Owls lose in first meeting between the two programs
Season Opener Aug. 30 at UM
Junior Recorded 70 Tackles Last Season
Home Schedule Opens Sept. 21 versus CUSA Member Middle Tennessee
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 assist 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...teammate of Diondre Lewis...recruited by FIU, Western Kentucky, Memphis and most recently Southern Cal.
Personal: Criminal justice major...son of Serretta Mike Kirk...born Aug. 27, 1993.