Joel Kight

Joel  Kight


Lithonia, Ga.

High School:
Martin Luther King

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 222




Ole Miss Football Spring Review

Rebels Gear Up For 2013 Fall Season


Joel Kight Named 2013 NFF Hampshire Honor Society Member

Kight Graduated In December With Journalism Degree


Bowl Week Report 01.02

Rebels Enjoy Full Day Of Activities


Important Fan Info For Egg Bowl Weekend

Grove Opens For Tailgating Friday At Noon


Players Report For First Preseason Of Freeze Era

Rebel Media Day Set For Friday


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.


    • Seniors Shine, Records Broken in Magnolia Bowl

      Saturday, November 21, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsAfter a bounce that didn't go their way against Arkansas, the Rebels knew tonight was a must-win situation. No. 22 Ole Miss knocked off rival No. 15 LSU 38-17 in a top-25 matchup... read more

    • Drama Rules The Day at Vaught-Hemingway

      Saturday, November 7, 2015 - Football

      By Brandon Lee, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsDrama in front of a sold-out crowd of 60,680 between the No. 18 Rebels and Arkansas? It was that and a whole lot more in a back-and-forth Saturday night knockdown, drag-out SEC West... read more

    • Rebels Dominate In Prime-Time Spotlight

      Saturday, October 24, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsIt wasn't pretty, but the Rebels got the job done. No. 23 Ole Miss and No. 15 Texas A&M combined for seven turnovers, but a dominant defense and a balanced offense led to... read more

    • Midseason Checkpoint: Rebels Control Their Own Destiny

      Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -

      It seemed like it was just yesterday that the Ole Miss football team continued through the motions of fall camp, and we all were just ready for the season to finally begin. Fast forward with a little Talladega up-tempo... read more

    • Rebels Bounce Back at Home

      Saturday, October 10, 2015 -

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsOle Miss raced past another non-conference opponent at home this week. The Rebels returned to their usual form after a conference loss at Florida last week, racking up 665 yards of total offense,... read more

    • Ratings, Exposure Huge for Ole Miss-Alabama

      Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - Football

      Ole Miss' historic win over Alabama last Saturday was not only popular with members of Rebel Nation, it was among the most-watched college football games of the year.The Rebels' thrilling 43-37 victory over the Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium was the... read more

    • Rebels Pass First Test in Search of Playoff Berth

      Sunday, September 20, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsThe road to the College Football Playoff includes many tests along the way. The Ole Miss Rebels (3-0, 1-0 SEC) just passed their first, proving that they are a legitimate contender after knocking... read more

    • Kelly Makes Statement in Big Rebel Win

      Saturday, September 12, 2015 - Football

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    • Big Plays Highlight Season-Opening Win

      Saturday, September 5, 2015 - Football

      Offense, defense and special teams. Ole Miss dominated all three aspects of the game as the 15th-ranked Rebels routed UT Martin 76-3 in the season opener. The 60,186 fans, mostly dressed in white, anticipated an exciting start to the 2015... read more

    • Time to Take a Stand

      Monday, August 31, 2015 -

      It's finally here...game week! It's been 242 days since the Ole Miss Rebels last took to the gridiron for a clash of the helmets. After a successful 2014 campaign in which Ole Miss knocked off a No. 1-ranked team... read more

    • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge to Air on ESPNU Aug. 1

      Thursday, July 30, 2015 -

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ATLANTA - On Saturday, fans can tune in to see the Rebels duo of Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze and former Ole Miss basketball player Sean Tuohy compete in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • Rebels Emerge on Four Watch Lists This Week

      Friday, July 17, 2015 -

      Only 50 days until The Grove is full, the constant shouts of "Hotty Toddy" are in the air, and football kicks off 100 years in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium! Looking forward to this upcoming college football season, seven Rebels were named to... read more

    • Football Rebels All Over First Week of Watch List Releases

      Friday, July 10, 2015 -

      As we near the 2015 college football season, national organizations have started to release watch lists for their respective awards. Through the first week of watch lists being released, multiple Rebels have been announced as players that fans need to... read more

    • Engram, Hilton and Johnson to Represent Ole Miss at SEC Football Media Days

      Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -

      Along with head coach Hugh Freeze, three Rebels will represent Ole Miss at the annual SEC Football Media Days next week. Junior Evan Engram, just named to the John Mackey Award Watch List for college football's most outstanding tight end,... read more

    • Five Rebels Tabbed Preseason All-SEC in The Birmingham News

      Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -

      Five Ole Miss Rebels were chosen as preseason All-SEC selections by some of the people who work closest with the student-athletes, the football media relations directors. The 14 football media relations directors of the Southeastern Conference institutions voted in the... read more




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