Pro Highlights

  • Played in 13 games as a rookie, seeing time on defense and special teams. Was tied for No. 2 on the team with nine tackles on special teams.
  • Recorded nine tackles (all solo), two sacks, a forced fumble, six QB pressures, a QB hit and a pass defensed in the 2016 regular season.
  • Posted sacks in back-to-back games, vs. Detroit and vs. the N.Y. Giants.
  • Appeared in all three postseason contests and posted an assisted tackle on defense and a tackle on special teams.


Started all 41 games he played in at Utah State and registered 253 tackles (104 solo), 36 tackles for a loss, 12 sacks, four interceptions (including one for a TD), eight passes defensed, five forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries…Became one of just 15 players in school history to earn first-team or second-team all-conference recognition three times during his career (2012-13, 2015)…Entered Utah State as a walk-on in 2011 before a scholarship opened up in the fall…Earned his degree in business administration in the fall of 2015...Senior season (2015): Started all 13 games and was named first-team All-Mountain West after ranking first in the nation with five fumble recoveries and posting a school-record 12 quarterback hurries…Earned fourth-team All-America recognition from Phil Steele’s College Football…Ranked second on the Aggies with 82 tackles (37 solo), including a team-high 15 tackles for a loss, along with four sacks and two forced fumbles…Was named to the watch lists for the Bednarik Award, the Butkus Award, the Nagurski Trophy and the Lombardi Award…Was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award, which honors the nation’s best linebacker…Recorded a season-high 11 tackles (four solo), including 2½ tackles for a loss, two QB hurries, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery, earning Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week vs. Boise State (Oct. 16)…Earned Mountain West DPOW honors for the second time on the season after posting 10 tackles (three solo), a fumble recovery and two QB hurries vs. Nevada (Nov. 21)...Junior season (2014): Played in and started just one game due to a season-ending knee injury he sustained in the season opener at Tennessee (Aug. 31)…Sophomore season (2013): Started all 14 games, earning second-team All-Mountain West honors and Sophomore All-America honorable mention from College Football News…Led the team with 13 tackles for a loss, was tied for first with two forced fumbles and ranked second with five sacks on the season…Ranked fourth on the team with 82 tackles (37 solo) and added an interception that he returned 99 yards for a TD along with two passes defensed…Recorded eight tackles (four solo), a sack, two tackles for a loss and a forced fumble at Utah (Aug. 29)…Scored his first career offensive TD on a 4-yard reception vs. Weber State (Sept. 14)…Posted 11 tackles (five solo) and a sack at San Jose State (Sept. 27), earning Mountain West DPOW honors from College Sports Madness…Recorded a career-high 13 tackles (four solo), including two tackles for a loss, along with two QB hurries vs. Brigham Young (Oct. 4)…Was named the Mountain West DPOW and the National Linebacker of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards after posting nine tackles (four solo) and an interception that he returned 99 yards for a TD vs. Hawai’i (Nov. 2)…It was his first career defensive TD and was tied for the third-longest INT return in school and Mountain West history...Combined with his 4-yard TD catch earlier in the season vs. Weber State, the INT made him the first Aggie to score an offensive TD and a defensive TD in the same season since Earsall Mackbee in 1964…Redshirt freshman season (2012): Started all 13 contests, earning first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors as well as Freshman All-America recognition from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA)…Became just the fourth freshman in school history to earn first-team all-conference honors and the first to be named a Freshman All-American by FWAA…Ranked second on the team and eighth in the WAC with three INTs, fourth on the team with 87 tackles and third on the team with eight tackles for a loss…His 87 tackles were good for tied for No. 3 by a freshman in school history…Finished No. 2 on the team with seven QB hurries to go along with three sacks and six passes defensed…Registered 10 tackles (four solo) and his first career interception, returning the pick 8 yards, as he earned WAC Defensive Player of the Week honors at Brigham Young (Oct. 5)…Matched his season high with 11 tackles (seven solo) and posted a career-high two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery at San Jose State (Oct. 13) as he won the WAC DPOW for the second straight week.


Given name Kyler Bruce Fackrell…Last name is pronounced FACK-rull…Born in Mesa, Ariz. …Married, wife’s name is Elizabeth…The couple has a daughter, Delaney…Was a teammate of Packers S Marwin Evans and RB Devante Mays at Utah State…Painted houses in the year between graduating high school and enrolling at Utah State in 2011…High school: Earned 5A-I all-region honors on both offense and defense as a senior in 2009 at Mesa (Ariz.) High School, seeing action at LB, QB and WR as he led the Jackrabbits to their first 5A state championship appearance in 17 years…Posted 68 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble on defense and caught 36 passes for 662 yards (18.3 avg.) and five TDs on offense…Also completed 22 of 38 passes (57.9 percent) for 334 yards and four TDs with one INT…Rushed for 159 yards and three TDs on 22 carries (7.2 avg.), highlighted by a 97-yard TD run in an Oct. 2 game that was tied for the second-longest rush in school history…Added four catches for 65 yards (16.3 avg.) in that game, a performance that earned him the U.S. Air Force Team Player of the Week award…As a junior, was named team MVP after starting at QB, safety and kickoff/punt returner…Also earned 5A-I all-region honors as a junior…Lettered four years in basketball and two years in volleyball, taking home 5A-I all-region honors in both of those sports…Community involvement: Participated in the Packers Give Back Celebrity Bowling event…Helped build a warming house at Peterson Park as part of the NFL-United Way Hometown Huddle program…Visited elementary schools and Little League football practices while he was in college…Worked as an umpire for Little League baseball games during a summer in college… Residence: Logan, Utah.