|Born:||December 18, 1994|
Verona, New Jersey
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school:||Bergen Catholic (NJ)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Kyle Christian Queiro (born December 18, 1994) is an American football linebacker who is a free agent. He played college football at Northwestern University and professionally for the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Dragons.
Queiro attended Bergen Catholic High School, where he practiced football, track and basketball. In football, he was a two-way player at defensive back and wide receiver. He was a teammate of future NFL player Garrett Dickerson. He helped the team play in the state championship game in 3 straight years. He received All-state and All-metro honors as a senior.
As a sophomore, he appeared in 5 games as a reserve player. He was forced to miss 8 contests after fracturing his arm against Ball State University. He had a key fourth quarter interception against Stanford University, helping the team preserve a 16-6 upset win.
As a junior, he started 10 games at strong safety, registering 53 tackles (32 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions and 6 pass breakups (tied for sixth on the team). He had a highlight one-handed interception against Indiana University. He made 8 tackles against Ohio State University. He had 9 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss against the University of Minnesota. He helped secure a 31-24 win against the University of Pittsburgh in the 2016 Pinstripe Bowl, after intercepting a pass with less than 2 minutes left in the game.
As a senior, he started 13 games at strong safety, posting 60 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 5 interceptions (led the team) and 9 pass breakups (led the team). He had 9 tackles against Duke University. He made 6 tackles, 2 interceptions and 3 pass breakups against the University of Nebraska. He had a critical interception against the University of Kentucky, in the fourth quarter of the 2017 Music City Bowl, to help the team win 24-23.
He finished his college career with 132 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, and 8 interceptions (tied for tenth in school history).
Queiro was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent after the 2018 NFL Draft on April 29. He dropped in the draft because his 40-yard dash time was considered slow compared to other defensive backs, so he was also tried at outside linebacker during training camp. He was waived on September 1 and signed to the practice squad the next day. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on January 14, 2019. He was released on August 31, 2019.
Seattle Dragons (XFL)
In October 2019, Queiro was selected by the Seattle Dragons during the open phase (phase 5) of the 2020 XFL Draft. On March 9, 2020, he was placed on injured reserve. In March, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the league announced that it would be cancelling the rest of the season. Playing in all 5 games, he registered 11 tackles and one interception. He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.
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