2007: A regular in the rotation at tight end ... played in all 13 games, starting vs. California and at Hawai'i ... caught two passes during the season: one for 10 yards at Stanford and one for 11 yards vs. California ... returned a total of five kicks in his role as an up-back on the kick return unit ... notched a tackle vs. Washington State.
2006: Finished the season tied for fifth on the team in receiving with 12 catches for 93 yards, most among tight ends ... played in all 12 games during the season, starting six times: vs. Oklahoma, Fresno State, UCLA, Arizona, California and Arizona State ... had a season-high three pass receptions for 31 yards (also a high) at Oklahoma ... caught TDs in back-to-back games vs. Fresno State and UCLA ... caught a five-yard pass for a score vs. Fresno and a four-yard score in the fourth quarter vs. the Bruins that put the Huskies in front for good ... also caught the two-point conversion after that touchdown ... scored on a six-yard touchdown at USC ... also had three kick returns on the season (all as an up-back on the kick return team) and saw action as a running back as well, carrying the ball five times for a total of 10 yards ... had three carries vs. Stanford and one each vs. ASU and Oregon.
2005: Played in 11 games, starting in two-tight end sets against Cal and WSU. ... caught two passes for 33 yards in collegiate debut vs. Air Force ... had three catches for 32 yards and his first-career TD vs. Idaho ... started vs. Cal and caught three passes for a career-high 38 yards ... named the Travis Spring Outstanding Freshman award winner on offense at the postseason banquet.
2004: Redshirted the 2004 season ... added 32 pounds during his redshirt season before moving to tight end.
High School and Personal: Selected as the Gatorade state player of the year ... named the Associated Press player of the year for class 4A and all classes ... a member of the Tacoma News Tribune's all-state team ... honorable mention selection to Tacoma News Tribune's Northwest Nuggets team ... named to the Seattle Times all-state team ... picked by the Tacoma News Tribune for its "Western 100" Team ... tabbed by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for its football all-star team ... named to the Seattle Times all-area team and its Blue Chip prospect squad ... named to all-Wesco at running back ... gained 2,675 yards as a senior, his first as the feature back in the Jackson offense ... his rushing total was one yard short of the Washington state prep single-season record ... averaged 8.9 yards per carry ... scored 34 touchdowns ... would cook dinner for his linemen after big games ... four star pick by Max Emfinger Recruiting ... also played defensive end ... rated the No. 16 prospect in the state by SuperPrep ... named to PrepStar's all-region team ... received one vote in Long Beach Press Telegram's "Best in the West Poll" ... played for coach Joel Vincent at Jackson ... father, Douglas works for Boeing as an electrical engineer and mother, Heather, is a manager at Delta Dental ... has four younger siblings, Dionna, Joclyn, Dominique, and Jadyn.
Kirton's Career Statistics