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#37 Kivar Thurman
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: South Nyack, N.Y.
High School: Nyack
Other College: Dean JC
Major: History
Experience: 2 Letters
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AT DELAWARE
Third-year player at Delaware after transfer from Dean College • two-time letterwinner • senior who adds depth to Blue Hen defensive secondary and on special teams • projected as team's No. 3 free safety behind veterans Jake Giusti and Craig Brodsky entering pre-season • has appeared in 15 career games at Delaware and contributed four tackles (three solo) • had one tackle in Blue-White Spring Game.

2013 SEASON
Earned second letter as a backup defensive back and special teams player • battled injuries and appeared in just four games • suffered injury vs. Navy and missed the next five games before returning to action in win at Towson • saw action vs. Delaware State, Navy, Towson, and Richmond • recorded solo tackles against Navy and Towson • recorded two tackles and a pass breakup in Blue-White Spring Game.

2012 SEASON
Earned letter in first season at Delaware as a backup defensive back and special teams performer after transfer from Dean College • saw action in all 11 games in a backup role • recorded two tackles on the season - an assisted stop in UD debut vs. West Chester and a solo stop vs. Rhode Island.

AT DEAN JUNIOR COLLEGE
Played two seasons at junior college located in Franklin, Mass. in 2010 and 2011 • played defensive back for head coach Todd Vasey • led team to two-year record of 13-6 and a bowl game victory in 2011.

2011 SEASON
Sophomore defensive back who led team to a record of 8-1 and a 26-25 victory over Glendale Community College in the Valley of the Sun Bowl in Phoenix, Ariz. • member of a defense that led the Northeast Conference in passing efficiency defense (90.1) and ranked No. 2 in scoring defense (13.9 points per game).

2010 SEASON
Freshman defensive back • led team to record of 5-5 • team ranked No. 3 in Northeast Conference in scoring defense (15.3 points per game) and pass efficiency defense (94.2).

HIGH SCHOOL
Two-sport standout in football and basketball at Nyack High School • played defensive back and running back in football for head coach John Castelano • team captured section and regional titles and was a state semifinalist in 2009 • earned all-league and all-county honors as a senior.

PERSONAL
Kivar ("kee-var") M. Thurman • born March 27, 1992 • son of Bonnie and Henry Thurman • history major at Delaware • has three older siblings • cousin, Shawn Horns, played college football at Southern Connecticut State • cousin, Terrence Fede, was an All-American defensive end at Marist in 2013 and was selected in the seventh round of the NFL Draft by Miami in 2014. 

CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
Sacks/TFL
FR/FF
Int./PD
2013 4/0 2 (2) 0/0
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0/0
2012 11/0 2 (1) 0/0 0/0 0/0
TOTALS 15/0 4 (3)
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CAREER-HIGHS
Tackles: 1 vs. 4 teams

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