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#79 Kitt O'Brien
Position: Offensive Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 325
Year: Senior
Hometown: Walton, Ind.
High School: Lewis Cass
Major: Exercise Science
Experience: 3 Letters
Kitt O'Brien
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 02/17/2009

* 2012 Ball State Ray Louthen Senior Participation Award *

2012 (Sr.):  Started 10 games . . . played in all 13 games, including the Beef 'O' Brady Bowl St. Petersburg . . . started 35 games in career . . . did not start the Northern Illinois or Western Michigan games due to an injury, but played extensively . . . part of an offensive line that blocked for Jahwan Edwards' 1,410 yards rushing - the third highest single-season total in Ball State history . . . protected quarterback Keith Wenning, who set a school record with 301 completions and threw for the third best single season total of 3,095 passing yards in school history.

2011 (Jr.):  Started his 24th straight game and the 26th of his career vs. Toledo . . . started all 12 games in 2011 . . . part of an offensive line that allowed only 11 sacks and tied for 12th in the nation for fewest sacks allowed . . . protected quarterback Keith Wenning, who threw for 2,786 yards -- the third most in a Ball State single season -- and set the single-season record with 287 completions . . . blocked for true freshman running back Jahwan Edwards, who rushed for 786 yards and 11 touchdowns . . . earned third letter.

2010 (So.):  Started all 12 games to earn second letter . . . started every game at right guard. 

2009 (Fr.):  Played in three games . . . earned first letter . . . started two contests -- at Army and at Auburn.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned four letters in football for Coach Scott Mannering . . . also earned four letters in basketball and competes on the school’s weightlifting team . . . Football: Helped team to a 13-2 overall record and an 8-0 Mid-Indiana Conference mark as a senior . . . helped the Kings to three sectionals, three regionals, one semistate and the first state championship in the school’s history in his career . . . Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 as a senior . . . Associated Press All-State as a senior . . . Kokomo Tribune Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . IFCA Region 4 All-Star . . . received honorable mention on the all-conference team as a junior . . . Basketball: Has helped the school to over 50 conference victories in his career . . . helped the team to two sectional titles in his career . . . ranks third in the area in rebounds and sixth in blocked shots . . . Weightlifting: Won the Mike Tolle Weight Meet . . . personal best with 36 bench presses of 225 pounds . . . owns personal bests in the bench (425), squat (510) and cleans (325).

Personal: Son of John and Pat O’Brien . . . managed a 3.266 grade-point average last fall . . . born April 29, 1990, in Denver, Colo. . . . one brother . . . cousin, Ted Kitchel, played basketball at Indiana . . . uncle, Jon Kitchel, played basketball at Purdue . . . uncle, Kelly Kitchel, played football at Purdue . . . full name is Kitt Patric O’Brien.

RECEIVING grecyardstdlongrec/gavg/cavg/g
2009 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 13 1 -2 0 0 0.1 -2.0 -0.2
TOTAL 39 1 -2 0 0 0.0 -2.0 -0.1

ALL PURPOSE grushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2009 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2010 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2011 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2012 13 0 -2 0 0 0 -2 -0.2
TOTAL 39 0 -2 0 0 0 -2 -0.1

TACKLES guaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2009 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2010 11 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
2011 12 1 1 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
2012 13 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 39 2 1 3 0.0 0 0 0 0

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Tackles: 1, 4 times

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