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2016 NFL DRAFT

Kerry Hyder, DT

School: Texas Tech  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Austin, TX
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 290 lbs.
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Player News
12/30/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Texas Tech DE Kerry Hyder is the leader up front for the Red Raiders, with 11.5 tackles for loss, but the team's sack total is only at 21. Hyder and LB Will Smith (five sacks) need to make ASU QB Taylor Kelly uncomfortable; if not, his accuracy will be deadly. - The Sports Xchange

12/13/2013 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM: Defensive line Kerry Hyder, Texas Tech, 6-2, 280, Sr., Austin, Texas,...Hyder completed his four-year Tech career with another standout season on the defensive line with 60 tackles (43 solo), 11.5 tackles for loss and two sacks with five quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and two blocked kicks. Hyder leads all active Red Raiders with 40 career starts, including 37 consecutive entering into the Holiday Bowl later this month. - Texas Tech football

12/13/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL Kerry Hyder, Texas Tech, Sr., Austin, Texas/Lyndon B. Johnson...Hyder earns All-Big 12 second team honors for the second straight season while posting at least 55 tackles and 11 tackles for a loss in back-to-back seasons. Hyder has 60 tackles (43 solo), 11.5 tackles for loss and two sacks with five quarterback hurries on the season. He leads all active Red Raiders with 40 career starts, including 37 consecutive starts which dates back to his sophomore season in 2011. - Texas Tech football

09/12/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Senior DE Kerry Hyder, who had 14 tackles for a loss last year (fifth in the Big 12), has been credited with 3.5 in the first two games. That's good for a tie for fourth in the conference. QUOTE TO NOTE: "I was exhausted. Excited that we got the win, so we were excited and exhausted at the same time. It was my first time being in a game like that, especially that magnitude of being a conference game and it was exciting on all parts." -- Senior DE Kerry Hyder, on how he felt after last year's triple-overtime win over TCU. - The Sports Xchange

09/06/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Senior DE Kerry Hyder was in on seven tackles in the opener. He had 2.5 of Tech's total of eight tackles for losses, including his 10th career sack. - The Sports Xchange

09/06/2013 - Scouting the Texas Tech run defense: The defense did a nice job against SMU, holding the Mustangs to 102 yards on 31 runs. Senior DE Kerry Hyder, an all-Big 12 candidate, leads the way up front. - The Sports Xchange

08/30/2013 - Senior DT Kerry Hyder and senior LB Terrance Bullitt are playing for their fifth defensive coordinator in their five years at Texas Tech. Matt Wallerstedt, who carries the title defensive coordinator, comes from Texas A&M, where new Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury was serving as offensive coordinator. Mike Smith, who has the title co-defensive coordinator as well as the assignment of coaching outside linebackers, has been with the New York Jets. Tech is switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4 scheme. - The Sports Xchange

08/14/2013 - 2013 TED HENDRICKS AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Kerry Hyder, Texas Tech,...AP All-Big 12 (1st Team)... All-Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year (Honorable Mention)...All-Big 12 (2nd Team)...Fifth in tackles for a loss (14.0) in 2012... seventh in sacks (5.5)... ranked third in the Big 12 with 10.5 tackles for a loss in league play... most tackles for a loss by a Red Raider in Big 12 play since Brandon Sharpe had 14.0 in 2009... played in 13 games (13 starts) with 56 tackles (42 solo, 14 assisted) with a team-leading 14 tackles for a loss of 47 yards and tied for the team lead with 5.5 sacks (Dartwan Bush). - Texas Tech football

08/12/2013 - TOP TEXAS TECH PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 2. DT Kerry Hyder (6-2, 281, 4.97)...One of the big changes with new coach Kliff Kingsbury taking over in Lubbock is on defense with Texas Tech transitioning to a 3-4 formation. The change should benefit Hyder, who, according to his defensive line coach, John Scott, is "good enough to play all three [defensive line] positions across the board." He arrived at Tech as a 230-pound linebacker but was moved to the trenches and bulked up, seeing playing time at both end and tackle the past few seasons. Hyder earned second team All-Big 12 honors last season with a team-best 14 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks, adding a career-best 56 tackles and four pass breakups. He doesn't have the build or bulk to take on double teams and overwhelm blockers with power, but he's twitchy for a player his size with excellent first-step quickness.

Hyder stands out on film with his agile footwork and lateral explosion to burst past blockers with controlled chaos to make plays behind the line of scrimmage. There will be some questions about where his best position will be at the next level, but he has the versatility to give scouts a peek at several spots in 2013. The glue of the Tech defense, Hyder will see playing time up and down the defensive line as a senior and, despite his tweener skill set, the NFL will love his energy and disruptive nature to live behind the line of scrimmage. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

08/12/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: DT Kerry Hyder was one of the key figures in Tech's defensive resurgence, leading all linemen in tackles with 54 stops with a team-best 14 for losses. He tied Bush for the team lead in sacks with six. - The Sports Xchange

07/22/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): DL Kerry Hyder, Texas Tech, Sr/3L, Austin, Texas,...Hyder received All-Big 12 first team honors from five publications in 2012, including the Dallas Morning News, Austin American Statesman, Waco Tribune-Herald, AP and CBS Sports.

He led the team and ranked fifth in the Big 12 with 14 tackles for a loss while adding 5.5 sacks, which ranked seventh in the Big 12. His 10.5 tackles for a loss in league action were the most by a Red Raider since 2009 (Brandon Sharpe). Hyder has been named to three preseason award watch lists including, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski and Lombardi Award. - Texas Tech football

07/18/2013 - 2013 LOMBARDI AWARD WATCH LIST: DE Kerry Hyder, Texas Tech...Hyder, a senior from Austin, had a strong junior season and that lauded him numerous postseason accolades in 2012 and has him projected as one of the top defensive lineman in the nation in 2013. Last season, he picked up several first team All-Big 12 honors by numerous publications after posting 56 total tackles with 14 for loss.

His 14 tackles for loss ranked him fifth in the Big 12 Conference and his five and a half sacks placed him seventh in the league. He logged 10.5 of his 14 tackles for loss in conference play and that put him in third place in the Big 12. - Texas Tech football

07/16/2013 - 2013 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST: Kerry Hyder, Texas Tech, DT...Hyder, a senior from Austin, had a strong junior season and that lauded him numerous postseason accolades in 2012 and has him projected as one of the top defensive lineman in the nation in 2013. Last season, he picked up several first team All-Big 12 honors by numerous publications after posting 56 total tackles with 14 for loss. His 14 tackles for loss ranked him fifth in the Big 12 Conference and his five and a half sacks placed him seventh in the league. He logged 10.5 of his 14 tackles for loss in conference play and that put him in third place in the Big 12. - Texas Tech football

07/16/2013 - 2013 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY WATCH LIST: Kerry Hyder, Texas Tech, DL...Last season, he picked up several first team All-Big 12 honors by numerous publications after posting 56 total tackles with 14 for loss. His 14 tackles for loss ranked him fifth in the Big 12 Conference and his five and a half sacks placed him seventh in the league. He logged 10.5 of his 14 tackles for loss in conference play and that put him in third place in the Big 12. - Texas Tech football

 
Player News
12/30/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Texas Tech DE Kerry Hyder is the leader up front for the Red Raiders, with 11.5 tackles for loss, but the team's sack total is only at 21. Hyder and LB Will Smith (five sacks) need to make ASU QB Taylor Kelly uncomfortable; if not, his accuracy will be deadly. - The Sports Xchange
 

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