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#54 Kyle Cerge-Henderson

Kyle Cerge-Henderson - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Year Senior
Height 6-1
Weight 298
Hometown Tampa, Fla.
Last School Plant
Kyle Cerge-Henderson - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2018 (Senior): Played in all 13 games and made 10 starts at nose tackle … finished the season with 27 tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks from his interior position … also recovered a fumble … Turned in perhaps the best performance of his career in his hometown of Tampa with a season-high six tackles, including two sacks and three tackles for loss (both career highs) against USF (Sept. 8) … Went on to record multiple tackles in 7-of-13 games, including four apiece in consecutive games against Bowling Green (Sept. 29), Louisville (Oct. 5) and Duke (Oct. 13).

2017 (Junior): Saw action in 10-of-11 games as a regular part of Georgia Tech’s rotation at defensive tackle … Had five tackles on the season … Made his lone start of the season in opener versus Tennessee (Sept. 4), tallying a season-high two tackles … Other tackles came against Miami (Oct. 14), Clemson (Oct. 28) and Georgia (Nov. 25) … Was credited with a QB hurry in win over No. 17 Virginia Tech (Nov. 11).

2016 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 13 games with seven starts at defensive tackle … Recorded 26 tackles … Notched four tackles and had a key fumble recovery in season-opening win over Boston College (Sept. 3) … Blocked a field goal in home-opening win over Mercer (Sept. 10) … Made first of five-straight starts versus Miami (Oct. 1) … Had three tackles and a quarterback hurry against Miami … Tallied three tackles and a six-yard sack in home finale versus Virginia (Nov. 19) … Returned to the starting lineup for regular-season finale at Georgia (Nov. 26) and responded with a career-high seven tackles.

2015 (True Freshman): Played in six games with three starts … Finished rookie campaign with 12 tackles … Redshirt lifted prior to fifth game … Made collegiate debut vs. North Carolina (Oct. 3) … Recorded one solo tackle at Clemson (Oct. 10) … Tallied one stop and assisted on TFL at Virginia (Oct. 31) … Made first-career college start Nov. 12 vs. Virginia Tech … Finished with career-best five tackles … Was one of four signees to enroll early in January 2015 … Participated in spring drills.

High School: Lettered three years in football and two years in track … Two-time team captain … Also captained track team … Recorded 96 tackles, one sack and one interception return for touchdown as senior … Selected to play in Blue-Grey All-American Bowl and NUC All-American Game … Big County Preps all-district selection.

Personal: Full name is Kyle Lamont Cerge-Henderson … Born April 12, 1997 in Atlanta … Is the only married member of the team (wife: Julissa Cerge-Henderson; daughter: Ava Cerge-Henderson) … Son of Kevin Henderson and Denise Cerge … Father, Kevin, was linebacker at Georgia Tech in mid-1980s under Bill Curry and was teammates with current director of athletics Todd Stansbury, Pat Swilling (father of current Yellow Jackets Bruce Jordan-Swilling and Tre Swilling) and John Ivemeyer (father of current Yellow Jacket Bailey Ivemeyer) … Godmother, Tiffany Cleaves, played basketball at Tech and godfather, Kevin Battle, played football at Tech … Majoring in business administration … Aspires to be CEO of a company.


Tackles: 7 at Georgia, Nov. 26, 2016
Solo Tackles: 3 vs. No. 14 Miami (Fla.), Oct. 1, 2016
Tackles for Loss: 1.0 vs. Virginia, Nov. 19, 2016
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Virginia, Nov. 19, 2016
Fumble Recoveries: 1 vs. Boston College,Sept. 3, 2016
Blocked Kicks: 1 vs. Mercer (field goal),Sept. 10, 2016
Quarterback Hurries: 2 vs. Georgia Southern,Oct. 15, 2016



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