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"Up Close" with Kevin Cyrille


Kevin Cyrille comes into the 2010 season as one of FAU’s top defensive lineman, after leading the unit in tackles last season with 40 and managing 11.5 tackles for loss. Adding three sacks as well, Cyrille was arguably the most productive member on the defensive line. Set to hold down his starting position after starting all 12 games last season, Cyrille will look to become one of the Sun Belts top defenders this fall.

A transfer from Western Michigan in the spring of 2007, Cyrille decided to come home and play football in South Florida after originally starting his career up north. Cyrille sat out his first year on the Florida Atlantic campus while in the transition process and then redshirted the next year to develop on the scout team.

A local from the Miami area, Cyrille played high school football at North Miami Beach High School. Tallying 62 tackles and 15 sacks his senior year, Cyrille was honored as an All-Dade county performer.

Cyrille recently sat down with us for “Up Close”.

Quick Hits

What is your favorite food?

“Me being Haitian, I would have to say Haitian food.”

What is your pet peeve?

“Smelly feet.”

Who is your current off the field role model?

“My dad Enel Cyrille. Football wise I like Elvis Dumervill because he’s from Miami too.”

What are you most proud of?

“Making it to college and being about to graduate.”

What is your major?

“Criminal Justice. I want to get into the law enforcement.”

What is your Faith?


Line of scrimmage

What aspect of your game do you feel is your strength?

“Strength, and using my mind.”

What aspect of your game do you feel is your weakness?

“Probably speed, I’ve been working on that with the coaches.”

Down the field

Besides football, what brought you to FAU?

“It being close to home.”

What are your goals for the upcoming season?

“Double digit sacks, First-Team All-Sun Belt, and 10 wins at least.”

What game are you looking forward to the most next season?

“Texas. It’s a big time school, and if we could pull one, it would be great.”

What do you want FAU fans to know about you personally?

“I like to sit at home on the computer and chat with my friends. I watch a lot of TV shows and my favorite is Everybody Hates Chris.”


Coming up, our next player is a walk-on that carried a 3.875 GPA out of high school.


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