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Kyle Wilber

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LB
Height: 
6-4

Weight:

245

Age

28
Wake Forest
6 Years Pro

2017 Season

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TRANSACTION SUMMARY:

03/11/16: Signed a two-year contract as an unrestricted free agent with Dallas through 2017.

04/28/12: Drafted in the fourth round (113th overall) by Dallas.

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Biography

The Dallas Cowboys selected Kyle Wilber in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Wake Forest to provide the team with yet another athletic pass rusher. Wilber’s rookie season got off to a slow start after suffering a thumb injury in the preseason. He recovered to play in 10 games, mostly on special teams. In 2013 he showed flashes of his ability, playing in all 16 games, starting six at linebacker due to injury, and impressed coaches enough to be looked at as a starting linebacker in 2014. He again played in all 16 games with three starts in 2014 and posted 23 tackles and 1.5 sacks. He started six of the 16 games he played on the strongside in 2015 and was also a team leader on special teams coverage units. He showed his ability to play multiple positions in 2016, seeing time at both linebacker and defensive end. He will again make the push for more playing time on defense in 2017.

 

2016:

  • Played both linebacker and defensive end, seeing time in 15 games with one start and posting five tackles, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
  • Saw time at defensive end in the opener against the N.Y. Giants (9/11) and had one tackle.
  • Started at linebacker against Cincinnati (10/9) but injured his neck on the first play and missed the remainder of the game.
  • Had two special teams tackles, forcing and recovering a fumble inside the 10-yard line on the second, leading to a fourth quarter Dallas touchdown in the Thursday night win at Minnesota (12/1).
  • Recovered a fumble on defense and had a special teams stop against Detroit (12/26), then saw extended time on defense in the finale at Philadelphia (1/1/17) and logged his 100th career tackle.

2015:

  • Played in all 16 games for the third straight season, starting six on the strongside, and compiled 27 tackles, one for a loss and four pressures while tying for the team-high with nine special teams stops.
  • Started on the strongside in the season opener against the N.Y. Giants (9/13) and tallied two tackles, one for a loss, along with a pair of special teams tackles.
  •  STAFFWas second on the team with two special teams tackles and scooped up a Danny McCray blocked punt and ran 26 yards for his first career score in the win at Philadelphia (9/20).
  • Played in his 50th career game and finished with two tackles against Philadelphia (11/8), then started at SLB with Hitchens playing WLB and posted two tackles at Tampa Bay (11/15).
  • Notched six tackles and a pressure on Thanksgiving Day against Carolina (11/26), then started in place of Anthony Hitchens, who started at middle, against the N.Y. Jets (12/19) and had two tackles and a hurry.

2014:

  • Played in all 16 games with three starts and both playoff contests to total 23 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one pressure, one breakup and a fumble recovery in the regular season.
  • Had a tackle and a half sack in the win at Tennessee (9/14), then started in place of Justin Durant (groin) in the comeback win at St. Louis (9/21) and finished with a career-best nine tackles with one pressure.
  •  KYLE WILBERRecovered a fourth quarter fumble in the win at Philadelphia (12/14) that led to a field goal.
  • Got the start in the NFC East clinching win over Indianapolis (12/21) and had two tackles and a sack.
  • Started the season-ending win at Washington (12/28) with Rolando McClain (illness) out and had two tackles.
  • Had two tackles, picked off the first pass of the second half and assisted on a special teams tackle in the Wild Card Playoff Game against Detroit (1/4/15).

2013:

  • Returned for his second season and played in all 16 games with the first six starts of his career and finished with 42 tackles, two sacks, two tackles for losses, 14 pressures, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble. Added three special teams tackles.
  • Notched his first career sack along with two pressures in the win over St. Louis (9/22).
  •  2016 SEASONSaw extended playing time in the second half against Washington (10/13) with DeMarcus Ware (quad) out and had one tackle, a pressure and sack in which he forced and recovered a fumble - both firsts of his career.
  • Had his first career start in place of Ware (quad) at Philadelphia (10/20) and posted one tackle.
  • Started again in place of Ware (quad) at Detroit (10/27) and finished with four tackles and two hurries.
  • Played linebacker at the N.Y. Giants (11/24) and had a season-high seven tackles with one for a loss and a hurry.
  • On Thanksgiving Day against Oakland (11/28), recovered a muffed snap that led to a two-yard DeMarco Murray touchdown and added six tackles, a pressure and a special teams stop.

2012:

  • Suffered a thumb injury in the first preseason game that required surgery, but recovered to play in 10 games and post three tackles on defense and six on special teams.
  • Made his NFL debut in the home-opening win over Tampa Bay (9/23) but did not record any stats.
  • Recorded his first career tackle against Chicago (10/1).
  • At Atlanta (11/4) recorded his first career special teams tackle.

COLLEGE:

  • Started 13 games at outside linebacker as a senior, finishing second on the team with a career-high 70 stops.
  • Tied for the team lead with 3.5 sacks and added 11.5 tackles for loss, three pressures, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one pass breakup and blocked one kick.
  • Named third-team All-ACC by Phil Steele as junior, starting all 12 games at strong-side outside linebacker.
  • Led the team with six sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss while posting 65 tackles, one pressure, four pass break- ups and blocked a pair of kicks.
  • Finished second on the squad with 7.0 sacks and tied for the team lead with 13.5 tackles for loss.
  • Appeared in five games for the Demon Deacons at weak-side linebacker to finish with 18 tackles, a sack, one fumble recovery and a blocked field goal as a sophomore.
  • Earned honorable mention Freshman All-American honors from College Football News and was the only redshirt freshman to start on defense.
  • Recorded 42 tackles, three sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss, one pressure and had one fumble recovery which he returned two yards for a touchdown against Boston College.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Apopka, Fla., High School where he earned first-team All-Central Florida, All-Orange County and all-met- ro conference pick and was chosen to play in the Central Florida All-Star game following his senior year.
  • Participated in weightlifting and wrestling.
  • Was a double-major in sociology and communications.

COMMUNITY:

  • 2012 Rookie Club presented by UnitedHealthcare.
  • 2012-17 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
  • 2012 NFL United Way Hometown Huddle.
  • 2013-17 Dallas Cowboys Draft Day/Fan Appreciation Party.
  • 2013 Team Cowboys Komen Race For The Cure Drive Thru Registration.
  • 2013 The Salvation Army YET Kaboom Playground Build.
  • 2014 NFL Play 60 clinic, London, England.
  • 2014 Fan Appreciation Pep Rally, London, England.
  • 2014 NFL/Cowboys United Way Hometown Huddle Play 60 Clinic.
  • 2014-15 Early Thanksgiving Day Meal at The Salvation Army.
  • 2014 Team Cowboys/Komen Race for the Cure Registration event.
  • 2015 Fitness Zone dedication at The Salvation Army.
  • 2015 Taste of the NFL: The Ultimate Cowboys Tailgate Party.
  • 2015 Dirk Nowitzki Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game.
  • 2017 Texas Lottery Youth Football Camp in El Paso, Texas.
  • 2017 Taste of the Cowboys benefiting North Texas Food Bank.
  • WrestleMania 32 community event Make-a-Wish private signing at Dave & Buster’s.
  • Annual team Holiday Hospital Visits.
  • Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon and Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2017DAL503210-0-----0-
2016DAL1519720-0-----12
2015DAL16624159000-----0-
2014DAL1632716111.5-2-----01
2013DAL1664431132-0-----12
2012DAL1005410-0-----0-
TOTAL11275373.5020---025

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
5GBL 31-351010-0-----0-
4LAL 30-350------------
3@ARIW 28-170------------
2@DENL 17-422200-0-----0-
1NYGW 19-30------------

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017DAL53210-0-----
2016DAL159720-0-----
2015DAL1624159000-----
2014DAL162716111.5-2-----
2013DAL164431132-0-----
2012DAL105410-0-----
TOTAL 7811275373.502000-0

fumbles

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2017DAL5-----------
2016DAL15----2-0----
2015DAL16-------0---
2014DAL16----1-0----
2013DAL16----2-0----
2012DAL10-----------
TOTAL 7800-05000000

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2017DAL5---------
2016DAL15---------
2015DAL16---------
2014DAL16122200000
2013DAL16---------
2012DAL10---------
TOTAL 78122200000

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
008/03/2017ARIW 18-20113210-0-----0-
108/12/2017@LAL 10-13111100-0-----0-
208/19/2017INDW 19-24101010-0-----0-
308/26/2017OAKW 20-24100------------
TOTAL 425320-0-----0-

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/10/2017NYGW 3-19100------------
209/17/2017@DENL 17-42102200-0-----0-
309/25/2017@ARIW 28-17100------------
410/01/2017LAL 35-30100------------
510/08/2017GBL 35-31101010-0-----0-
TOTAL 503210-0-----0-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arizona Cardinals10----------
Denver Broncos12200-0-----
Green Bay Packers11010-0-----
Los Angeles Rams10----------
New York Giants10----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division43210-0-----
vs AFC Teams12200-0-----
vs NFC Teams41010-0-----
vs Own Division10----------

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
October21010-0-----
September32200-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium31010-0-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High12200-0-----
University of Phoenix Stadium10----------

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses33210-0-----
Wins20----------

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays10----------
Sundays43210-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass22200-0-----
Turf31010-0-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games31010-0-----
Road Games22200-0-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead1010-0-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points0----------
Ahead by 9-16 Points1010-0-----
Behind2200-0-----
Tied0----------

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2nd Half3210-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line0----------
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line2110-0-----
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line0----------
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line1100-0-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
3rd Quarter1010-0-----
4th Quarter2200-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-721010-0-----
Margin 15+22200-0-----
Margin 8-1410----------