There are several reasons why you should not judge a book by its cover. In the NFL, Kyle Sloter is one of those reasons. Despite his gangly structure, which many considered his greatest undoing in the league, Kyle has been able to hold his own as an outstanding footballer, first with the Denver Broncos and now with the Minnesota Vikings.
Apart from his football career, what else is there to know about this quarterback? Let’s find out, shall we?
Bio – Who Is Kyle Sloter?
It was pretty hard for people who want to know one thing or another about this guy to get the information they were looking for because Kyle Sloter has had a great personal life. Even though details about his upbringing and family background are hard to get, it is known that the Viking Star was born on February 7th and in 1994. His birthplace is in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kyle Joseph Sloter was born the son of Michelle and Daryl Sloter and is not his parents’ only child. He has a younger brother named Jordan. Since his parents both played basketball at Wartburg College, one could have imagined that Kyle would end up in the NBA. This did not happen, because fate had other plans for him.
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Although he played basketball with his Mount Pisgah Christian High School team and even received several prestigious awards, including Team MVP, All-District, All-Region, and All-State Honors, his passion was football, which he also played with the school team. It is said that he collected up to 87 touchdowns, 3,000 rushing yards, and 6,000 passing yards. As in basketball, his performance in football earned him a handful of coveted awards. He received the first-team awards for All-Metro, All-Area, All-Regio, All-District, and All-State. When he was about to enter college, he was rated a two-star recruit by several platforms.
While studying finance, Sloter began his college career as a wide receiver with the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Golden Eagles. He spent three seasons (2012 to 2014) with the school’s team before joining the Bears of the University of Northern Colorado in 2015. During his time with the Golden Eagles, he participated in only 13 games, starting in 2. In total, he scored a touchdown and caught seven passes for 47 yards. For each of the 3 seasons Kyle spent with the USM team, he received the academic plaque of honor from the U.S. Commissioner of the Conference.
Sloter got more playing time when he joined the Bears and was played in different positions. He was used as a wide receiver and punt-returner before switching to the quarterback. Most people would agree that the last season of Kyle’s college career was his best. Among other things, he was the first quarterback to throw more than 2,000 yards since the 2013 season. His 29 touchdown passes this season set a new record for UNC Division I, just as his six touchdown passes in week 2 set the record of all time in a single game. In addition, he scored 3 hurried touchdowns while he fought his way 203 yards forward.
We understand that Kyle worked for Ashford Advisors, an Atlanta-based financial firm, before deciding to play football professionally. The 2017 NFL Draft left him as a free player, but the Denver Broncos signed him sometime in June 2017. A few months later, on September 2, 2017, to be exact, the team fired him. About two days later, Kyle Sloter was signed to the Minnesota Vikings and joined the training squad. He joined the team’s active list before the month ended.
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His Height, Weight, And Body Measurements
Since it is assumed that the height and general body structure of a football player has a major influence on performance, professional players are expected to be of good height and weight and to have adequate physical fitness. Assuming that Kyle Sloter with a height of 6 ft 4 is ideal for this sport, he weighs only 218 lb. This has led many to express that he is ungracefully thin and tall to play football at a professional level.
Fortunately, this quarterback has shown that even a lanky player can still succeed in the NFL. Other details of his body measurements have yet to be confirmed.