Bears Take Cornerback

LAKE FOREST-The Bears went defense first in the opening round of the NFL draft Thursday night. They took Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller. Fuller comes from a football family. Two of his older brothers Corey and Vincent have also played in the NFL.

Corey Fuller was first a track performer at Kansas University for two seasons before transferring to Virginia Tech to test his
football skills in 2010.

Kyle received All-American second-team honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

Kyle’s career started out at nickel back. He moved to whip linebacker as a sophomore before taking over strong-side
cornerback duties his junior season. In 50 games for the Hokies, he registered 173 tackles with six interceptions, 21 pass
deflections and four forced fumbles. In 2011, he led the nation’s defensive backs by delivering 14.5 stops behind the line
of scrimmage.

As a junior, Fuller returned two of his four interceptions for touchdowns. He also scored on a punt return, along with
reaching the end zone with a kickoff return that season. As a senior, he picked off another pass.

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