Matt Kirk

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Matt Kirk
Free agent
Date of birth: (1981-06-30) June 30, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth: Kingston, Ontario
Career information
Status: Active
CFL status: National
Position(s): DT
Height: 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight: 250 lb (110 kg)
University: Queen's
High school: La Salle
CFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 5 / Pick: 38
Drafted by: Ottawa Renegades
Organizations
As player:
2005
20062008
20092011
Ottawa Renegades
BC Lions
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
Honours:
Career stats
Playing stats at CFL.ca

Matt Kirk (born June 30, 1981) is a Canadian football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Ottawa Renegades in the 2004 CFL Draft. He played CIS Football at Queen's.

Kirk has also played for the BC Lions.

Early years[edit]

Kirk was born in Kingston, Ontario and was an active and talented athlete, playing hockey, rugby, and track and field. His hockey career included being drafted in the 11th round of the 1997 OHL Draft by the Peterborough Petes. His focus would soon change to football though, where he won 2 high school football championships at La Salle Secondary School both during his Jr Seasons.[1]

Kirk, also known by many as BGK, attended Queen's University studying Sociology/Health and played football for the Queen's Golden Gaels from 2001 to 2004. He started every game at defensive end in 2001 and had 2 sacks. In 2002, Kirk started every game at defensive end. On September 7, 2002, he had 1 sack for a 6-yard loss. In playoff action against the Western Mustangs he had 8 solo tackles. He also recorded Queen's only sack of the Yates Cup game. In 2003, he switched to the defensive tackle position and was named an OUA First Team All-Star. He also earned Canadian Interuniversity Sport Second Team All-Canadian honours and won the J. P. Metras Trophy as the CIS lineman of the year.[2] In 2004, he repeated as an OUA First Team All-Star.

Professional career[edit]

Kirk was drafted by the Ottawa Renegades in the fifth round of the 2004 CFL Draft and played 13 games of the 2005 CFL season, recording 3 tackles and 13 special teams tackles.[3] He was selected by the BC Lions 14th overall in the second round of the 2006 Ottawa dispersal draft and was also a member of the BC Lions' 94th Grey Cup championship team.[1]

On February 17, 2009, Kirk signed as a free agent with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[4]

In college at the University of Mary Washington, he was known to run over 100 miles per week during his senior year. Also once participated in the lesser-known band of the "Barnyard Carolers."

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Matt Kirk #93". Players. cfl.ca. 
  2. ^ "Denison claims second straight MVP as OUA major award winners announced". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2003-11-07. 
  3. ^ "Matt Kirk 2005 statistics". cfl.ca. 
  4. ^ "Ticats land free agent Matt Kirk". CBC Sports. 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2009-02-18.