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Kevin Thurmon
Player Profile:
Kevin Thurmon 3120553
Position: DL
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 298
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Other College: Ball State
Experience: Transfer

2018:  Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Started all 13 games at defensive tackle, recording 63 tackles, 12.0 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble . . . Among interior defensive linemen only, ranked No. 1 in the Sun Belt in both tackles and tackles for loss . . . Overall, posted the 33rd most tackles in the league among all players while ranking sixth in tackles for loss . . . Recorded multiple tackles in every game and had five or more seven times, including a season-high nine against Tulsa and eight versus both UNLV and ULM . . . Responsible for at least a half-tackle for loss in 11 of 13 games and had 1.0 or more six times, including a season-high 2.5 at Tulsa that included a safety . . . Also had 2.0 tackles for loss against both Appalachian State and Texas State . . . His 3.5 sacks were recorded in five combined games, including a season-high 1.0 versus Coastal Carolina and Texas State . . . Lone forced fumble was against Coastal Carolina . . . Phil Steele’s Preseason Third Team All-Sun Belt Conference.

2017:  Enrolled at A-State in 2017 and sat out the season due to NCAA transferring rules . . . A-State Athletics Director’s Honor Roll member . . . Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll.

BALL STATE:  Sophomore season at Ball State in 2016 saw him play in 10 games with four starts on the defensive line, recording 23 tackles and 6.5 tackles for loss of 36 yards . . . Made his first collegiate start in the opener at Georgia State . . .  Finished second on the team with 4.5 sacks . . . Tallied a pair of tackles for loss, including a sack, at Georgia State on Sept. 2 . . . Recorded a personal-high six tackles against Northern Illinois on Oct. 1 . . .  Notched two fourth-quarter sacks and a forced fumble in the season finale at Miami . . . Freshman season in 2015 saw him play in the final 10 games of the season . . . First collegiate action came at Eastern Michigan on Sept. 19 . . . Totaled 11 tackles on the season . . . Picked up at least one tackle in seven games . . . Tallied a season-high three tackles in the season finale against Bowling Green on Nov. 24.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Played football for coach Frank Lenti at Mount Carmel High . . . Helped team to an 8-5 record as a senior and 36-8 mark in his career . . . Mount Carmel won state championships in 2012 and 2013 . . . All-state as a senior . . . Ranked as the 21st best player in the state of Illinois by 247Sports . . .  Managed 46 tackles with 16 sacks as a senior . . .  Tallied 39 tackles and nine sacks as a junior.

PERSONAL:  Born Sept. 14, 1996 . . . Communication Studies major.

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