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Kenneth "KJ"


Kenneth "KJ"MeltonZoom


Defensive End
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 235
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Elizabeth City, N.C.
High School: Northeastern
Major: Biology


Has the potential to have a career year as a senior … Has often been a part of a rotation when it comes to the Aggies defensive ends … Gives the Aggies another pass rusher … Makes good reads coming off the ball and possesses good technique … Has 101 ½ inch reach and tremendous speed for a defensive lineman with a 4.7 speed in the 40-yard dash …  Posted a bench press max of 330 pounds during the offseason along with bench pressing 225 pounds 15 times in one set … Has played in 35 games with 11 starts and has made 56 tackles (32 unassisted), 17 ½ tackles for loss and 8 ½ sacks in that span.

2016 Season: Played in 12 games with eight starts … Made 21 tackles (14 unassisted), with 8 ½ tackles for loss, 4 ½ sacks and two pass break ups … Had two sacks on Oct. 22 in a 34-7 win at Howard … Made three tackles and had 1 ½ tackles for loss in a 45-14 win over Delaware State on Nov. 12.

2015 Season: Played in 12 games with two starts … Made 12 tackles (4 unassisted) and 3 ½ tackles for loss … Had three unassisted tackles against N.C. Central on Nov. 21 … One tackle went for a loss, the other for no gain and the third was a 4-yard gain by the Eagles.

2014 Season: Played in 11 games with one start…Made 23 tackles (nine unassisted), 5.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks…Made both his starts toward the end of the season, once at Savannah State on Nov. 15 and at N.C. Central on Nov. 22…Opened the season on Aug. 31 with a season-high five tackles and one tackle for loss in a 47-13 win over Alabama A&M in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Orlando, Fla…Made three tackles and had a sack in the Aggies 34-0 win at Savannah State.

High School: Played both basketball and football at Northeastern High School…Earned all-conference honors as a senior….Also made all-area after making 17 tackles for loss, seven sacks and 79 tackles....Named Defensive Line MVP on his team and was an honor roll student

Personal: Full name is Kenneth Ray Melton, Jr … He is the son of Kenneth and Candra Melton...Was born on January 5, 1995...Majors in biology. 

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