Micah Kiser
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Kiser with the Virginia Cavaliers in 2017
No. 43 – Las Vegas Raiders
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1995-01-25) January 25, 1995 (age 27)
Baltimore, Maryland
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Baltimore (MD) Gilman
College:Virginia
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 5 / Pick: 147
Career history
Roster status:Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Total tackles:98
Pass deflections:3
Forced fumbles:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Micah Kiser (born January 25, 1995) is an American football linebacker for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Virginia, and was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 2018 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Denver Broncos.

Early years

Kiser attended the Gilman School in Baltimore, Maryland. He committed to the University of Virginia to play college football.

College career

Kiser played college football for Virginia from 2013 to 2017.[1][2] As a senior, he won the William V. Campbell Trophy was named an All-American by the Sporting News.[3][4] During his career, he had 408 tackles, 19 sacks, and one interception.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 0+38 in
(1.84 m)
238 lb
(108 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
9+38 in
(0.24 m)
4.66 s 1.62 s 2.71 s 4.24 s 7.05 s 35+12 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
All values from NFL Combine[5]

Los Angeles Rams

Kiser was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[6]

Kiser was placed on injured reserve on August 31, 2019.[7]

In Week 2 of the 2020 season against the Philadelphia Eagles, Kiser recorded a team high 16 tackles (11 solo) and forced a fumble on running back Miles Sanders which was recovered by teammate Kenny Young during the 37–19 win.[8] He was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 2.[9] He was placed on injured reserve on November 26, 2020.[10] On December 30, 2020, Kiser was activated off of injured reserve.[11]

On August 31, 2021, Kiser was waived by the Rams and re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[12]

Denver Broncos

On September 22, 2021, Kiser was signed by the Denver Broncos off the Rams practice squad.[13] He was placed on injured reserve on October 23, 2021.[14] He was activated on December 11.[15]

Las Vegas Raiders

On March 21, 2022, Kiser signed with the Las Vegas Raiders.[16] On August 1, 2022, Kiser was placed on injured reserve.[17]

References

  1. ^ Former Gilman star Micah Kiser set to bring college career to fitting end in Military Bowl
  2. ^ Decorated UVa linebacker Kiser comes full circle in college finale
  3. ^ Micah Kiser wins Campbell trophy as college football's top scholar-athlete
  4. ^ Virginia's Micah Kiser future extends way past football, and it's just as exciting
  5. ^ http://www.draftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=127508&draftyear=2018&genpos=ILB[bare URL]
  6. ^ "Los Angeles Rams select Virginia ILB Micah Kiser". TurfShowTimes.com. April 28, 2018. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  7. ^ Han, Jamie (August 31, 2019). "Rams trim roster down to 53 players". TheRams.com. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  8. ^ "Los Angeles Rams at Philadelphia Eagles - September 20th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  9. ^ Gordon, Grant (September 23, 2020). "Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, Bills QB Josh Allen among Players of the Week". www.nfl.com. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  10. ^ DaSilva, Cameron (November 26, 2020). "Rams place LB Micah Kiser on IR". USAToday.com. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  11. ^ DaSilva, Cameron (December 30, 2020). "Rams' Micah Kiser activated off IR, Andrew Whitworth returns to practice". USAToday.com. Retrieved February 11, 2021.
  12. ^ Jackson, Stu (September 1, 2021). "Rams sign 14 players to practice squad". TheRams.com.
  13. ^ DiLalla, Aric (September 22, 2021). "Broncos sign LB Micah Kiser off Rams' practice squad, promote RB Damarea Crockett to active roster". DenverBroncos.com.
  14. ^ DiLalla, Aric (October 23, 2021). "Broncos acquire OLB Stephen Weatherly in trade with Vikings, place ILB Micah Kiser on IR". DenverBroncos.com.
  15. ^ Swanson, Ben (December 11, 2021). "Broncos activate Bryce Callahan, Michael Ojemudia, Micah Kiser from IR; place Malik Reed on Reserve/COVID-19 list". DenverBroncos.com.
  16. ^ "Raiders sign LB Micah Kiser". Raiders.com. March 21, 2022.
  17. ^ "Raiders sign LB Curtis Bolton; Place LB Micah Kiser on Reserve/Injured list". Raiders.com. August 1, 2022.