Chuck Kyle (American football)

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Chuck Kyle
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1947-09-25) September 25, 1947 (age 70)
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Highlands (KY)
College: Purdue
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 5 / Pick: 125
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Chuck Kyle (born September 25, 1947) is a former American football linebacker in the Canadian Football League for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He played college football at Purdue University.

Early years[edit]

Kyle grew up in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He attended Highlands High School, where he practiced football, shot put and also won a state diving championship.

He accepted a football scholarship from Purdue University. He was a three-year starter at the middle guard position.[1] He was an All-Big Ten player in 1966 (UPI-1),[2] 1967 (AP-1, UPI-1),[3][4] and 1968 (AP-1, UPI-1).[5][6] He was also a consensus first-team selection as a middle guard on the 1968 College Football All-America Team.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Kyle was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round (125th overall) of the 1969 NFL draft. He was waived on September 15.

He spent two seasons (1969, 1970) in the Canadian Football League as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and appeared in the 57th Grey Cup.

On June 9, 1971, he was traded to the Montreal Alouettes in exchange for linebacker Charlie Collins. He was released on July 23.

On February 5, 1972, he was signed as a free agent by the New York Jets. He was waived injured on August 8.


  1. ^ "Big Trouble for Big Ten". December 28, 1966. p. 15. 
  2. ^ "Eight Spartans, Six From Michigan All Big Ten". The Holland, Michigan Evening Sentinel. November 23, 1966. p. 17. 
  3. ^ "1967 AP All-Big Ten". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (AP story). November 28, 1967. p. 26. 
  4. ^ "Big Ten Coaches Name Bess to All Star Team". The Pantagraph. November 30, 1967. p. 19. 
  5. ^ "Podolak and Meskimen Named All-Big 10" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. November 27, 1968. p. 3. 
  6. ^ "Big Ten All-Conference Team". Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan. November 30, 1968. p. 13. 
  7. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 7. Retrieved October 6, 2015.