7 Kyle Wilkins
7 Kyle Wilkins
Height: 5-9
Weight: 210
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Monroe, Wash.
High School: Archbishop Murphy HS '05
Position: LB
Experience: 3L*

2009: Listed as a backup at middle linebacker on EWU's preseason depth chart.

2008: Started once as he made his EWU starting debut against Montana State (10/18/08). He had four tackles in that game, and one game earlier versus Montana (10/11/08) he had seven tackles with a sack. He also had seven tackles versus Northern Arizona (11/8/08) and a career-high eight versus Colorado (9/6/08). He helped Eastern finish an impressive 11th in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivison in rushing defense (93.5), as well as fifth in sacks (3.09 per game) and ninth nationally in tackles for loss (7.9 per game).

2007: Finished the season with 13 tackles, including a season-high seven in EWU's 52-24 victory at Northern Arizona (11/10/07). He was defensive scout team player of the week once.

2006: Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Lettered as a backup safety and special teams player. He finished the season with two tackles.

2005: Redshirted. He was the team's defensive scout team player of the week twice.

HS: Graduated from Archbishop Murphy HS in 2005. He received first team 2A All-State honors as a defensive back from Associated Press as selected by sportswriters and broadcasters, and earned the same honor from WashingtonPreps.com. Selected to play in the 2A/1A/B East-West All-State Game. The Everett Herald named him to its All-Area team as a first team quarterback and defensive back. Was a first team All-Cascade Conference selection at quarterback and defensive back. Archbishop Murphy finished 13-1 after losing to East Valley (Yakima) in the semifinals of the State 2A Playoffs. He and his former Eastern teammate Nick Pettinger helped the Wildcats win 39-straight games before losing to the top-ranked Red Devils 41-35 in double overtime in a game in which Wilkins had to leave in the fourth quarter because of back spasms caused by an earlier hard hit. His school won state titles in 2002 and 2003, and was 26-1 with Wilkins as the starting quarterback his junior and senior seasons. He also competed in basketball and track at Archbishop Murphy. As a freshman, he attended high school in Hawaii.

Personal: Born 1/10/87 in Kirkland, Wash. He lists his full name as Kyle Regan Kuihiwimainoeaumai Keanuenueikaika Wilkins. Communication studies major.

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