45  Maurice Kitchens
Maurice Kitchens
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Roanoke, Va.

High School:
William Fleming

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 246

Position:
LB

Experience:
3L

JUNIOR SEASON (2007)
Developed into a team leader and important cog on defense...started 11 games, eight at weak-side linebacker and three at middle linebacker...second on the team with 90 tackles (37 solo)...led the Thundering Herd with 7.5 tackles for loss (-36 yards) and four sacks (-31 yards)...reached double digit tackles five times...recorded five tackles in the season opener at Miami and intercepted a pass that he returned for 19 yards...credited with a career-high 14 tackles against West Virginia, including a sack...recorded 10 tackles in games against New Hampshire, Southern Miss, Rice and Houston...recorded a season high 1.5 sacks for a loss of nine yards in the win over East Carolina.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006)
Played in 10 games, making one start at Southern Miss...Finished the season with 17 tackles...Made a career-high eight stops against Hofstra...Registered four tackles in his start against the Golden Eagles.

R-FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)
Played in two games, primarily on special teams.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2004)
Redshirted, did not play.

High School
Named high school MVP after recording 150 tackles as a senior...All-state selection by the Associated Press and coaches...All-conference selection...Named conference Player-of-the-Year...Virginia Blue Ridge District Player-of-the-Year and Region 3 Player of the Year...Recorded a 4.6 second time in the 40 yard dash.

Personal
Son of Maurice Kitchens and Darlena Ibanez...Born on Aug. 4, 1986...Majoring in management information systems.