Kyle Morrell Athlete Profile

#5 Kyle Morrell

Kyle Morrell
Position: Defensive Back Height: 6-2 Weight: 191 Roster Years: 1981-1984 Hometown: Bountiful, UT Last School: Viewmont High School



All-America

  • 1984 AP First Team
  • 1984 Football News Honorable Mention
  • 1984 Sporting News Second Team

Personal

Born in Arizona ... parents are Mack and Dixie ... brother, Guy, played for Utah.

Before BYU

Participated in football, basketball and track at Viewmont High ... earned all-state honors ... was all-region, prep of the week and Deseret News Athlete of the Month ... broke school record for defensive points scored in a season ... member of 440-yard relay which broke the school record.

Stats

Yr    Solo  Ast   Total   TFL/Yds   Sacks/Yds   Int/Yds   PBU   QBH   FR  FC
1981   2     4      6      0           0        0          0      0    0   0
1982  36    44     80      1           0        2          4      1    0   0
1983  35    41     76      1           2        3          7      2    3   0
1984  44    26     70      2           1        3          5      0    0   0


1981 | Freshman Year

Saw some action with the varsity.

1982 | Sophomore Year

Was a part-time starter with the varsity ... defensive back of he week vs. UNLV, Colorado State and Wyoming and special teams player of the week vs. Air Force ... had 10 tackles vs. Wyoming ... injured his knee during the Utah game.

1983 | Junior Year

Second Team All-Western Athletic Conference ... had a big game vs. Wyoming and vs. Missouri in the Holiday Bowl ... was defensive back of the game vs. Air Force, UCLA, Wyoming, San Diego State and Utah State ... missed spring practice.

1984 | Senior Year

First Team All-America, Associated Press was part of comedian Bob Hope's Christmas TV special ... Second Team All-America, The Sporting News ... Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... First Team All-WAC ... honorable mention All-America, Football News ... played in the East-West Shrine Game ... drafted in the fourth round by the Minnesota Vikings ... co-captain ... at Hawai`i he led defense to three goal-line stands, the last of which denied four consecutive Rainbow TD passes ... catapulted over BYU and UH lines in a key fourth quarter gamble in which he snagged QB Raphel Cherry by the shoulder pads to snuff out the third consecutive attempted sneak and force Hawai`i to settle for a field goal ... had a game-saving play at the Air Force Academy when a Cadet whirled and pitched to a teammate who was met smack by Morrell as soon as the running back touched the ball ... selected as the coaches' DB of the game vs. Baylor, Tulsa, Hawai`i, Wyoming, San Diego State and Utah