Players

Chris Kirksey
LB #58
Height:
6-2
Weight:
235
Age:
22
College:
Iowa
Experience:
2

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 81 47 34 2.0 0 2 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2014 CLE 16 8 81 47 34 2.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @PIT L 27-30 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 NO W 26-24 4 1 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 BAL L 21-23 5 0 5 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @TEN W 29-28 7 4 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 PIT W 31-10 6 3 3 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @JAC L 6-24 9 7 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 OAK W 23-13 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 TB W 22-17 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @CIN W 24-3 3 2 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 HOU L 7-23 9 3 6 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @ATL W 26-24 5 4 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @BUF L 10-26 9 7 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 IND L 24-25 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 CIN L 0-30 8 6 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
16 @CAR L 13-17 5 3 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @BAL L 10-20 1 0 1 -- -- 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:

Appeared in 49 career games during his time at Iowa, starting the final 38 at linebacker.

Named a two-time defensive captain for the Hawkeyes.

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

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

Career Highlights:

Named defensive captain his junior and senior seasons…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.

2013: Named defensive team captain for the second time…Earned all-conference honors after racking up 104 tackles (47 solo), 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception…Started all 13 games at outside LB…Ranked third on the team in tackles…(8/31) vs. Northern Illinois: Recorded a team-high 14 tackles (six solo)…Caused, recovered and returned a fumble 52 yards for his third career TD…(9/28) at Minnesota: Recorded five tackles and one interception…(11/9) at Purdue: Led the team with eight tackles (seven solo)…Added his second fumble recovery of the season…Part of a defense that limited Purdue to 53 net rushing yards…(11/29) at Nebraska: Led the team with 11 tackles…Added three tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble…Named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week …(1/1/14) vs. Louisiana State: Recorded seven tackles (four solo) and one sack in the Outback Bowl.

2012: Started all 12 games and was named team captain …Finished with 95 tackles (42 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks…Returned two interceptions for TDs…Added four fumble recoveries, two passes defensed and one forced fumble…(9/29) vs. Minnesota: Scored his first TD by returning an interception 68 yards for a score…Added five tackles (three solo) and one fumble recovery…(10/13) at Michigan State: Totaled seven tackles (three solo)…Added one sack and one forced fumble …(10/20) vs. Penn State: Led the team with 12 tackles (six solo)…Recovered and returned a fumble 45 yards…(10/27) at Northwestern: Led the team with nine tackles (five solo)…(11/3) at Indiana: Returned an interception 18 yards for his second career TD…Also added eight tackles and one fumble recovery…(11/10) vs. Purdue: Finished with 10 tackles (three solo) and one fumble recovery.

2011: Started all 13 games, playing both weakside and outside LB…Tied for first on the team with a career-high 110 tackles (62 solo)…Added five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one sack and one interception…(9/10) at Iowa State: Led the team with 13 tackles (11 solo)…Posted two tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…(10/8) at Penn State: Totaled 10 tackles (six solo) and his second forced fumble of the season…(10/15) vs. Northwestern: Recorded nine tackles (four solo)…(10/22) vs. Indiana: Led the team with 12 tackles (seven solo)…(11/5) vs. Michigan: Recorded his first career interception and registered five tackles (two solo).

2010: Appeared in 11 games, recording six tackles as a freshman…Contributed on special teams.

High School: Attended Hazelwood East High School in St. Louis, Mo., where former NFL LB Mike Jones served as head coach…Played FB and LB…Earned All-America and All-State honors in 2009 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.

Personal: Given name Christian Paul Kiksey…Goes by Chris…Born in St. Louis, Mo…Father, 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…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…Hobbies/Interests: Lists The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as his favorite TV show and The Wood as his favorite movie…Has 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.

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:

Appeared in 49 career games during his time at Iowa, starting the final 38 at linebacker.

Named a two-time defensive captain for the Hawkeyes.

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

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

Career Highlights:

Named defensive captain his junior and senior seasons…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.

2013: Named defensive team captain for the second time…Earned all-conference honors after racking up 104 tackles (47 solo), 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception…Started all 13 games at outside LB…Ranked third on the team in tackles…(8/31) vs. Northern Illinois: Recorded a team-high 14 tackles (six solo)…Caused, recovered and returned a fumble 52 yards for his third career TD…(9/28) at Minnesota: Recorded five tackles and one interception…(11/9) at Purdue: Led the team with eight tackles (seven solo)…Added his second fumble recovery of the season…Part of a defense that limited Purdue to 53 net rushing yards…(11/29) at Nebraska: Led the team with 11 tackles…Added three tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble…Named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week …(1/1/14) vs. Louisiana State: Recorded seven tackles (four solo) and one sack in the Outback Bowl.

2012: Started all 12 games and was named team captain …Finished with 95 tackles (42 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks…Returned two interceptions for TDs…Added four fumble recoveries, two passes defensed and one forced fumble…(9/29) vs. Minnesota: Scored his first TD by returning an interception 68 yards for a score…Added five tackles (three solo) and one fumble recovery…(10/13) at Michigan State: Totaled seven tackles (three solo)…Added one sack and one forced fumble …(10/20) vs. Penn State: Led the team with 12 tackles (six solo)…Recovered and returned a fumble 45 yards…(10/27) at Northwestern: Led the team with nine tackles (five solo)…(11/3) at Indiana: Returned an interception 18 yards for his second career TD…Also added eight tackles and one fumble recovery…(11/10) vs. Purdue: Finished with 10 tackles (three solo) and one fumble recovery.

2011: Started all 13 games, playing both weakside and outside LB…Tied for first on the team with a career-high 110 tackles (62 solo)…Added five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one sack and one interception…(9/10) at Iowa State: Led the team with 13 tackles (11 solo)…Posted two tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…(10/8) at Penn State: Totaled 10 tackles (six solo) and his second forced fumble of the season…(10/15) vs. Northwestern: Recorded nine tackles (four solo)…(10/22) vs. Indiana: Led the team with 12 tackles (seven solo)…(11/5) vs. Michigan: Recorded his first career interception and registered five tackles (two solo).

2010: Appeared in 11 games, recording six tackles as a freshman…Contributed on special teams.

High School: Attended Hazelwood East High School in St. Louis, Mo., where former NFL LB Mike Jones served as head coach…Played FB and LB…Earned All-America and All-State honors in 2009 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.

Personal: Given name Christian Paul Kiksey…Goes by Chris…Born in St. Louis, Mo…Father, 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…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…Hobbies/Interests: Lists The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as his favorite TV show and The Wood as his favorite movie…Has 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.