Kelvin Kirk

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Kelvin Kirk
No. 14
Date of birth (1953-12-31)December 31, 1953
Place of birth Mount Pleasant, Florida, USA
Date of death July 2, 2003(2003-07-02) (aged 49)
Place of death Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) WR
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg)
College Dayton
High school Dayton (OH) Dunbar
NFL draft 1976 / Round: 17 / Pick: 487
Drafted by Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
As player
1977 Toronto Argonauts
19781979 Calgary Stampeders
1979 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1980 Calgary Stampeders
19811983 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Receptions 153
Receiving yards 2,942
Return yards 3600
Total TDs 20

Kelvin Kirk (December 31, 1953 – July 2, 2003) was an American football wide receiver who played seven seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Toronto Argonauts, Calgary Stampeders, Saskatchewan Roughriders and Ottawa Rough Riders. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventeenth round of the 1976 NFL Draft, making him the first Mr. Irrelevant of the NFL Draft.[1] He played college football at the University of Dayton and attended Dunbar High School in Dayton, Ohio.[2][3] Following his career in the CFL, Kirk worked as an artist for the Ottawa Citizen before his sudden death by heart attack while playing a pick-up game of basketball in 2003.[2]


  1. ^ "Irrelevant Week Mr. Irrelevants". Archived from the original on July 28, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Archdeacon, Tom (April 27, 2012). "UD player first ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ in NFL Draft". Archived from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Inaugural Mr. Irrelevant dies at 49". July 13, 2003. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 

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