Height /Weight: 6-2 /215
Hometown: Montclair, N.J.
High School: Montclair HS
Major: Fashion Merchandising
At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a linebacker • returning letterwinner • outstanding athlete who can rush the passer and also drop back in coverage • hoping to make solid contribution after being limited to nagging injuries his first two seasons • enters season projected as the team's No. 2 outside linebacker behind Kyle Hunte and Leon Jackson • also expected to play a key role on special teams • had a solid spring and recorded four tackles in Blue-White Spring Game in April • has appeared in five career games and recorded one tackle • has switched number from 52 to 32 this fall.
2011 Season: Saw action in the first three games of the season as a special teams contributor but missed the remainder of the season with injuries • made one tackle against Navy • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler.
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 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