Beyond The Trophy 2020: Get to know Stony Brook Chapter Vice President and offensive lineman Kyle Nunez


Each week during the college football season we will feature a player who is an officer for an Uplifting Athletes Chapter for our Beyond the Trophy series.

Name: Kyle Nunez

College: Stony Brook

Height, weight, class, position: 6-2, 340-pound, redshirt junior, offensive line

High School: East Islip High School in East Islip, New York

About Kyle: Kyle Nunez has been an impact player on the field the last two seasons for Stony Brook  and now is looking to make an impact serving the Rare Disease Community. Kyle participated in the Stony Brook Chapter Lift For Life in 2019 and volunteered to assume a leadership role. He attended the 2020 Leadership Development Conference and his leadership played a key role in Stony Brook holding a successful 2020 Lift For Life in support of the rare disease cause. A native of New York, Kyle has played in 24 straight games at right guard for the Seawolves including 17 starts up front. He’s a two-time second team All-CAA selection and in 2018 was named HERO Sports Freshman All-American. 

What is your most memorable experience as a college football player?

NUNEZ: Seeing my family in the stands every game I play. 

What drove you to get involved with Uplifting Athletes?

NUNEZ: I want to create an impact in any way I can for people in need.

What have you learned from your experience with Uplifting Athletes?

NUNEZ: No one fights alone, any contribution I can make to help spread awareness for rare diseases makes a difference.

What advice would you share with someone in high school looking to play college football?

NUNEZ: Visit every school you possibly can then figure out which school fits you and only you the best.

Who is your favorite NFL player and why?

NUNEZ: Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward because his love for the game was unmatched.   

If you could have lunch with any one person (dead or alive), who would you choose and why?

NUNEZ: My grandmother. I would do anything to have the opportunity to see her just one more time.

KYLE ON THE HOT SEAT

What is your perfect pizza?

NUNEZ: Thin with a nice crunch  

All time favorite movie?

NUNEZ: Armageddon

What is your go-to fast food restaurant?

NUNEZ: Burger King 

Favorite sports team (any sport)?

NUNEZ: Pittsburgh Steelers

What is the most used app on your phone?

NUNEZ: Twitter

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