Kyle Fuller is a professional American football cornerback player for the Chicago Bears of the National Football league (NFL). Prior to his selection as the Bears’ 14th overall in the 2014 NFL, he was known for playing with the Virginia Tech Hokies where he was identified and ranked as one of the top best cornerbacks.
While playing for the Bears, Fuller did not fail to make his team and fans proud by giving his best on the field. No wonder he is regarded as the team’s best player with the highest contract deal of a whopping $56,000,000.
Kyle Fuller: Biography
Kyle was born on February 16, 1992, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He attended Mount Saint Joseph High School where he was highly active in sports activities. Two sports Kyle actively played a role in include track & field and the American football. With the school’s football team, he was able to hit a record of four interceptions as a junior and one interception as a senior. He also played in the annual high school football post-season all-star game, Maryland Crab Bowl, which is often played at McDaniel College and it featured most outstanding football players.
With the track and field team, Fuller was an exceptional sprinter and jumper. He came fifth in the 2010 IAAM-MIAA Champs’ 300-meter dash at 37.98 seconds. The same year, he participated and won the long jump at the 2010 Woodlawn Warrior Invitational. 2010 ended on a good note for Fuller as he was recognised as a three-star recruit by ESPN’s official website, and was listed as the forty-third cornerback in the nation.
Kyle Fuller started his career in 2011 as a Second-Team All-ACC selection, playing 14 games at two different positions with 100 on special teams and over a thousand snaps on defence. He then recorded 65 tackles, 7 pass breakups, 5 quarterback hurries and 2 interceptions. He also had a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a team-high 14.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks on the season. He recorded the same career success the following year with 52 tackles, 2 interceptions and 5 pass breakups.
Kyle became one of the Hokies’ permanent captains in 2013. He also made it as a third-team All-ACC selection and ended the season with 24 tackles, 10 pass breakups and 2 interceptions.
Kyle Fuller’s professional career began in 2014 when he attended and performed all the combine drills of the National Football League’s Scouting Combine. He then made it as the top cornerback prospect in the National Football League draft and was ranked as the sixth-best cornerback by Sports Illustrated. The same year, he signed his first contract with the Chicago Bears which selected him as the second cornerback. The four-year contract which was signed on May 14, 2014, was worth $56,000,000 with $5.36 million as signing bonus. Fuller is believed to have a net worth of $3 million with an average salary of about $14,000.
Kyle Fuller Parents, Brothers
Kyle, whose middle name is Brandon has three brothers namely Kendall, Corey and Vincent. His father’s name is Vincent Fuller while his mother is Nina Dorsey Fuller.
After the Browners of the 1980s, the Fullers are another good instance of four brothers who made it in the NFL. Kyle’s oldest brother Vincent was born on August 3, 1982, and like Kyle, he started playing the American football in high school. He began his career with the Virginia Tech but his professional career was with the Tennessee Titans before he was signed to the Detroit Lions and finally, the New England Patriots. Vincent, however, retired as an NFL safety.
The same goes for Corey Fuller, Kyle’s second brother, who is Lions wide receiver. Kendall Fuller who happens to be the youngest of the four is a Kansas City Chiefs cornerback and is regarded as the most talented of the four Fullers.
Interestingly, all the four fullers attended Virginia Tech and their father was a kids coach for more than two decades before he decided to take over their community newspaper, Woodlawn Villager, in 2015.
Height, Weight, Body Stats
In addition to his good looks and striking skills, Kyle has a nice body. He is 6 ft tall and has a body weight of 190 lb (86 kg). His brother Vincent is taller than him with just one inch, he is 6 ft 1 inch tall and weighs 190lb. Kyle’s two other brothers – Corey and Kendall measure 6ft 2 inches and 5ft 11 inches, respectively. They also weigh 200 lb and 180 lb, respectively.