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Joel Kight

Joel  Kight

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lithonia, Ga.

High School:
Martin Luther King

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 222

Position:
LB

Experience:
3L

05/08/2013

Ole Miss Football Spring Review

Rebels Gear Up For 2013 Fall Season

05/03/2013

Joel Kight Named 2013 NFF Hampshire Honor Society Member

Kight Graduated In December With Journalism Degree

01/02/2013

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11/20/2012

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Grove Opens For Tailgating Friday At Noon

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10/22/2011

AP Photos: Ole Miss vs. No. 10 Arkansas - 10/22/11

AP Photos: Ole Miss vs. No. 10 Arkansas - 10/22/11

2012: Played in every game with two starts ... 7th on team with 44 tackles ... Also recorded 3.0 TFLs, 1.0 sack and a fumble recovery ... Earned fourth letter ... vs. Central Arkansas (9/1): Recorded seven solo stops, including 1.0 sack for a loss of 6 yards ... vs. UTEP (9/8): Made three tackles (two solo) ... vs. #12 Texas (9/15): Posted five tackles (three solo) ... at Tulane (9/22): Made two tackles, including one for a loss ... at #1 Alabama (9/29): Posted five stops (two solo), with 0.5 TFL, in start ... vs. Texas A&M (10/6): Posted six stops (four solo), including 0.5 TFL, and recovered a fumble in start ... vs. Auburn (10/13): Posted two stops (one solo) ... at Arkansas (10/27): Made three tackles and broke up a pass ... at #6 Georgia (11/3): Posted three tackles (two solo) ... vs. Vanderbilt (11/10): Posted four tackles (three solo) ... at #7 LSU (11/17): Posted three tackles (two solo) and a pass break-up ... vs. #24 Mississippi State (11/24): Made one tackle ... 2011: Played in every game and started eight ... Fourth on the team with 61 total tackles ... Tied for third on the squad with 4.5 TFLs ... Earned third letter ... vs. BYU (9/3): Started at linebacker and collected eight tackles (two solo) with 1.0 TFL ... vs. Southern Illinois (9/10): Posted three tackles (two solo) in start ... at Vanderbilt (9/17): Racked up eight tackles (five solo) in start ... vs. Georgia (9/24): Made five tackles, including 0.5 TFL, in start ... at Fresno State (10/1): Recorded two solo tackles ... vs. Alabama (10/15): Finished with five tackles (three solo) ... vs. Arkansas (10/22): Tallied eight tackles (two solo) and had one pass breakup ... at Auburn (10/29): Posted three tackles (two solo), including 1.0 TFL ... at Kentucky (11/5): Recorded six tackles (three solo), including 0.5 TFL ... vs. Louisiana Tech (11/12): Posted four tackles (three solo), including 0.5 TFL ... vs. LSU (11/19): Finished with five tackles (three solo), including 1.0 TFL ... at Mississippi State (11/26): Assisted on four tackles in start ... 2010: Saw action in all 12 games, starting the first seven games at Will linebacker ... Finished ninth on the team in tackles with 35 ... Also notched 3.0 TFLs, 2.0 sacks, one pass break-up and one QB hurry ... Earned second letter ... vs. Jacksonville State (9/4): Drew first career start and posted five tackles (two solo), including his first career sack ... at Tulane (9/11): Registered two tackles (one solo) ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/18): Recorded three assisted tackles ... vs. Fresno State (9/25): Posted three tackles (two solo) ... vs. Kentucky (10/2): Tallied a career-high nine tackles (all solo) and 1.0 TFL ... at Alabama (10/16): Two tackles (one solo) with a pass break-up and a QB hurry ... at Arkansas (10/23): Posted three tackles ... vs. Auburn (10/30): Recorded three solo tackles, including one sack for three yards ... vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (11/6): Posted two assisted tackles ... at Tennessee (11/13): Tallied a solo tackle ... at LSU (11/20): Recorded two tackles (one solo) ... Spring: Posted a pair of solo stops in the Grove Bowl ... Received the Scholar-Athlete Award from the Ole Miss Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame ... 2009: Saw action in every game ... Recorded 18 tackles (10 solo) on the season ... Credited with a tackle in nine contests ... Helped the Rebel defense hold the opposition under 300 yards of total offense seven times in 2009, including five SEC games ... Earned first letter ... vs. Southeastern La. (9/19): Posted one solo tackle ... at Vanderbilt (10/3): Posted career-best two solo stops ... vs. Alabama (10/10): Tied a career high with two solo stops ... vs. UAB (10/17): Tallied career-high four tackles (two solo) ... vs. Arkansas (10/24): Collected two tackles ... vs. Northern Arizona (11/7): Posted one tackle ... vs. Tennessee (11/14): Tallied one tackle ... vs. LSU (11/21): Posted two tackles (one solo) ... at Mississippi State (11/28): Recorded three tackles (two solo) ... HIGH SCHOOL: A PrepStar and SuperPrep All-Region selection ... Rated the No. 47 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN and No. 59 by Scout.com ... Listed as the No. 56 inside linebacker in the nation and the No. 57 player in Georgia by Rivals.com ... Named first team Class 5A All-State as a junior and senior by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sports Writers Association ... Also named Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year by the AJC and GSWA as a junior ... Totaled 114 tackles, 13 TFLs, and three QB sacks as a senior ... Posted 153 tackles, 21 TFLs and eight QB sacks as a junior ... Coached in high school by Corey Jarvis ... PERSONAL: Son of Jerome and Arletheo Kight ... Full name is Joel Jerel Kight ... Born: Sept. 19, 1990 ... Graduated in December 2012 with a degree in Journalism ... Made Chancellor's Honor Roll for Fall 2012, Dean's Honor Roll for Fall 2010 and Fall 2011 and U.M.A.A. Honor Roll for Fall 2009, Spring 2010 and Spring 2012 ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13.

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