"Raphael is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Stephenson High School," said John Myers, Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach, U.S. Army Accessions Command. "Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Raphael possesses similar mental, emotional and physical strengths to Army Strong Soldiers. We are proud to honor all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and congratulate each of them on their selection."
The 6-foot-2, 218-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. Kirby is currently rated as the #24 outside linebacker in the country by Scout.com, making him a 4-star prospect.
Scout Eval: "I expect to see Kirby around the ball a lot and he is. He is always in on a number of tackles and he just has a nose for the football. He does a good job of shedding blocks and attacking the football. He shows the ability to play sideline to sideline. Could play inside or outside on the next level." - Chad Simmons
Jersey Presentation Photo – U.S. Army Sean Williams (Left), Raphael Kirby (Right)