2014: Played in all 12 games on the year starting two games ... He started at left tackle against NC State and right tackle in the win over Eastern Michigan ... Played on an offensive line that helped ODU average 441.9 yards per game and 149.4 rushing yards per game.
2013: Played in eight games on the year switching in at right tackle ... Earned playing time at right tackle at Pittsburgh, rotating in throughout the game ... Also played primarily in the wins over Howard, Albany and URI.
BLINN COLLEGE/JUCO: Helped Blinn College to a 9-1 record and undefeated 6-0 conference mark in 2011 ... Led Oak High Scholl (Texas) to the quarterfinals in 2006, bi-district in 2007 and the quarterfinals again in 2009 ... Coached at Blinn College by Ronny Feldman ... Blinn College is the same school current Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton attended.
OTHER SCHOOLS CONSIDERED: Sam Houston State, Western Illinois, and Lamar.
PERSONAL: Full name is Kyle Ryan Bottoms ... Son of Ken and Leeann Bottoms ... One brother, Chris ... Grand father, Dan Birdwell, played for the Oakland Raiders from 1962-69, helping the Raiders to the AFL Championship in 1967 and was an All-Star in 1968 ... Majoring in geography.