Kyle Rosselle

Kyle Rosselle

Player Profile

RS Senior

Pendleton, Ore.

High School:
Pendleton High School

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 249

Defensive End



PERSONAL--(pronounced Row-zell) Born 9/6/78 in Pendleton, OR...son of Jim and Sally Duff...his parents are ranchers...entered OSU with a 3.88 GPA out of Pendleton High School...he is in the College of Agriculture and is a general agriculture major...has four older brothers and sisters, Wendy, 29; Rocky, 28; John, 26; and Bob, 25...enjoys skiing, archery hunting, and classical piano...he is a national scholar...was named Oregon Science Student of the Year...was a student body officer at Pendleton...was a member of National Honor Society and an Oregon delegate to national leadership conference...has played the piano for 12 years...his top athletic thrills to date have been recovering a blocked punt and returning it for a 50-yard touchdown and also pitching two no-hitters as a junior in baseball...selected OSU because, "I have always liked the school and have many family ties. It is exciting to see what is happening at OSU. The Valley Football Center is great."

OSU—(2001—Senior)—Kyle has played in 35 games in his career at Oregon State and had one start (Oregon) and has produced 72 ½ career points…Kyle was probably one of the Beavers’ most consistent players during the spring…he reported to spring drills listed No. 1 on the depth chart at right defensive end…after three years of playing as a backup, Kyle took advantage of his opportunity to finally earn a starting spot…he enjoyed a very productive spring…he is not as flashy or as fast as last year’s starting defensive ends, but he understands the game and gets himself into position to make plays…he is a warrior…in the winter program, Kyle posted a bench press best of 365 pounds, 270.1 in the power clean and 455 in the squat.

OSU--(2000-Junior)--Kyle enters his junior season having played in 23 games with one start, that against Oregon in 1999...he has produced a total of 45 defensive points, all coming in 1999...he reported to spring drills as the No. 2 defensive left end behind DeLawrence Grant...he maintained a solid lock on that spot on the depth chart throughout the spring and he returns in that position when fall camp opens in August...Kyle is also a solid contributor on special teams for the Beavers...his experience will be very valuable this winter conditioning, Kyle posted weightlifting bests of 430 in the back squat, 330 in the bench press and 253 in the power clean.

OSU--(1999-Sophomore)--Kyle reported to spring drills as the No. 2 right defensive the conclusion of spring drills, Kyle dropped to No. 3 at right defensive end, which is where he will report when fall camp starts...playing behind two-year letterman Ryan Atkinson and three-year veteran Toalei Talatina...once again figures to be a solid contributor on special teams in 1999 while working to get increased playing time at defensive the weight room, Kyle has produced personal bests of 305 pounds in the hang clean, 350 in the bench press, 425 in the back squat and 300 in the incline...his best vertical jump is 29.50 inches.

(1998-Redshirt Freshman)--Redshirting turned out to be a great decision in Kyle's case as he added 31 pounds and was up to 263 and he lost 3 percent body fat, an indication he added muscle...Kyle's upside is tremendous...he is an outstanding all-around athlete as was demonstrated by his outstanding efforts on the basketball court and baseball diamond in high school, in addition to football...started spring drills listed No. 4 at one defensive end position and he moved up a notch to No. 3 at rush end and played very well in the spring...had a sensational three months in the off-season program before the start of spring drills...wound up playing in all 11 games in 1998, primarily on special teams.

(1997-Freshman)--Kyle spent the 1997 season as a redshirt defensive end.

PENDLETON HIGH SCHOOL--(1994-96)--As a senior, Kyle was a second-team all-state selection by the Oregonian...he was ranked #25 on SuperPrep Magazine's All-Northwest list...he was a Tacoma News Tribune honorable mention Northwest Nuggets selection...he was named the Intermountain League's Defensive Player of the Year...he was a two-time all-league selection and a three-year starter at defensive end and a one-year starter at tight end on offense...he caught 33 passes for 325 yards for the Buckaroos as a senior, with a long pass of 48 yards...he did not have a TD pass, but he did catch 6 PAT addition to football, he is also the starting center on the Pendleton basketball team and earned three letters playing for Coach Jeff Quinn...he was an all-state BCI basketball player as a junior, in addition to earning all-league honors, and played in the Division I Tournament at Colorado Springs in the summer of 1996...he was the team captain in basketball and was the league's leading scorer...he played baseball as a junior and pitched two no-hitters as a left-handed pitcher...he played football for Coach Wayne Looney...Looney said, "he plays hard all the time with a tremendous work ethic. Give him a year to redshirt and work in the weight room and I think you are looking at a 6-5, 270-pound defensive end. He has a great attitude."...Kyle turned down a visit to Stanford and committed to Oregon State.

Kyle Rosselle's Career Statistics
Year   GP  UT  AT  Total    For Loss/Yds  Sacks  Int
2000   12   4   2    6             1/8      1     0
1999   11   5   7    12            2/3      0     0
1998   11   0   0    0             0/0      0     0
Total  34   9   9    18            3/11     1     0
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