DEKylie Fitts

Utah — Pac-12
  • Height: 6036
  • Weight: 259
  • Hometown: San Bernardino, CA
  • Age: 23

Bio

2017 (Redshirt Senior): Played and started in nine games, missing the Stanford, Washington and Colorado games with injuries … injuries also limited his playing time in five other games … expects to be available for the bowl game … third on the team with 3.0 sacks … 22 tackles … one forced fumble and one pass breakup … career-high eight tackles (1.0 sack) against Oregon … two sacks, three tackles and a forced fumble against San Jose State. 

2016 (Redshirt Junior): Played and started in two games (1 at right end, 1 at linebacker) before suffering a season-ending injury … led Utah in both tackles for loss (3.0) and sacks (1.5) at the time of the injury … four total tackles, all against Southern Utah.

2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in all 13 games with 11 starts (8 at left end, 3 at right end) … led the Pac-12 and tied for ninth in the country in forced fumbles (4) … 0.31 forced fumbles per game led the league and tied for 13th in the nation … led Utah and tied for fourth in the Pac-12 with 7.0 sacks … 41 tackles (8.0 TFL) … second on the team and tied for fourth in the Pac-12 in pass breakups (10) ... career-high seven tackles (1.0 TFL) and three pass breakups against UCLA … six tackles (1 sack), a forced fumble and pass breakup against Washington … five tackles and a pass breakup against Utah State … 1.5 sacks, a pass breakup and a blocked field goal against Colorado … a sack, forced fumble and two pass breakups against Fresno State … a sack, forced fumble and a pass breakup vs. California.

2014 (Sophomore): Redshirt practiced with the team but could not play in games per NCAA transfer rules.
 
2013 (Freshman at UCLA): Played in six games as a true freshman at UCLA in 2013, mostly on special teams … had a tackle for loss against California …

High School: Played in the Army All-American Bowl out of Redlands East Valley HS (Calif.) … four-star recruit by Rivals and Scout … ranked as the nation’s No. 9 strong side defensive end in the 2013 class by Rivals, and the 12th-best recruit in the state … ranked as the 12th-best defensive end in the nation by Scout, and the No. 1 defensive end prospect in the West … listed as the nation’s No. 85 recruit by ESPN, ranking eighth nationally at his position, 12th overall in the West and eighth overall in California … missed the last five games of his senior season with a broken wrist, finishing with 31 tackles, 6.0 TFL and 4.0 sacks … two-time first-team all-Citrus Belt League, two-time first-team all-CIF Inland Division and two-time all-area … totaled 79 tackles, 16.0 TFL and 8.5 sacks as a junior … also all-L.A. Times Southland Team, Inland Empire all-region by ESPN, Maxpreps second-team all-state and all-Riverside County in 2011 ... Redlands East Valley HS won the Citrus Belt League championship all three years (2010-12).
 
Personal: Son of Matt and Ysabel Fitts … father pitched for the New York Mets’ rookie team in Kingsport, Tenn., and then played on the offensive line at Cal State Fullerton … two brothers and one sister … communication major is scheduled to graduate in December 2016 … full name is Kylie Roy Fitts … born Oct. 11, 1994.