| Sergio Kindle
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6-4 / 255
· Career statistics
· 2008 season highlights video
· 2007 season highlights video
· 2006 season highlights video
Four-year player who appeared in 46 career games, starting 25, at outside linebacker, defensive end and on special teams ... first ever player to be named a finalist for the Butkus (nation's top linebacker) and Hendricks Awards (nation's top defensive end) ... a two-time All-Big 12 selection ... tallied 176 tackles (110 solo), 16 sacks, 43 TFL, 56 pressures, seven PBU, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries during his career ... started 14 games at defensive end in 2009 ... a first-team All-America selection by Sporting News ... a second-team All-Big 12 selection ... led the team with 36 pressures ... compiled 70 tackles (42 solo), 5.5 sacks, 22 TFL, four PBU, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... saw action in all 13 games, starting 11, at linebacker, defensive end and on speical teams in 2008 ... finished tied for 21st nationally with .77 sacks per game ... tabbed honorable mention All-America by SI.com and first-team All-Big 12 ... posted 53 tackles, 10 sacks, 14 TFL, 15 pressures, two PBU, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries ... the 10 sacks in 2008 were the eighth most among returning defensive players ... appeared in eight games at linebacker and on special teams in 2007 ... tallied 32 tackles, a half sack, four TFL, five pressures and a PBU ... saw action in 11 games as a true freshman at strongside linebacker and on special teams in 2006 ... also saw action at running back in the Alamo Bowl ... missed the first two games with an ankle injury ... former prep running back who rushed for 5,632 yards and 86 TDs in three seasons ... a three-sport letterman who was tabbed a Parade and USA Today All-American and the Old Spice Red Zone National Player of the Year as a prepster ... a member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2008) ... drafted with the 11th pick in the second round (43rd overall) by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Started 14 games at defensive end ... first ever player to be named a finalist for the Butkus (nation's top linebacker) and Hendricks Awards (nation's top defensive end) ... a first-team All-America selection by Sporting News ... also tabbed third-team All-American by The Associated Press as a linebacker ... tabbed second-team All-Big 12 by The Associated Press, league's coaches, Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram ... was a first-team All-Big 12 pick by the Austin American-Statesman and San Antonio Express-News ... twice named team's Most Productive Performer on defense ... helped UT rank 12th nationally in scoring defense (16.7 ppg), third in total defense (251.9 ypg), first in rushing defense (72.4 ypg), 10th in pass efficiency defense (100.5 rating) and 19th in pass defense (179.6 ypg) ... UT also ranked first nationally in INTs (25) and tied for first in forced turnovers (37) ... led the team with 36 pressures ... also posted 70 tackles (42 solo), 5.5 sacks, 22 TFL, four PBU, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... posted three tackles, two pressures and a PBD against ULM ... registered five tackles and six pressures at Wyoming ... notched three tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and three pressures versus Texas Tech ... posted two tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a pressure against UTEP ... registered six tackles, two TFL and four pressures versus Colorado ... equaled a career-high with three TFL against No. 20 Oklahoma ... also had six tackles and two pressures against the Sooners ... logged three tackles, two TFL and two pressures at Missouri ... posted eight tackles, two pressures and a TFL at Oklahoma State ... notched 11 tackles and three TFL against UCF ... also registered a sack, three pressures and a PBU versus the Knights ... notched two tackles, a TFL and a pressure at Baylor ... posted four tackles, two TFL and two pressures versus Kansas ... recorded five tackles, three pressures, a TFL and a fumble recovery at Texas A&M ... posted four tackles, five pressures, a TFL and two PBU in the Big 12 Championship game versus No. 21 Nebraska ... tallied eight tackles, 2.5 sacks and four TFL in the BCS Championship game against No. 1 Alabama.
Appeared in all 13 games, starting 11, at outside linebacker, defensive end and on special teams ... named honorable mention All-America by SI.com ... tabbed first-team All-Big 12 by the league's coaches, Austin American-Statesman, Kansas City Star and San Antonio Express-News and second-team All-Big 12 by The Associated Press, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Waco Tribune-Herald ... helped UT rank first in the Big 12 in scoring defense (18.8 ppg/18th NCAA), total defense (342.9 ypg), rushing defense (83.5 ypg/third NCAA) and second in pass efficiency defense (124.2 rating) ... posted 53 tackles, 10 sacks, 14 TFL, 15 pressures, two PBU, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries ... finished tied for 21st nationally with .77 sacks per game ... opened the season by posting two tackles and his first career fumble recovery against FAU ... notched four tackles, a half sack and two pressures at UTEP ... received the Hard Hat award, given to the player who had the hardest hit in the game ... tallied five tackles, a sack and a PBU versus Rice ... recorded five tackles, a sack and a pressure in a victory against Arkansas ... named the Most Productive Defensive Performer by the coaching staff for his game against the Razorbacks ... posted four tackles, a half sack, and three pressures at Colorado ... notched five tackles, a sack and a pressure that forced an INT against No. 1 Oklahoma ... posted five tackles, a sack and two TFL versus No. 11 Missouri ... added a tackle, a sack and a fumble recovery against No. 7 Oklahoma State ... notched six tackles, a sack, four pressures and a forced fumble at No. 6 Texas Tech ... tallied three tackles versus Baylor ... added two tackles, 1.5 sacks, a PBU and a pressure at Kansas ... posted five tackles, a sack, three TFL and two pressures against Texas A&M ... recorded three tackles and a sack against No. 10 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.
Appeared in eight games at outside linebacker and on special teams ... missed the Kansas State game with a right knee injury and the Oklahoma State game with a stinger ... named one of UT's Outstanding Defensive Newcomers ... helped UT allow just 93.4 yards rushing per game (sixth NCAA) ... tallied 32 tackles, a half sack, four TFL, five pressures and a PBU ... notched five special teams tackles ... registered three tackles in his first action of the season against Rice ... tallied two tackles, including a TFL, versus No. 10 Oklahoma ... recorded five tackles, including two TFL, at Iowa State ... added a tackle and two pressures at Baylor ... tallied a season-high nine tackles, a pressure and a PBU against Nebraska ... notched a tackle and a pressure against Texas Tech ... matched his season high with nine tackles, including a half sack, at Texas A&M ... added two tackles and a pressure against No. 12 Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl.
Appeared in 11 games at strongside linebacker and on special teams ... missed the first two games with an ankle injury ... registered 21 tackles, three TFL and ranked third on the team in special teams tackles with eight ... notched a tackle at Rice ... recorded a career-high 11 tackles, including two TFL, against Sam Houston State ... posted two tackles versus No. 14 Oklahoma ... added two tackles against Baylor ... had a tackle at Nebraska and Texas Tech ... recorded two tackles against Oklahoma State ... added a TFL in the Alamo Bowl versus Iowa to go along with one rush for five yards.
Coached by Bobby Estes at Woodrow Wilson H.S. ... a Parade All-America selection and Parade Player of the Year finalist ... named the Parade AFL Ironman (best two-way player nationally) ... tabbed the Old Spice Red Zone National Player of the Year ... also named first-team All-American by USA Today ... was the only Texas player to earn all-state honors on both offense and defense ... recorded 411 tackles and 55 TFL, while rushing for 5,632 yards and 86 TDs over his final three seasons ... was the starting center on the basketball team ... ran the 400m, 4x400-meter relay and competed in the long jump.
Born in Los Angeles, Calif. ... moved to Texas shortly after he was born ... majored in youth and community studies ... a member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2008) ... active in UT's community service program ... is part of a group of Longhorns that regularly visits patients at the Dell Children's Medical Center.
THE KINDLE FILE
Favorite movie: The Nutty Professor
Favorite actor: Eddie Murphy
Favorite actress: Tasha Smith
Favorite TV channel: ESPN
Favorite music artist: Rick Ross
Favorite video game: NCAA Football
Favorite cartoon character: Family Guy
Nobody knows I can: Rap