Height /Weight: 6-2 /210
Hometown: Montclair, N.J.
High School: Montclair HS
Major: Fashion Merchandising
At Delaware: Outstanding athlete who can rush the passer and also drop back in coverage...expected to work his way into the special teams rotation and make an impact immediately…enters pre-season No. 2 on depth chart at outside linebacker behind first-year starter Kyle Hunte...should be back to full strength after shoulder injury hampered him throughout the 2010 season.
2010 Season: Started the season on a promising note by playing in the first two games vs. West Chester and South Dakota State before he was sidelined with an injury for the remainder of the year...saw game action primarily on special teams...did not accumulate any statistics...retained freshman eligibility…member of a Delaware defense led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game)…team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under head coach K.C. Keeler.
High School: Played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, linebacker, safety, and quarterback at Montclair High School under head coach Ed Lebida…twice named first team All-State Group 4…selected first team All-Essex County on defense…named Montclair’s Offensive Player of the Year and Team Most Valuable Player in 2009…also served as team captain…earned Volken Spirit Award in 2008…scored 11 touchdowns during senior season…amassed 410 receiving yards, 53 tackles, and two interceptions…ran for 254 yards and four touchdowns during his final Thanksgiving game…also was a three-year starter on the baseball team, and competed for the track team as a senior....peer leader in high school.
Personal: Kyle Christopher Gayle (“gail”)…fashion merchandising major at Delaware...son of Lonnie and Lovette Gayle...born Jan. 21, 1992…has two older sisters…enjoys music, writing songs, and surfing in his spare time…uncle, Earl Vaughn, played football at Syracuse…cousin, Justin Wortham, played football at North Carolina State.
Career Defensive Statistics at Delaware