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Kyle Yocum
Player Profile:
Kyle Yocum 1698343
Position: Tight End (Captain)
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 240
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Reading, Pa.
High School: Exeter Township
Major: MBA (Management)
Experience: 3 Letters

Fifth-year member of the squad as a senior • one of the top leaders and community-minded players on the team • will serve as team co-captain with Charles Bell, Brody Kern, Troy Reeder, Bilal Nichols, and Joe Walker • currently pursuing MBA at Delaware after earning degree in May, 2017 • tough, savvy athlete with good knowledge of the game • slated to start in fullback/tight end role in Blue Hen offense • will also continue role on special teams • former quarterback for Delaware • has played in 29 career games with eight starts in career with the Hens and recorded three tackles on special teams • has one career reception and four career kickoff returns • honor student and a three-time Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll recipient • one of 20 seniors on the squad.

Earned third career letter as a junior • played in 10 games and started two contests (vs. James Madison and Maine) as a fullback/tight end hybrid and special teams player • did not see action vs. Towson due to an injury • caught first career pass, a 10-yarder vs. Richmond in November • returned a kickoff 22 yards against Delaware State in season opener • served as game captain vs. Richmond • member of CAA Academic All-Conference team •
caught one pass for one yard in the Blue-White Spring Game in May.

Earned second letter as the team's H-Back and fullback and as a special teams contributor • saw action in all 11 games and started five contests • started in backfield at fullback spot vs. New Hampshire and on the frontline at tight end vs. Jacksonville, Villanova, Rhode Island, and Towson • did not catch a pass, run the ball, or make a special teams tackle but was a valuable contributor • returned three kickoffs for 38 yards (12.7 avg.) • had two returns for 22 yards vs. Rhode Island and one for 16 yards vs. Towson • part of an offensive unit that helped Delaware rank No. 2 in the CAA and 17th in the NCAA in rushing offense (219.4 yards per game) • selected as Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week vs. Towson • member of CAA Academic All-Conference team.

Saw first career action for the Blue Hens as a redshirt freshman • made successful switch to tight end and H-back position during spring drills • appeared in eight games sharing H-back duties with senior Ryan Cobb and on special teams • did not see action vs. James Madison, Sacred Heart, Towson, and William & Mary • recorded three tackles on special teams, notching a career-high two vs. Albany and one against Pitt in collegiate debut • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll. 

Did not see game action as team's No. 4 quarterback and retained freshman eligibility • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll. 

Played at Exeter Township High School for head coach Matt Bauer • Exeter's all-time leading passer with 43 starts, 3,815 yards, and 38 touchdowns in his career • also ranks in the top 20 all-time in Berks County in passing • rushed for 1,955 yards and 27 touchdowns for career • ranked as the No. 45 recruit in Pennsylvania and ranked as the No. 1 pro style in the state by one publication • earned all-league honors in 2012 • led team to two district playoff appearances with consecutive 7-4 season • selected to play in NUC All-American game • earned team's Outstanding Junior Award in 2011 • first freshman to start at quarterback in school history • started 43 career games • four-time all-academic selection • also played baseball and basketball and competed in track & field during high school career • was a starting pitcher in baseball as a sophomore • honor student.

Kyle David Yocum (“yo-come”) • born Jan. 11, 1995 • honor student as a management major at Delaware • earned degree in May, 2017 and is currently enrolled in Delaware's MBA program • son of Randy and Laurie Yocum • both parents are physical therapists • one of three children • brother, Chase, played quarterback at Exeter and brother, Ty, also played football • older sister, Mandi, earned her master's degree in clinic counseling from Kutztown (Pa.) University • father was an All-State linebacker in high school • self-taught piano player • one of team's most community-service minded players • played key role in Spring, 2015 Be the Match bone marrow donation event on campus • has worked at the UD Youth Football Camp during the summers.


Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
Avg. TD Long
2016 10/2 0 (0)
1 22 22.0 0 22
2015 11/6 0 (0) 3 38 12.7 0 16
2014 8/0 3 (1)
0 0.0 0 0
TOTALS 29/8 3 (1)
15.0 0 22


Year G/S Receptions Yards Avg. TD Long
2016 10/2 1 10 10.0 0 10
2015 11/6 0 0 0.0 0 0
2014 8/0 0 0 0.0 0 0
TOTALS 29/8 1 10 10.0   10

Tackles: 2 vs. Albany, 2014
Receptions: 1 vs. Richmond, 2016

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