Kirk Morrison

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Kirk Morrison
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Morrison in January 2009
Free agent
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-02-19) February 19, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Oakland, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Oakland (CA) O'Dowd
College: San Diego State
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Debuted in 2005 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-MWC (2001)
  • 3× First-team All-MWC (2002-2004)
  • 2× MWC Defensive P.O.Y. (2003, 2004)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles 728
Sacks 6.0
Interceptions 7
Stats at NFL.com

Kirk David Morrison[1] (born February 19, 1982) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at San Diego State. Morrison has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills.

Early Years[edit]

Morrison attended elementary school at Sacred Heart, now called St. Martin de Porress, in Oakland, California. After 8th grade graduation he went to Bishop O'Dowd High School which is also in Oakland, California. He won varsity letters in football and track & field. In football, he led his team to two HAAL championships and two Northern California section 3A championships, was a two-time All-HAAL honoree, and as a senior, was the HAAL Defensive Player of the Year.

College Career[edit]

Morrison attended college at San Diego State University and had an outstanding playing career. While at SDSU, he was two-time Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year.

Professional Career[edit]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Morrison with the Raiders

Morrison played in all 16 games as a rookie, ending the season with 116 tackles and two pass deflections.

He finished the 2006 season with a team leading 128 tackles, a sack, a defensive touchdown, and two interceptions.

Morrison started the 2007 season with an interception in each of his first three games, joining Thomas Howard who had an interception through each of his first 4 games. He led the Oakland Raiders with 120 tackles, and tacked on 10 passes defended and a quarterback sack to his totals.

In 2008, Morrison ranked fifth in the NFL with 135 tackles. He also forced two fumbles and had one sack.

He finished the 2009 season tied 6th in the NFL with 133 tackles. He forced three fumbles, recovering one, and had two sacks while playing most of the season with a dislocated elbow.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Morrison was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars along with a fifth-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft for the 108th pick in the same draft. Morrison's first game against his hometown and former team, the Oakland Raiders, was held in Jacksonville on December 12, 2010, the Jaguars won 38-31.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On August 24, 2011, he signed with the Buffalo Bills. On December 3, 2012 he was released by the Bills. He was signed again by the Bills on December 20, 2012.

Broadcasting Career[edit]

It was announced in March 2011 that Kirk Morrison along with Rob Dibble will be part of Fox Overtime on FoxSportsRadio.[2] In 2013 Kirk Morrison co-host San Diego State Aztecs football games with Ted Leitner on the "Mighty 1090" radio (XX SPORTS RADIO) in San Diego and surrounding areas. Leitner does the play by play while Morrison goes over the plays and strategy.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MorrKi20.htm
  2. ^ Vanderberg, Marcus. "Kirk Morrison, Rob Dibble Team Up For New Fox Sports Radio Show". March 11, 2011. mediabistro.com. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  3. ^ Morrison, Kirk. "SDSU Sets Football Radio Team". August 19, 2013. STAA.com. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 

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