Played in two games during his career with the Tigers, both coming in redshirt freshman season in 2009 ... Did not record any statistics during his brief LSU career ... Transferred during the summer of 2010.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2009)
Played in two games with no starts ... Played in season-opener on special teams against Washington and then against Tulane, both LSU wins ... Did not record any statistics.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Redshirted as a true freshman for the Tigers in 2008.
One of the top linebackers in the state of Texas ... Played for the West squad in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Named to the Rivals.com Texas Top 100 and rated as the No. 10 weakside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com ... Rated the No. 31 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com ... Named to the Prep Star Magazine All-Midlands Region Team ...Was named to the all-state first team as a senior after recording 146 tackles, 12 quarterback hurries, nine tackles for loss and three sacks ... As a junior, recorded 126 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, three sacks, and one interception ... Also a standout baseball player in high school ... Coached by Mark Smith.
Full name is Kyle Zachary Prater ... Born on July 8, 1989, in Yuma, Ariz. ... Parents are John and Kim Prater ... Has one sibling ... Comes from a family loaded with athletic ability ... His grandfather played both football and basketball at Baylor; his dad played football at the University of Kansas; and his brother was a two-year football letterman at the University of Wyoming ... Majoring in business.