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David Kirksey

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Mobile, Ala.

High School:
Davidson

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 225

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
05/25/1986

Experience:
3L

Major:
Computer Information Technology

David Kirksey

TULANE: A three-year letterwinner and returning starter who has played in 34 career games with eight starts and has career numbers of 76 tackles (41 solo), including two for lost yardage, one hurry and one pass breakup... enters fall camp as the starter at middle linebacker.

2008 (JUNIOR): Played in every game and earned two starts... accounted for 41 tackles (18 solo) and one pass breakup... earned starting assignments at Tulsa and Memphis... posted a career-best nine tackles at Tulsa and was responsible for eight stops and a pass breakup vs. Rice...

2007 (SOPHOMORE): Started six of 10 games, including five games at strong-side linebacker while lining up at weak-side backer vs. Southeastern Louisiana... missed the LSU and Tulsa games with injury... accounted for 27 tackles (17 solo) and two stops for lost yardage... best game of the year came at Army when he registered a eight tackles, including a TFL... came up with five stops vs. Mississippi State...

2006 (FRESHMAN RS): Saw action in all 12 games... registered eight tackles (six solo) and one quarterback hurry... finished with three stops at No. 8 Auburn and No. 10 LSU...

2005 (FRESHMAN): Did not play; received a red-shirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL: A second team all-region choice by the Mobile Register... made a team-leading 104 tackles, 56 solo, in 2004 while adding 18 tackles for loss and five quarterback sacks... played in 10 of 12 games for Class 6A team that finished 9-3, including an 8-2 mark in the regular season... Davidson advanced to the second round of the playoffs in 2004... as a junior, registered 106 tackles, 50 solo, with 16 tackles for loss, seven sacks and a pair of fumble recoveries... played defensive end in 2002 and 2003... contributed 43 tackles, 30 solo, with five tackles for loss and a fumble recovery his sophomore season... team was ranked in the state top-10 all three years and advanced to the playoffs... member of the A-B Honor Roll and recorded perfect attendance throughout high school.

KIRKSEY'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS
Year	G/GS	UT-AT-TT	TFL	Sacks	FF/FR	QH	PD	Int
2006	12/0	6-2-8	        0-0	0-0	0/0	1	0	0-0
2007	10/6	17-10-27	2-8	0-0	0/0	0	0	0-0
2008	12/2	18-23-41	0-0	0-0	0/0	0	1	0-0
Career	34/8	41-35-76	2-8	0-0	0/0	1	1	0-0

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