Height: 6'1 1/2"
Weight: 234 lbs.
- Honorable mention All-B1G (2013)
- 2x Permanent Defensive Team Captain (2013, 2012)
- Hayden Fry "Extra Heartbeat" Award winner (2013)
- One of only three defensive players in Iowa football history to record three defensive TD
- 2013 stats: 104 tackles, 2.5 sacks, five TFL and seven QB hurries
Senior Bowl Notes
- Kirksey accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl in Mobile.
- The former Hawkeye followed up on a stellar season with a strong Senior Bowl performance. On Tuesday, he showed the desire and strength to stone a fullback in the hole on isolation. The sound of his collision in the hole was heard throughout the stadium.
- On Wednesday, he flat-backed Toledo RB David Fluellen on pass rush 1-on-1. This man isn't scared to drop the hammer, that's for sure.
- Kirksey was the North's squad second leading tackler with six during Saturday's game. He also finished with 1.5 TFL, tied with North Carolina's Kareem Martin for the team lead.