Kyle Negrete
    Kyle Negrete

    RS Senior

    Fresno, CA

    High School:
    Clovis West HS

    Last College:
    San Diego

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 225





    Young Football Fans Never Ever Give Up

    The N.E.G.U. Foundation brings children battling cancer to the Coliseum.


    19 Trojans Make All-Pac-12 Football Teams

    Lee is Offensive Player of Year, Williams is Freshman Defensive Player of Year


    Khaled Holmes Named To 2012 Pac-12 All-Academic First Team

    Matt Barkley on second team.


    Kyle Negrete Named To Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

    He is among 11 FBS players honored for making a difference in the community.


    No. 1 USC Football Team Opens 2012 At Home Vs. Hawaii

    Game is sold out, but will be shown live on FOX.


    2012: Negrete, a master at directional punting, returns for his second season as USC's punter as a senior walk-on. He is a Burlsworth Trophy candidate.

    2011: Negrete proved to be an effective punter as a junior in 2011, skilled at putting the ball inside the 20-yard line and at limiting returns. Overall in 2011 while appearing in 11 games (USC did not have to punt against Arizona), he averaged 40.1 yards on his 39 punts. Of those 39 punts, 19 pinned opponents within the 20-yard line (with no touchbacks, giving him the best ratio-19:0-of any punter in the nation) and only 10 were returned. He also served as the backup holder on placekicks, but was never called upon in that role. He won USC's 2011 Joe Collins Walk-on Award.

    He averaged 37.2 yards on his 4 punts against Minnesota (all pinned the Gophers within the 20-yard line). He averaged 31.8 yards on his 5 punts against Utah, with 2 pinning the Utes with in the 20. He averaged 41.5 yards on his 2 punts against Syracuse. He averaged 47.5 yards on his 2 punts at Arizona State (a 57-yarder that was downed at the ASU 2-yard line and a 38-yarder that was the first one returned in 2011, but for just 6 yards). He averaged 42.0 on his 5 punts at California, with a 54-yarder and 3 pinning Cal within the 20. He averaged 22.0 on his 2 punts at Notre Dame but 1 pinned ND within the 20. He averaged 36.8 yards on his 5 punts against Stanford, with 4 pinning the Cardinal within the 20. He averaged 47.3 yards on his 3 punts at Colorado (including a 51-yarder), with 2 pinning CU within the 20. Against Washington, he averaged 42.4 yards on his 5 punts (with a 53-yarder) and ran 35 yards on a fake punt. He averaged 41.0 on his 4 punts at Oregon, with 1 pinning the Ducks within the 20. Against UCLA, he averaged 60.0 on his 2 punts (a 62-yarder and 58-yarder), with 1 pinning the Bruins within the 20.

    2010: He redshirted as a junior punter and linebacker in 2010 after transferring to USC from San Diego.

    SAN DIEGO: He spent 2 seasons (2008-09) as a punter and linebacker at the University of San Diego. As a sophomore in 2009, he earned All-Pioneer Football League first team honors at punter and was the team's Special Teams Player of the Year while averaging 42.2 yards on his 55 punts, with 16 pinning opponents within the 20-yard line. He also had 11 tackles as a reserve linebacker in 2009.

    As a freshman in 2008, he made All-PFL honorable mention as he averaged 41.0 yards on 27 punts, with 4 traveling 50-plus yards (with a 62-yarder), and he made 20 tackles.

    HIGH SCHOOL: He prepped at Clovis West High in Fresno (Calif.), where he was All-State third team, All-Section first team, MVP of the All-City and All-League teams and MVP of his team as a 2007 senior linebacker, tight end and punter. He had 105 tackles and 8 interceptions as a senior and averaged 46.7 yards per punt.

    He also played baseball at Clovis West.

    PERSONAL: He is a business administration major at USC with a B+ average (3.29 GPA). He made 2011 Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. He and 15 of his USC teammates spent 5 days in Haiti in the spring of 2012 building homes and assisting those in need. He spent 11 days during 2010 Christmas break in Nigeria visiting orphans, widows, villagers and prisoners, doing construction work, distributing supplies and gifts and sharing daily fellowship. While at San Diego, he created "Best Buddies," a mentoring program for student-athletes to befriend people with autism (he still mentors Joel Anderson, a noted autistic young adult artist). His father, Jeff, played was a linebacker at Fresno State (1983-84), while his grandfather, Jim Sweeney, was the head football coach at Montana State (1963-67), Washington State (1968-75) and Fresno State (1967-77, 1980-86), posting 200 career wins, his uncle, Kevin Sweeney, played at Fresno State (1983-86) and then with the NFL's Dallas Cowboys (1987-88) and the World League of American Football's Montreal Machine (1991) and his cousins are Cornell senior tight end Beau Sweeney (he previously played at California) and Washington senior safety Nate Fellner.

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    Arizona St.*29547.557
    Notre Dame*24422.022
    2011 (Jr.)...39156240.162

    Syracuse* 200
    Arizona St.*211
    Notre Dame*210
    2011 (Jr.)...39197