Kerry Hyder

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Kerry Hyder
No. 62     New York Jets
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-05-02) May 2, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Austin, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school: Lyndon B. Johnson High School (Austin, Texas)
College: Texas Tech
Undrafted in 2014
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice Squad
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Big 12 2nd Team (2012, 2013)

Kerry Hyder (born May 2, 1991 in Austin, Texas)[1] is an American football defensive end for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played at the college level for Texas Tech.


High School[edit]

Hyder played football at the high school level for Manor High School and Lyndon B. Johnson High School (Austin, Texas). Smith was ranked as a 3-star prospect by


Hyder accepted a scholarship offer to play for Texas Tech in 2009 and redshirted his freshman season. In his redshirt freshman season in 2010, Hyder saw playing time in 11 games, and logged 13 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss.

In 2011, Hyder started all 12 games for the Red Raiders and logged 42 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and one forced fumble.

The 2012 season would prove to be Hyder's breakout year with four organizations naming him to preseason All-Big 12 Conference lists. Hyder would conclude the season with All-Big 12 Conference honors from Phil Steele, the Austin-American Statesman, the Associated Press, CBS Sports, among others.[2]

Hyder's senior season in 2013 began with pre-season All-Big 12 Conference listings by several organizations, as well as listings on the Lombardi Award, Bronko Nagurski Award and Outland Trophy watchlists.[1] Hyder's senior season would conclude again with several All-Big 12 conference selections.[1] Hyder logged 65 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and two blocked kicks.

Professional career[edit]


Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 290 lb 33 1/5 in 9 3/4 in 5.10 s 4.33 s 7.23 s 29.5 in 20 reps

New York Jets[edit]

Hyder went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft before signing a free agent contract with the New York Jets.[3] He was released on August 30, 2014[4] and signed to the team's practice squad a day later.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Kerry Hyder Bio". Texas Tech University. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Texas Tech lands four on preseason All-Big 12 football team". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Former Tech defensive lineman Kerry Hyder signed as free agent by New York Jets". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Lange, Randy (August 30, 2014). "Jets Make Final Cuts to Get to 53". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ Lange, Randy (August 31, 2014). "Seven Signed to Jets Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 31, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014.