8 Dusty Kiel  
    Dusty Kiel

    Columbus, Ind.

    High School:
    Columbus East

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 216



    2011 (Sophomore): Made first career start against Penn State ... also started against Illinois and appeared in four games overall ... completed 39-of-82 for 427 yards with three touchdowns and one interception ... went 22-of-45 for 184 yards with one score against PSU ... threw for 145 yards with 44- and 67-yard TD passes, the first of his career, at North Texas ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2010 (Freshman): Appeared in five games, including three Big Ten contests ... completed four passes for 71 yards with two interceptions ... made collegiate debut in season-opening win over Towson ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2009: Redshirted the 2009 season ... named scout team player of the week following the Virginia game.

    Prep/Personal: Quarterback for head coach Bob Gaddis at Columbus East High School ... high school teammate of IU wide receiver Duwyce Wilson ... rated the No. 16 prospect in Indiana and the 45th pro-style quarterback nationally by ... finished career as the school's all-time passing yardage leader (5,854) and as the only player in Columbus East history to record over 6,000 yards of total offense (7,491) ... responsible for over 4,298 yards of total offense as a senior ... threw for 3,172 yards with 35 touchdowns, a 63.5 completion percentage and just eight interceptions ... also rushed for 1,126 yards and 14 scores on 155 carries (7.3 average) ... named Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 All-State ... all-conference, ITG Gridiron Gazette Player of the Year and Columbus Republic Player of the Year ... posted a 36-4 record in his three years as a starter ... passed for 2,591 yards and 33 TDs with a 60.0 completion percentage as junior ... rushed for 489 yards with 14 scores ... three-year football and one-year baseball letterwinner ... national honor society member and honor roll student ... parents are Kip and Aleta Kiel ... Kip played quarterback at Butler University and lettered in 1984 ... brother, Drew, played quarterback at Illinois State University ... uncle, Blair Kiel, played quarterback at the University of Notre Dame (1980-83) ... born on Nov. 10, 1990, Dustin T. Kiel is a dietetics major.


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