Kirkland (6-5, 343) has started 21 consecutive games and played in all 25 his team has been involved in the past two seasons.
The Razorbacks have had the SEC’s lowest amount of sacks in that time with Kirkland having allowed just one in 750 snaps in 2014.
He also headed up an offensive line that paved the way for the only pair of 1,000-yard rushers in the same backfield.
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Former Razorback basketball star Michael Qualls recently tore his ACL while working out for Phoenix Suns. The injury was first reported by Draft Express’ Jonathan Givony, who also mentioned that his surgery will be done by handled by reknown surgeon James Andrews.
He suffered the injury list Thursday while trying to block a shot and then landing awkwardly. He flew to Los Angeles for a workout with the Lakers, but was unable to participate and then had the injury diagnosed in Denver on Sunday.
Qualls, who was thought to be a likely second round pick in the June 25th NBA Draft, is expected to be out for 6-12 months.
Minor setback for craziest come back you've ever seen . #thatsapromise— Mike Qualls (@Mr_WALKONAIR) June 14, 2015