Kyle Coulter

Kyle Coulter

Player Profile


Bixby, Okla.

High School:
Sapulpa HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 240

Defensive End




Energetic and tenacious presence on the defensive line who has been an underrated force and playmaker in the trenches the past two years...35 career games at both defensive end and nose tackle...is a bit undersized, but makes up for it with his tremendous strength and heart...comes to play everyday...a back injury, which he battled through during the second half of the 2003 season, kept him out of spring practice...coaches expect him to play a big role at defensive end if he can work his way back into game shape this summer...also experienced some respiratory problems during `03 preseason practice and was sidelined for a week in late August for precautionary reasons...is probably the strongest of the UNM defensive linemen when healthy...2002 Beefmaster Award winner for players weighing between 226-250 pounds...has lifted 600 in the squat, 385 bench, 350 incline and 333 power clean

2003 (JUNIOR): 21 tackles (2 TFL) in 13 games, starting 6 times at nose tackle... moved into the starting lineup at nose tackle last year after the departure of Guillermo Morrison following the Texas Tech game...Wyoming...Matched a career-high with 4 tackles to help an inspired Lobo defense limit the Cowboys to just 23 rushing yards (122 total) in blizzard-like conditions...played all but 6 defensive snaps (42 total)...Air Force...Got in on 3 tackles in 29 snaps to help a tenacious Lobo defense hold the nation's No. 3 rushing offense to just 158 yards, 143.8 under its season average...Colorado State...Made the defensive play of the game when he pounced on Bradlee Van Pelt's fourth quarter fumble and wrestled the ball away from the CSU QB on the Rams' 16-yard line with under a minute to play...recovery set up Wes Zunker's 33-yard game-winning field goal three plays later...also had a tackle for loss and a bruising hit and hurry on Van Pelt in 33 snaps...Utah...Another solid job of disrupting the interior line of scrimmage...1 solo tackle for loss and a QB hurry in 45 active defensive snaps...San Diego State...Excellent performance in his third start of the year...finished with 3 tackles in 65 defensive snaps and caused havoc on the line of scrimmage all day...did a fine job of tying up blockers and using his strength to penetrate the line of scrimmage...Utah State...No tackles, but played a very active 36 snaps...just missed his first sack of the year when the USU QB grounded the ball as he was dragged down...BYU...1 tackle and a pass broken up in 41 snaps...made his fourth career start, but first at nose tackle...Texas State...3 tackles (2 solo) in 25 plays

2002 (SOPHOMORE): 21 tackles on the season, including 5 for loss...3 sacks was second among UNM defensive linemen...played in all 14 games and made 3 starts...BYU...Best game of his young career...notched a career-high 4 tackles (2 solo), including a career-best 1.5 sacks for a loss of 18 yards...had made just 3 tackles in the previous 3 games...UNLV...3 tackles (1 TFL) in his first career start...40 defensive plays...Texas Tech...2 tackles, including an 11-yard sack of Kliff Kingsbury, the first of his career...played much of the game, logging a season-high 53 defensive snaps...New Mexico State...3 tackles in 37 plays

2001 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 8 games, mostly on special teams...22 plays on the defensive line...knee injury in fall camp slowed his progress early in the season


A 2000 graduate of Sapulpa HS, a Tulsa suburb...all-state nose tackle in 1999 by the Daily Oklahoman and the Tulsa World...a three-year starter at nose tackle and tight end for coach Ron Marvel...twice chosen all-metro and considered one of the top-50 players in the state...120 tackles, 9 sacks and 3 fumble recoveries on defense and 25 receptions, 880 yards and 3 TDs at tight end his senior season despite missing 2 1/2 games due to injury...340 tackles and 29 sacks in his prep career...also played baseball and he threw the shot and discus for the Chieftains...finished 7th in the state discus as a junior


Born April 14, 1982, in Tulsa...age is 22...full name is Kyle Ernest Coulter...son of Royce and Paula...likes hunting and fishing...major is History with a minor in Media Arts.


Tackles: 4, (twice). Tackles For Loss: 1.5, at BYU (11/16/02). Sacks: 1.5, at BYU (11/16/02).