Players

Christian Kirksey
LB #58
Height:
6-2
Weight:
235
Age:
24
College:
Iowa
Hometown:
St. Louis, MO.
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
114
SCK
1.5
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 258 157 101 7.0 0 6 0 0 -- 0 0 2 1
2016 CLE 12 12 114 70 44 1.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 CLE 16 5 63 40 23 3.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2014 CLE 16 8 81 47 34 2.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @PHI L 10-29 6 4 2 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 BAL L 20-25 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @MIA L 24-30 9 8 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @WAS L 20-31 7 4 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 NE L 13-33 16 11 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @TEN L 26-28 5 2 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @CIN L 17-31 9 4 5 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 NYJ L 28-31 13 10 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 DAL L 10-35 9 4 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @BAL L 7-28 13 8 5 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 PIT L 9-24 9 6 3 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 NYG L 13-27 11 4 7 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by Cleveland in the third round (71st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, the first of the Browns’ two third-round selections.

At a Glance:

Former NFL LB Mike Jones was his high school football coach at Hazelwood East High School in St. Louis, Mo.

Due to a glitch in Madden 15, he measured 1-foot-2 in the game. He used that notoriety, which included interviews on ESPN and CNN, to spread his mother’s words of wisdom that no matter how small you are, always dream big and live big.

Musically gifted, has played the drums since the age of seven and sang in church choir, where his late father, Elmer, was the pastor.

Seasonal Reviews:

2015: Played in all 16 games with five starts...Amassed 53 tackles, career-high 3.5 sacks, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Finished second on team with career-high 13 special-teams tackles…(10/18) vs. Den.: Tied career best with nine tackles.

2014: Played in all 16 games with eight starts...Registered 75 tackles, three passes defensed, two sacks and one forced fumble…Maurice Bassett Award recipient, given to the most outstanding rookie in Browns training camp, as determined by local media…(9/7) at Pit.: In NFL debut, earned first career sack in third quarter to help force Steelers punt...(10/19) at Jax.: Posted seven tackles with one sack...Added two special-teams tackles...(12/14) vs. Cin.: Totaled eight tackles and forced first career fumble.

College: Named defensive captain his junior and senior seasons at Iowa…Started 38 consecutive games from the beginning of his sophomore year to the end of his senior season…Appeared in 49 games…Saw action at both inside and outside LB…Registered 315 tackles, 5.5 sacks, four interceptions, seven fumble recoveries and five forced fumbles…Also returned two interceptions for TDs and one fumble for a score, becoming the third player in school history to total at least three career defensive TDs.

Personal: Given name Christian Paul Kirksey…Born in St. Louis, Mo…Late father, Elmer, was a pastor…Cites his father and mother, Patrice, as the reasons for his strong religious faith…Youngest of seven siblings…Has three brothers and three sisters…Nephew, Brandon Kirksey, played DT at Minnesota…High School:  Attended Hazelwood East High School in St. Louis, Mo., where former NFL LB Mike Jones served as head coach…Earned All-America and All-State honors after leading the conference with 163 tackles…Also lettered in track as a member of the school’s 2008 state championship team…Also played basketball and was an honor roll student…Community Involvement: Active with Camp Courageous, which aims to foster independence and better the quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities through outdoor activities…Has visited several Cleveland-area schools, hospitals and youth camps…Hobbies/Interests: Played the drums since he was seven years old…Enjoys going to music stores to check out various instruments…Also enjoys song-writing when away from football…Likes to bowl and skate…Due to a glitch in Madden 15, he measured 1-foot-2 in the game, which garnered national exposure.

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by Cleveland in the third round (71st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, the first of the Browns’ two third-round selections.

At a Glance:

Former NFL LB Mike Jones was his high school football coach at Hazelwood East High School in St. Louis, Mo.

Due to a glitch in Madden 15, he measured 1-foot-2 in the game. He used that notoriety, which included interviews on ESPN and CNN, to spread his mother’s words of wisdom that no matter how small you are, always dream big and live big.

Musically gifted, has played the drums since the age of seven and sang in church choir, where his late father, Elmer, was the pastor.

Seasonal Reviews:

2015: Played in all 16 games with five starts...Amassed 53 tackles, career-high 3.5 sacks, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Finished second on team with career-high 13 special-teams tackles…(10/18) vs. Den.: Tied career best with nine tackles.

2014: Played in all 16 games with eight starts...Registered 75 tackles, three passes defensed, two sacks and one forced fumble…Maurice Bassett Award recipient, given to the most outstanding rookie in Browns training camp, as determined by local media…(9/7) at Pit.: In NFL debut, earned first career sack in third quarter to help force Steelers punt...(10/19) at Jax.: Posted seven tackles with one sack...Added two special-teams tackles...(12/14) vs. Cin.: Totaled eight tackles and forced first career fumble.

College: Named defensive captain his junior and senior seasons at Iowa…Started 38 consecutive games from the beginning of his sophomore year to the end of his senior season…Appeared in 49 games…Saw action at both inside and outside LB…Registered 315 tackles, 5.5 sacks, four interceptions, seven fumble recoveries and five forced fumbles…Also returned two interceptions for TDs and one fumble for a score, becoming the third player in school history to total at least three career defensive TDs.

Personal: Given name Christian Paul Kirksey…Born in St. Louis, Mo…Late father, Elmer, was a pastor…Cites his father and mother, Patrice, as the reasons for his strong religious faith…Youngest of seven siblings…Has three brothers and three sisters…Nephew, Brandon Kirksey, played DT at Minnesota…High School:  Attended Hazelwood East High School in St. Louis, Mo., where former NFL LB Mike Jones served as head coach…Earned All-America and All-State honors after leading the conference with 163 tackles…Also lettered in track as a member of the school’s 2008 state championship team…Also played basketball and was an honor roll student…Community Involvement: Active with Camp Courageous, which aims to foster independence and better the quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities through outdoor activities…Has visited several Cleveland-area schools, hospitals and youth camps…Hobbies/Interests: Played the drums since he was seven years old…Enjoys going to music stores to check out various instruments…Also enjoys song-writing when away from football…Likes to bowl and skate…Due to a glitch in Madden 15, he measured 1-foot-2 in the game, which garnered national exposure.

 

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