Career: Played three seasons on NU's team, after beginning career at Indiana ... Saw most significant action in 2009, playing in 12 games.
2009: Played in 12 games, primarily with NU's special teams ... Totaled two tackles -- one each vs. Miami (Ohio) and Penn State ... Named team's defensive practice player of the week vs. Michigan State ... 2010 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar recipient.
2008: Played in one game.
2007: Did not see action.
2006: Attended Indiana, participated in football practices.
High School: Four-year football letterwinner at quarterback/wide receiver and safety positions ... Two-year track letterwinner ... Named all-conference linebacker/wide receiver in 2005; defensive back in 2004 ... Team won Central Suburban League (North Division) Conference championship with 11-1 record in 2004 ... Only loss was to eventual Illinois state champion (Libertyville High School) in third round of playoffs ... Recorded 76 tackles, six interceptions and scored two touchdowns during 2004 season ... Team repeated as conference champs in 2005 with 6-4 record.
Personal: Born Kyle Jackson Petty ... Son of Len and Maria Petty ... Father played football at Wisconsin ... Gave commencement reflection speech to class of 2006 ... Learning and organizational change major and business institutions minor.
The Petty File
Q: Name five favorite songs (and artist) on your I-Pod:
A: 1. Dig (Incubus) 2. In the Meantime (Spacehog) 3. Acid Raindrops (People Under the Stairs) 4. Shiver (Coldplay) 5. Down Rodeo (Rage Against the Machine
Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be?
A: Charles Darwin
Q: My favorite thing about NU is:
A: How driven everyone is to succeed.
Q: Describe Coach Fitzgerald in five words or less:
A: Intense, Focused, Honest
Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be:
A: Walter Payton
Q: My favorite pregame ritual is:
Q: My favorite food is:
Q: My favorite television show is:
A: Family Guy
Petty's Career Stats
TACKLES G UA A Total TFL-Yds PD FF FR Blkd
2008................ 1 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2009................ 12 1 1 2 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL............... 13 1 1 2 0.0-0 0 0 0 0