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Jalen Kindle
Player Profile:
Jalen Kindle 1690537
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 230
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Fleming Island, Fla.
High School: Fleming Island
Experience: 1st Year

AT DELAWARE
Fifth-year member of the squad as a senior linebacker • has overcame injury-plagued career to break his way into the lineup • projected to start preseason as top backup to All-Colonial Athletic Association senior Charles Bell at the inside linebacker (Will) spot • moved over from outside linebacker • could also contribute on special teams • versatile player with great football knowledge • has overcome two broken feet during first season and other ailments while at Delaware • honor student and CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee • one of team's most active community service volunteers • has played in 22 career games with 11 starts and recorded 43 tackles, two sacks, and two interceptions • had two tackles and a tackle for loss in Blue-White Spring Game in May • National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award nominee.

2017 SEASON
Played in all 11 games while starting the final seven in his redshirt senior season as a Blue Hen • Had a career high 55 tackles (23 solo) which was good for fifth best on the team, including back-to-back games with 10 total tackles • Made 3.5 tackles for a loss for a total of 16 yards • recorded two sacks for 11 yards and added one forced fumble on the year • broke up two seasons over the course of the season • was a National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award nominee in addition to being named a FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team nominee, a Colonial Athletic Association Chuck Boone Leadership Award nominee, and a CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee • named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts vs. Albany which included nine tackles and a pass breakup • won the Newark Elks Club Scholar-Athlete Award • was a member of the ECAC Academic Honor Roll. 

2016 SEASON
Played a key backup role for defense that ranked No. 6 in the CAA in total defense (349.7 yards allowed per game) • played in all 11 games as a backup outside linebacker and special teams player • recorded nine tackles, including six solo stops • had season-high three tackles in season opening win over Delaware State and single tackles in six other games • shared game captain duties with Diante Cherry at Maine game • named CAA Academic All-Conference • recognized at home basketball game with PNC Achiever Award (Jan. 21) • was a Jefferson Award finalist for outstanding community service in State of Delaware • had a tackle for loss in Blue-White Spring Game.

2015 SEASON
Saw first action of his career during his sophomore year with the program • earned spot at strong side linebacker and started all 11 games • ranked No. 9 on the team with 34 tackles (19 solo) • had two tackles for loss, two pass breakups, and recovered one fumble • had season-high seven tackles vs. Albany and added five vs. Lafayette and four against Rhode Island • had tackles for loss against Albany and Rhode Island • recovered a fumble and broke up a pass at North Carolina • part of a unit that ranked No. 5 in the CAA and 24th in the NCAA in total defense (329.2) and was No. 3 in both rushing defense (123.5/17th in NCAA) and scoring defense (20.5/22nd in NCAA) • CAA Academic All-Conference selection • chosen to carry the U.S. Flag into the New Hampshire game • earned PNC Bank Student-Athlete Achiever Award (Feb. 11) • recorded two tackles in Blue-White Spring Game in May.

2014 SEASON
Did not see game action as a redshirt freshman linebacker • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll • enjoyed an outstanding spring and had three tackles in the Blue-White Spring Game.

2013 SEASON
Did not see game action during an injury-plagued first year and retained freshman eligibility • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played at Fleming Island High School for head coach Frank Hall • attended the same high school as former Blue Hen defensive back Craig Brodsky • also played wide receiver in high school • second team All-State (7A) linebacker and first team All-First Coast selection in 2012 • named Clay County Defensive Player of the Year • three-year letterwinner and three-year all-conference selection • had 75 tackles, four tackles for loss, three sacks, and three interceptions as a senior in 2012 • scored four touchdowns on offense as a senior • led team to 7-3 record and a first round state playoff berth in 2012 • also a starter on basketball team at Fleming Island.

PERSONAL
Jalen Christopher Kindle • born June 29, 1995 • honor student as a finance major at Delaware • earned degree from Delaware in May, 2016 and is enrolled in the MBA program at UD • son of Sherri and Matt Bisbee and Lorenzo and Spring Kindle • team representative to Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in 2015-16 • one of team's most civic-minded members and a leader in team community service initiatives • has worked at UD Football Youth Camp during the summer • National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award nominee •  CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
Sacks/TFL
FR/FF
Int./PD
2017 11/7 55 (23) 2-11/3.5-16 0/1 0/2
2016 11/0 9 (6)  0-0 / 0-0 0/0 0/0
2015 11/11 34 (19) 2-6 / 0-0
1/0 2/0
Totals 33/18 98 (48)
4-17 / 3.5-16
1/1
2/2

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 10 vs. James Madison 2017; Stony Brook 2017

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