Terry Kirby

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Terry Kirby
No. 43, 41, 42
Running Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-01-20) January 20, 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth: Hampton, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Tabb (VA)
College: Virginia
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Debuted in 1993
Last played in 2002
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 333
Total Yards 6,097
Total Touchdowns 43
Stats at NFL.com

Terry Gayle Kirby (born January 20, 1970) is a former professional American football player who played ten seasons in the NFL from 1993 to 2002. A 6'1" running back from the University of Virginia. He is the brother of baseball player Wayne Kirby.

High school[edit]

During his high school playing days at Tabb High School in York County, Virginia, he was one of the most highly touted football players in the nation. In 1989, his senior year, he was selected to Parade 's All-America Team. He led his team to a state championship in 1987.

By the time he graduated high school he held numerous VHSL football records. Many have been broken but he still remains to this day in the top ten in many categories. Those categories include: career scoring (618 points), rushing yards (7,428) and touchdowns (103); single season scoring (258 points), rushing yards (2,864) and touchdowns (43). His records for most career attempts, 100-yard games, and the streak of 26 consecutive games rushing 100-yards still stands today.[1]

Not only was he a great football player he was also a standout out basketball player too. He played in a well known basketball tournament in Bristol, TN, the Arby's Classic. He still holds records for when he played in the tournament in 1988. His records include: most field goal attempts with 33 and most field goal attempted with 105.

College career[edit]

Played football for the Virginia Cavaliers. Was a Heisman candidate his senior year, until a mid-season injury hurt his chances.

Professional career[edit]

Drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 1993. Kirby's best year as a pro came during the 1995 season as a member of the Miami Dolphins, rushing for 414 yards and catching 66 passes. He left Miami after a leg injury.

In 1996 he joined the San Francisco 49ers, taking over the starting role and sharing time with Garrison Hearst in 1997. After his NFL career, Terry now works as a personal trainer.

Camp Wekeela[edit]

Kirby spends his summers working with children at Camp Wekeela. He dedicates his time to teach special programs like tackle football, strength and fitness and speed training.[2]