The fast-rising star Christian Kirk is a professional American football player who plays the role of a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cardinals as the 47th overall selection in the NFL draft of 2018. Kirk completed his collegiate career at Texas A&M University. While he was there, he was named to the First-team All-SEC in 2016 and 2017; as well as the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2015. Read on to find out interesting facts about the 2018 draft pick below.
Christian Kirk Brief Bio
Born Christian Davon Kirk to African-American parents – Evan Kirk and his wife Melissa Kirk, the football player first stepped into this world on November 18, 1996, in Scottsdale, Arizona, in the United States of America. He holds an American nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnic descent. While he was growing up, Kirk went to Saguaro High School in Scottsdale where he began his football career. Playing for his Saguaro football team, Kirk made waves as a wide receiver as well as running back.
Kirk chose Texas A&M University over his home state of Arizona and others for his college career. During his college career, he gained over 3,000 all-purpose yards as a senior and 2,000 yards in his junior year. Upon graduation, Kirk was among the top-rated college prospects in his class. He got a five-star rating from Scout.com and Rivals.com. Additionally, he also got a four-star from ESPN and 247Sports.
Joining the Texas team in 2015, Kirk didn’t take much time before making an impact on the team. He played under coach Kevin Sumlin at Texas; he had 6 receptions, a touchdown, and 79 yards punt return in his first game for the Aggies. He completed his freshman year with a total of 80 receptions, eight touchdowns, 1,009 receiving yards, and 13 gameplay. Following his brilliant performance, Christian Kirk won the SEC Freshman of the Year Award.
In his sophomore year in 2016, Kirk featured in 13 games out of which he started 12. He led the Conference with a total of nine touchdowns, 83 receptions, and 928 receiving yards. At the end of the season, he was named to the All-SEC First-team for his great performance. The following year, he earned the All-SEC First-team honors after recording 10 touchdowns, 71 receptions, 919 receiving yards and 10 punt returns for 191 yards. Kirk announced he would forgo his senior year while he declared for the NFL draft of 2018.
Christian Kirk participated in the 2018 NFL draft combine drills where he put up an excellent performance. He finished the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds, 20-yard shuttle in 4.45, and 60-yard shuttle with 12.03 seconds. He also completed the 3 cone drill in 7.09 seconds and was projected as a second-round pick in the draft. Later on, he was picked by the Arizona Cardinals as the 47th overall selection during the NFL draft of 2018.
He joined the Cardinals team during the 2018 pre-season games; he is expected to compete for the second wide receiver’s shirt against Brice Butler, Chad William, and Greg Little. Starting his rookie career on a good note, Kirk recorded four catches for 49 yards in their pre-season win over the New Orleans Saints. Following his standing college career record, Kirk has all it takes to become the second wide receiver opposite Larry Fitzgerald. We wish him the very best in his professional career.
His Height, Weight, And Body Measurements
Christian Kirk is among the fast-rising stars of the National Football League. He has a well-built body with good strength in the lower and upper part of the body. He has a unique pattern of play which makes him impressive on whip routes. Although he is not so tall as most of his counterparts, Kirks height of 5 feet 11 inches doesn’t deter him, rather, it makes him more formidable while he is playing.
As a wide receiver, Kirk has some great ball catching skills with a hand span of 9 7/8 inches and arm length of 30 3/8 inches. In addition to the foregoing, he has a body weight of 201 pounds. He has light brown hair and brown eyes.