Christian Kirk

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Christian Kirk
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Kirk at Luke Air Force Base in 2018
No. 13 – Arizona Cardinals
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1996-11-18) November 18, 1996 (age 23)
Scottsdale, Arizona
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Scottsdale (AZ) Saguaro
College:Texas A&M
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Receptions:111
Receiving yards:1,299
Receiving average:11.7
Receiving touchdowns:6
Return yards:203
Rushing yards:128
Player stats at NFL.com

Christian Davon Kirk (born November 18, 1996) is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M.

High school career[edit]

Kirk attended Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he played high school football.[1] He played both wide receiver and running back for the Sabercats. He gained over 3,000 all-purpose yards as a senior and 2,000 as a junior. Kirk was rated by Rivals.com as a five-star recruit and was ranked among the top overall prospects in his class.[2] He committed to Texas A&M University to play college football.[3][4]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Christian Kirk
WR
Scottsdale, Arizona Saguaro HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 4.48 Dec 17, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 1 (WR)   Rivals: 3 (WR)  ESPN: 4 (WR)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Texas A&M Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  • "2015 Texas A & M College Football Recruiting Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved November 3, 2015.

College career[edit]

Kirk attended and played college football at Texas A&M under head coach Kevin Sumlin.[5] Kirk earned a starting job at receiver as a true freshman in 2015.[6] In his first game, he had 6 receptions for 106 yards with a touchdown and also returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown.[7][8] As a freshman in 2015, Kirk played 13 games with 1,009 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. He also had two return touchdowns on 14 punt returns for 341 yards and 20 kickoff returns for 385 yards. As a sophomore in 2016, Kirk played 13 games with 928 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. He also had three return touchdowns on 13 punt returns for 282 yards and 6 kickoff returns for 173 yards. In 2017, as a junior, he played in 13 games, catching 71 passes for 919 yards and 10 touchdowns, along with one touchdown on 10 punt returns for 191 yards and one touchdown on 22 returns for 490 yards. After the season, Kirk declared for the 2018 NFL Draft.[9]

Collegiate statistics[edit]

Christian Kirk Receiving
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD
2015 Texas A&M SEC FR WR 13 80 1,009 12.6 7
2016 Texas A&M SEC SO WR 13 83 928 11.2 9
2017 Texas A&M SEC JR WR 13 71 919 12.9 10
Career Texas A&M 39 234 2,856 12.2 26

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 10 38 in
(1.79 m)
201 lb
(91 kg)
30 38 in
(0.77 m)
9 78 in
(0.25 m)
4.47 s 1.54 s 2.59 s 4.45 s 7.09 s 35 12 in
(0.90 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
20 reps
All values from NFL Draft[10][11]

2018[edit]

Kirk was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round (47th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[12] He was the fifth wide receiver to be selected that year.[13] In the Cardinals' season-opening loss to the Washington Redskins, Kirk had a four-yard reception to go along with two punt returns for 44 net yards in his NFL debut.[14] In Week 3, he recorded a solid game with seven receptions for 90 yards in the 16–14 loss to the Chicago Bears.[15] In Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers, he caught a 75-yard touchdown bomb from fellow rookie Josh Rosen to help the Cardinals earn their first win of the season by a score of 28–18.[16] He played in 12 games, starting seven, recording 43 receptions for 590 yards and three touchdowns.[17] He suffered a broken foot in Week 13 and was placed on injured reserve on December 3, 2018.[18]

2019[edit]

In Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens, Kirk caught six passes for 114 yards as the Cardinals lost 23–17. [19] In Week 10 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kirk caught 6 passes for 138 yards and three touchdowns in the 30–27 loss. [20] Overall, Kirk finished the 2019 season with 68 receptions for 709 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.[21]

Personal life[edit]

On May 14, 2018, it was revealed that Kirk was arrested for disorderly conduct and causing property damage in Scottsdale, Arizona, which occurred on February 3, more than two months prior to the draft. Kirk allegedly threw rocks at cars while attending the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. Kirk was deemed to be intoxicated during the incident. On May 29, 2018, all charges against Kirk were dropped.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dale, Shane (April 28, 2018). "Welcome home! Cardinals draft Scottsdale native Christian Kirk in Round 2". KNXV. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Rivals.com". sports.yahoo.com.
  3. ^ "5-star wide receiver Christian Kirk picks Texas A&M". Fox Sports. December 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Bordow, Scott (December 17, 2014). "Bordow: Strength of SEC lures Saguaro star Christian Kirk to Texas A&M". AZ Central. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "Kevin Sumlin shares his thoughts on what makes Christian Kirk so special". Saturday Down South. November 8, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Obert, Richard (July 14, 2015). "Ex-Saguaro WR Christian Kirk first team on Texas A&M's depth chart for 2015 season". AZ Central. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  7. ^ Bloom, Aubrey (September 6, 2015). "Arizona native enjoys special debut with Aggies". theeagle.com. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  8. ^ Ardaya, Fabian (September 6, 2015). "ASU football falls to a pair of local products against Texas A&M". The State Press. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  9. ^ Baby, Ben (January 2, 2018). "Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk to skip senior year, declares for NFL draft". Sports Day. Archived from the original on August 29, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - Christian Kirk". nfl.com. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "Texas A&M Christian Kirk : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  12. ^ Patra, Kevin (April 27, 2018). "Arizona Cardinals select Christian Kirk in 2nd round of 2018 Draft". NFL.com.
  13. ^ "2018 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  14. ^ "Cardinals' Christian Kirk: Records one catch in pro debut". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  15. ^ "Christian Kirk Emerges Against Bears". Arizona Cardinals. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  16. ^ McManaman, Bob (October 7, 2018). "Cardinals get five takeaways, convert three of them into touchdowns in ugly win over 49ers". Arizona Republic. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  17. ^ "Christian Kirk 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  18. ^ Urban, Darren (December 3, 2018). "Christian Kirk, Mike Iupati Latest Cardinals Headed To Injured Reserve". AZCardinals.com. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
  19. ^ "Lamar Jackson helps Ravens run over Cardinals 23-17". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 15, 2019. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  20. ^ "Winston throws for 358 yards, Bucs beat Cardinals 30-27". www.espn.com. Associated Press. November 10, 2019. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  21. ^ "Christian Kirk 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
  22. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (May 14, 2018). "Christian Kirk arrested in February for disorderly conduct". NFL.com. Retrieved May 14, 2018.

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