 47 (27) 0.0-0 0-0 2-0 3 1/1 2005 10/9 27 (18) 0.0-0 1.5-3 4-142 3 0/0 Totals 33/21 84 (51) 0.0-0 1.5-3 6-142 6 1/1

top tackle games TT (solo) Opponent Year 8 (5) Morehead State 2004 6 (2) Iona 2004 6 (0) at Robert Morris 2004 6 (6) at Holy Cross 2004

defensive scores Junior: 62-yard interception return vs. Fordham