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K.J. Cloyd

position

Linebacker

Height

6-2

Weight

228 lbs.

Class

Fourth-Year Junior

Hometown

Columbia, Miss.

High School

Columbia

Previous School

Louisville

Twitter

@kj_cloyd

Instagram

@kj.cloyd

 

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K.J. Cloyd - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2023 (Senior): Served as key defensive contributor in only season with Hurricanes…Played in all 12 games with six starts…Ranked fifth on team with 42 total tackles (21 solo)…Finished with 6.5 tackles for loss and two sacks…Added one PBU…Started season opener against Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 1) and finished with three total tackles, including 3-yard tackle for loss…Posted four tackles and started in win over Texas A&M (Sept. 9)…Had one tackle in start against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14)…Totaled four tackles and half tackle for loss against Georgia Tech (Oct. 7)…Finished with season-high six tackles, including two tackles for loss and first sack of Miami career, at North Carolina (Oct. 14)…Tied season high with six tackles and added 14-yard sack in 2OT win over Clemson (Oct. 21)…Compiled five tackles and half tackle for loss against Virginia (Oct. 28)…Made three stops at NC State (Nov. 4)…Finished with four stops at Florida State (Nov. 11)…Had two stops against Louisville (Nov. 18)…Made pair of solo stops in regular season finale at Boston College (Nov. 24).

Before Miami: Spent first three seasons of career at Louisville before transferring to Miami…Finished Cardinals career with 39 total tackles…Had 15 tackles with one fumble recovery in final season in 2022…Played in all 12 games during sophomore year in 2021 and had 12 total tackles…Made one start in 2021…Had 12 tackles during freshman season in 2020, largely on special teams and playing in all 13 games…Played for linebackers coach Derek Nicholson during time with Cardinals…Spent 2019 season at Jones College.

Personal: Intends to major in liberal arts.