A hard-nosed, aggressive and assignment-sound tackler who is key member of East Carolina's inside linebacking corps as either a starter or top reserve ... Closed spring drills and will open fall camp in a heated battle with Daniel Drake for starting honors for the second-straight season ... Could also play a role on various special team units depending on volume of defensive responsibilities ... Anticipation tendencies, quickness, strength and work ethic have sparked quick climb up defensive depth chart ... Officially enrolled early at ECU in January of 2009, thus already has four spring practice periods under his belt ... Made two stops and broke up a pass during the spring's first scrimmage in 2012 ... Credited with five tackles, including two that resulted in lost yardage in each of the two remaining contests on April 7 and April 14 (Purple-Gold Game) ... Development in strength and conditioning program has matched efforts on field ... Earned a "super" rating during spring testing period, establishing an all-time position (inside linebacker) record for a lift in the power clean (340) ... Also turned in lifts of 370 (bench press) and 525 (back squat), while registering a 1,305 wattage mark in the jerk ... Possesses a vertical leap of 31.5", a broad jump of 9'.5, a 40 time of 4.7 and a flexibility rating of 14.5 - one of the top clips on the team.
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics 2011: A young defender who experienced first significant action on defense, playing in eight games and starting four ... Missed the first three contests of the year due to a left knee injury suffered during the final week of fall camp ... Experienced action in the next eight games before being sidelined in the finale after suffering a right ankle injury against UCF ... Earned first start of career at Houston and was also in the original lineup against Memphis, Southern Miss and UTEP ... Booked 58 tackles with 24 solo hits, tied for the fourth most on the squad ... Registered 1.5 stops for lost yardage (-11 yards) and one sack (-10 yards) ... Ended the year ranked sixth on the squad in tackles and fifth in rushing hits with 40 ... One of just six Pirates to post a double-digit tackle game, recording three during the campaign (13/Houston, 11/Tulane, 14/UTEP), tied with Daniel Drake for the second most on the squad ... Tallied two quarterback hurries (North Carolina, UTEP), a pass breakup (Tulane) and one forced fumble (Tulane) ... Scooped up one loose ball, against Southern Miss ... Booked 51 tackles during Conference USA action, tied for the second most on the squad ... Averaged 8.5 stops per league tilt ... Collected just a pair of hits in seven non-league contests ... In road games, averaged 8.5 hits per matchup while netting 6.0 stops per home clash ... The squad's fourth-leading tackler during the final six contests with 35 ... Against UCF, aided in the Pirates' third-quarter goal line stand by stopping quarterback Jeff Godfrey after a one-yard gain on a first-and-goal play from the ECU two-yard line ... Registered a career-high 14 tackles, 11 on rushes, at UTEP ... Tallied nine stops in the first half, with six during the second quarter, against the Miners ... Recovered first career fumble in the fourth quarter versus Southern Miss, pouncing on a Jamal Woodyard loose ball ... Against Tulane, booked 11 tackles with nine in the second half and five in the fourth quarter, helping lock up the Pirates' 34-13 win ... Forced initial fumble of career versus the Green Wave, jarring the ball loose from Justyn Shackleford in the fourth frame ... Registered first career pass breakup in the fourth quarter against Tulane ... Sacked Memphis' Taylor Reed for a 10-yard loss in the fourth frame for first career quarterback drop and TFL ... Earned initial career start at Houston and made 13 tackles with seven in the first half and three during the Cougars' opening drive of the contest ... Made season debut against North Carolina and hauled down Dwight Jones following a 12-yard reception in the first quarter for initial career stop ... Also credited with first quarterback hurry in the opening frame, forcing a Bryn Renner incompletion.
2010 Game-by-Game Statistics 2010: During first season on active roster, experienced action in four games and earned varsity letter ... Played as a reserve member of the linebacking corps, or on the special teams, versus Tulsa, N.C. State, Rice and Maryland ... Did not record any tackles.
2009: Redshirted during initial season with the program, but was considered a valuable member of the defensive scout team by previous coaching staff.
High School: A senior team captain and four-year letterman for coach Jody Grooms ... An all-county performer as a junior in 2007 after logging 109 tackles (32 solo) and three interceptions for the Panthers before suffering a knee injury during senior campaign ... Still registered 60 stops in 2008 after making move to linebacker ... An all-area choice by the Augusta Chronicle in 2007 ... Tallied a unit-best 97 stops and picked off four passes as a sophomore in 2006 ... Also lettered twice as a baseball outfielder and once as a basketball forward ... A December, 2008 graduate of LHS.
Personal: Full name is Kyle Haynes Tudor ... Born January 11, 1991 at Augusta, Ga. ... Son of John and Denice Tudor ... Major is management ... A Dean's List performer in the classroom (2010 spring semester) ... Says Tennessee Titans' running back Chris Johnson is his favorite all-time Pirate player ... Lists working out and fishing as top hobbies and John Madden as top football commentator ... Cites Pirate fan base as best part about playing at ECU.