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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Kyle McBride, WR, UTPB Falcons

Kyle McBride the star WR, from UTPB Falcons recently sat down with Justin of NFL Draft Diamonds.
  • Kyle McBride
  • Senior WR #9
  • UTPB Falcons 
  • DII 
  • Lone Star Conference 
  • Odessa, Texas 

From Dayton, Texas Senior Kyle McBride has been a star since his days in High School. An all purpose back and returner for Coach Stewart and the Broncos. In 2013 he was a first-team all-district selection as a junior. In 2012 he earned second-team all-district honors as a sophomore. For his career as a Bronco, McBride had 319 rushing attempts for 2,155 yards and 34 rushing TD’s. He also added on 77 receptions for 1,255 yards and 9 receiving TD’s. After his career at Dayton, McBride made his way to Kilgore, Texas to play for the Rangers. While at Kilgore College, McBride was primarily a kick returner. He contributed in many ways. In 2017, McBride transferred to the The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. While in his first season with the Falcons McBride played in four games as a sophomore. He made three catches for 58 yards and a touchdown against Sul Ross. He had a 48-yard kick return at Lamar.

In 2018, McBride played in 11 games as a junior, catching 47 passes for 635 yards and three touchdowns. He was named Lone Star Conference Honorable Mention.  He made five catches for 48 yards against MSU Texas. McBride caught five balls for 32 yards at Tarleton. He had seven receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown against Western New Mexico. He caught two passes for 125 yards and a touchdown at West Texas A&M. He had a school single-game record 11 catches for a season-high 142 yards with a touchdown against Angelo State.

He caught seven passes for 85 yards against Eastern New Mexico. In easily his best season, as a senior this past season McBride had 49 receptions for 672 yards receiving and 5 TD’s. In his final collegiate game, McBride went out in style against the the Javelinas of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. In this game, McBride had 4 receptions for 73 yards and 1 TD. McBride made a huge impact on the game and has aspirations of playing professional football. I took some time to interview McBride. He recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer @JustinAaronUH91

What is your take on going from Kilgore to UTPB?

It was honestly a learning experience playing on both teams. Kilgore was a more physical football team because everyone is trying to make it out and they grind every day. At UTPB, I am a older guy and I have to set the example for the young guys. I do not say much because I am not much of a real speaker, so I grind and everyone see’s that so that’s how I lead. 

What are your goals when your college career is over?

My goals are to keep pursuing football professionally. 

Why do you play? 

I play for a lot of reasons, but the one that stands out to me the most is being the underdog. Nothing pushes me harder than that.

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