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#30 Kyle Minett
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ruthton, Minn.
High School: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton H.S.
Major: Business Economics
Experience: 3 Letters

Kyle is one of the top returning running backs in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision and is on the preseason watch list for the Walter Payton Award ... enters senior season third among returning FCS backs and fourth on SDSU career charts with 3,069 rushing yards ... has turned in 14 career 100-yard rushing games ... honored on ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team each of the last two seasons, as well as being recognized twice on the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Academic First Team and for the Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award

Named to all-MVFC Second Team for second consecutive season and was a third-team All-America selection by The Associated Press ... repeated as team's Adam Timmerman Award winner as team's offensive MVP ... tallied 1,304 yards in 12 games to rank third in league and fifth among FCS players with average of 108.7 yards per game ... became first Jackrabbit running back since 1998-99 to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons ... led team in scoring for second consecutive season with 102 points on 17 touchdowns (16 rushing, 1 receiving) ... posted seven 100-yard games, including season-best 164 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries against North Dakota State ...  named MVFC Offensive Player of the Week after rushing 21 times for 146 yards and two scores, including career-long 64-yard touchdown, at Illinois State ... opened season with 22 carries for 128 yards and two TDs versus Georgia Southern ... helped Jackrabbits defeat nationally ranked Northern Iowa with 22-carry, 105-yard rushing performance and added season-high four catches for 39 yards ... closed regular season with 147 yards and two TDs on 23 carries at Western Illinois ... notched career-high 35 carries and gained 131 yards with pair of touchdowns in FCS playoff game at Montana ... between 2008 and 2009, put together streak of 11 consecutive games with a touchdown — either rushing or receiving

Earned second-team all-MVFC honors after ranking second in league with 1,289 yards rushing - an average of 107.4 yards per game ... also finished second in league for scoring with 112 points (18 touchdowns, 2 conversions) ... his single-season rushing total ranked sixth all-time at SDSU, while his point total ranks third ... shared Adam Timmerman Award as team's offensive MVP ... topped 100-yard mark six times, led by career-best 205 yards on 23 carries in home victory over Missouri State ... broke off career-best 56-yard touchdown run against Missouri State ... opened season with 111 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries at Iowa State ... earned MVFC Player of the Week honors after scoring winning touchdown on last play of the game at Stephen F. Austin, completing an all-around effort in which he carried the ball 33 times for 103 yards with three touchdowns and added seven receptions for 92 yards ... rushed 14 times for 123 yards and two scores in home opener versus Youngstown State ... ranked third on team and fifth in league with 44 receptions, adding 415 receiving yards and four TDs ... caught a pass in every game and tallied touchdown receptions in each of the team's last three games ... added seven catches for 59 yards at Northern Iowa ... also named to MVFC All-Academic First Team and received the Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award

Backed up all-conference performer Cory Koenig and ranked second on squad with 476 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns ... also tied for fifth on team with 16 receptions and added two receiving touchdowns ... named Outstanding Player of Beef Bowl after rushing 11 times for 134 yards against Texas State ... scored on 40-yard pass play in second quarter and 29-yard run early in fourth quarter against Texas State ... averaged 20.5 yards on four kickoff returns in home opener against Northern Iowa ... caught season-high six passes for 51 yards at Youngstown State ... gained 54 yards on 13 carries and added 10-yard touchdown reception versus Cal Poly ... tallied 60 yards on 10 carries, with long of 24, in season finale versus North Dakota State ... averaged 7.6 yards every time he touched the ball, including 6.2 yards per rushing attempt

Redshirted ... received recognition as Scout Offense Player of the Week prior to game at McNeese State (La.) ... also was honored Scout Special Teams Player of the Week on two occasions

Finished second on the Minnesota all-time high school rushing list with 6,176 career yards, scoring 81 touchdowns ... three-time all-state selection by The Associated Press and also a three-time all-conference selection ... two-time conference Most Valuable Player ... on defense, he had 260 career tackles with 20 sacks, playing for coach Kent Mikkelson at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton High School ... reached 1,000-point plateau in basketball, playing on two state championship teams ... member of the National Honor Society