KAVALEC'S CAREER HIGHS
2014 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 12 regular-season games ... registered 37 tackles, including 29 solo tackles, and 9.5 tackles for a loss of 34 yards, which is second on the team ... tallied 3.5 sacks for a loss of 19 yards and three quarterback hurries ... registered four tackles (three solo), including one for loss, against Pittsburgh (Sept. 5) ... had three tackles (two solo), including one for loss, in the victory against Southern California (Sept. 13) ... made four tackles (two solo) against Colorado State (Sept. 27) ... recorded four solo stops against Clemson (Oct. 18) ... recorded a career-high 10 tackles at Wake Forest (Oct. 25), including 4.5 tackles for a loss of 23 yards and two sacks for a loss of 14 yards ... earned ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for performance against the Demon Deacons ... registered two tackles (one solo), including one for a loss of two yards, against Virginia Tech (Nov. 1) ... recorded three tackles (two solo), including one tackles for a loss of three yards, against Louisville (Nov. 8) ... made four unassisted take-downs at No. 1 Florida State (Nov. 22).
2013 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in eight games ... made his collegiate debut against Florida State (Sept. 28); notched one solo takedown against the Seminoles ... finished the season with three tackles, including two solo tackles ... served as primary back-u p to Kasim Edebali at defensive end.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned First Team AP All-Ohio accolades in as a junior and Second Team AP All-Ohio honors as a senior ... First Team All-Northeast District as a senior ... Cleveland Plain Dealer and Sun News all-star as a junior and senior ... Ohio North-South All-Star Game selection ... led St. Ignatius to the Ohio Division I state title as a junior ... named captain as a senior ... recorded 24 sacks and 64 tackles for a loss in his career ... played for head coach Chuck Kyle ... state qualifier in the discus throw as a senior.
PERSONAL: Kevin Kavalec ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences ... is the recipient of The Anne and Gerald B. Healy Scholarship for Academic Excellence ... Kevin, his older brother, Jim, and younger siblings, Brian and Maria, are the children of Cathy and Jim Kavalec.