University of Iowa Hawkeyes
St. Louis, Missouri
Hazelwood East High School
No injuries reported or games missed during his career, but Kirksey could not complete agility tests at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine after suffering a right hamstring injury.
4.72 in the 40-yard dash…1.68 10-yard dash…2.75 20-yard dash…4.27 20-yard shuttle…7.19 three-cone drill…32-inch vertical jump…10'-2" broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 16 times…32 3/8-inch arm length…9 ¾-inch right hand/9 3/8-inch left hand…
78 ¼-inch wingspan.
Kirksey attended Hazelwood (Mo.) East High School, playing football for head coach Mike Jones…The three-star prospect was rated 17th on the Missouri Top 20 List compiled by Rivals.com…Amassed 89 tackles with a sack, three stops-for-loss and an interception during his first year as a starter in 2008, earning All-Conference and All-Metro honors during his two seasons with the varsity…As a 200-pound linebacker and fullback, Kirksey added All-American and All-State recognition as a senior…Led the conference with 163 tackles that included three sacks and nine stops behind the line of scrimmage in 2009…
Also set up a pair of touchdown drives with two interceptions…Lettered in track, helping the team win the state outdoor championship as a member of the relay teams during his junior campaign…Honor Roll student.
Kirksey is a Leisure Studies major…Son of Patrice and Elmer Kirksey…Born 8/31/92…Resides in St. Louis, Missouri.
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