* 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.
Tackles: 1, 4 times
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