Owls take on FIU on Thursday
Owls will play host to UTSA 5 p.m. Sept. 27
Owls Open Home 7 p.m. Sept. 13 vs Tulsa
Two Owls on Preseason All-Conference Team
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FAU Football 2014 Spring Practice
2014: Tallied a team leading nine tackles (5-4) in the season opener at No. 22 Nebraska...had seven tackles at No. 2 Alabama, including four solo tackles and a sack for a loss of five yards...recorded three tackles, two solo, in the home season opening victory over Tulsa...also credited with two pass breakups...led the Owls with 10 tackles, his first double-digit performance of the season...recorded a sack, two pass break-ups and a forced fumble in the same game..had a career night versus UTSA with 13 tackles, one for a loss of a yard and his first interception of the season...return the INT for nine yards and added two pass defensed...13 tackles, including 10 solo set a new career high.earned team defensive game ball honors for his performance...tallied six tackles in the FIU contest, including five solo...credited with one quarterback hurry....had four solo tackles versus Western Kentucky...he also had one interception and nearly added a second.
2013: Key defensive player who played in every game and served as a team captain (only underclassman to do so)...led the team with 84 tackles and was named FAU Defensive MVP...had a career-high 12 tackles in the game versus Auburn...had three games with double-digit tackles (Middle Tennessee, at Auburn and Tulane)...had a sack at Rice and tackles for a loss versus New Mexico State and FIU...recovered a fumble at East Carolina and had an interception versus Miami...named second team Conference USA...ranked 12th by Conference USA in tackles with 84...FAU game ball winner after the Marshall game where he had nine tackles...beat his career game-high seven assisted tackles with nine against Tulane.
2012: Saw action in every game as a regular starter...worked in both the 4-3 and 4-2 defense...hit the double-digit tackle mark the last game of the season with 11 (5-6) versus Louisiana...had five solo tackles at Navy and five versus Louisiana...matched his career game-high seven tackle assists versus Troy...recorded four tackles for a loss with two versus Louisiana...forced his first fumble at Georgia and recovered his first fumble at Navy...credited with three quarterback hurries and three pass break-ups.
2011: Became an everyday player as a true freshman...saw his first action the first game of the year at Florida...drew his first start the following week and never looked back with no less than three tackles in each of the next 11 games, including four outings with double-digit tackles...recorded nine tackles in his first start which was against Michigan State...first double-digit performance was at Louisiana (10: 8-2)...met the mark at Troy (4-6) and the final game versus ULM (7-3) but set his single game career high of 12 versus UAB (8-4)...recorded eight solo tackles at Louisiana and versus UAB...recorded a game-high seven assists at Michigan State...recorded his first tackle for a loss (1 yard) in the home season and stadium opener versus WKU...had an assisted tackle for a loss twice (at FIU and versus ULM)...tallied two fumble recoveries, the first at FIU the second versus UAB...tallied five quarterback hurries, four at Auburn...finished his first collegiate campaign third among all FAU tacklers with 87.
High School: Played for Telly Lockette at Miami Central Senior High School which recorded five 2010 shutouts ...recorded 103 tackles, including eight sacks and forced a fumble...also had one interception for a score on a team that advanced to the State 6A Champions...earned second team All-Dade honors...recruited by FIU, Western Kentucky, Memphis and most recently Southern Cal.
Personal: Criminal justice major...son of Serretta and Mike Kirk.
2011 Season: Michigan State (2-7=9), Auburn (3-2=5; Louisiana (8-2=10); North Texas (2-1=3); Western Kentucky (2-6=8, TFL: 1.0-1); Middle Tennessee (2-4=6); Arkansas State (2-4=6); FIU (2-6=8, TFL: 0.5-0, FR:1-0); Troy (4-6=10); UAB (8-4=12); ULM (7-3=10)
2012 Season: Wagner (0-4=4, TFL: 0.5-0); Middle Tennessee (3-2=5); Georgia (1-6=7, FF 1); Alabama (1-6=7); North Texas (2-3=5, TFL: 1.0-2); ULM (2-1=3); South Alabama (0-5=5); Troy (0-7=7); Navy (5=4=9, FR: 1-0); Western Kentucky (2-2=4); FIU (3-0=3); Louisiana (5-6=11)
2013 Season: Miami (2-4=6. INT: 1-4); East Carolina (2-2=4, FR: 1-0); USF (2-1=3); Middle Tennessee (5-6=11); Rice (5-4=9, TFL & SAC:0.5-1); UAB (2-2=4); Marshall (5-4=9); Auburn (6-6=12); Tulane (2-9=11); Southern Miss (2-0=2); New Mexico State (3-2=5, TFL: 0.5-2); FIU (2-6=8, TFL: 1.0-1)
2014 Season: Nebraska (5-4=9); Alabama (4-3=7); Tulsa (2-1=3); Wyoming (2-8=10); UTSA (10-3=13); FIU (5-1=6); Western Kentucky (4-0=4); Marshall; UAB; North Texas; Middle Tennessee; Old Dominion
Career Game Highs
Tackles: 13 UTSA (9/27/14)
Tackles for a Loss: 2.0-3 Louisiana (12/1/12)
Sacks: 1 at Wyoming (9/20/14)
Interceptions: 1-4 Miami (8/30/13), UTSA (9/27/14) and Western Kentucky (10/18/14)
Passes Defended: 4 Auburn (9/24/12)/14)
Forced Fumble: 1 Georgia (9/15/12) at Wyoming (9/20/14)
Fumble Recovery: 1 East Carolina (9/5/13)
2014 Season Game Highs
Tackles: 13 UTSA (9/27/14)
Tackles for a Loss: 2 UTSA (9/27/14)
Sacks: 1 @Alabama (9/6/14) at Wyoming (9/20/14)
Interceptions: 1 UTSA (9/27/14)
Passes Defended: 2 Tulsa (9/13/14) at Wyoming (9/20/14), UTSA (9/27/14)