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Kirk Morrison

Date of birth : 1982-02-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Oakland, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-16

Kirk Morrison is an American football linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League.

TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted by Oakland in the third round (78th overall) of the 2005 draft … Traded to Jacksonville on 4/24/10.

Physical, smart MLB with great awareness for the ball … Acquired from Oakland in April 24 trade in exchange for 5th-round draft choice … Has played in all 80 games in five seasons with 79 consecutive starts for Oakland … Totaled 100-plus tackles in each season including a career-high 135 in 2008 … Has six forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and seven INTs … Career totals include 622 tackles (486 solo), five sacks and 17 passes defensed … Led Raiders in tackles in five of six seasons … Was fifth in the NFL in tackles in 2008 and tied for sixth in 2009 with 133 along with career-high 10 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles … Was a third-round pick of Oakland in 2005 … Was teammate of Jaguars WR Kassim Osgood at San Diego State … Four-year starter for the Aztecs and two-time All-America selection …

2009
Started all 16 games at MLB for the fourth season … Led team and tied for sixth in the NFL with 133 tackles … Established a career-high with 109 solo tackles and set career-high with 10 tackles for loss, two sacks and three forced fumbles … Added two QB pressures and one fumble recovery … 9/20 at KC: Finished with team-high 13 tackles … 9/27 vs. DEN: Credited with nine tackles … 10/4 at HOU: Registered seven tackles … 10/11 at NYG: Set a career-high with 16 tackles … 10/18 vs. PHI: Had a team-high 11 tackles (eight solo) … 11/15 vs. KC: Credited with 10 solo tackles, one for a loss, and forced a fumble … 11/22 vs. CIN: Recovered a fumble in the second quarter and finished with two tackles for loss … Had five tackles on 11/26 at DAL and seven tackles on 12/6 at PIT … 12/20 at DEN: Recorded eight solo tackles … 12/27 at CLE: Totaled 14 tackles including first sack of the season on which he forced a fumble of Derek Anderson … 1/3 vs. BAL: Finished season with 10 tackles and second sack of the season …

2008
Started all 16 games at MLB for the third straight season … Led team with a career-high 135 tackles (99 solo), the fifth-most in the NFL … Added one sack, one INT, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles … Posted five tackles on 9/8 vs. DEN in season-opener … 9/14 at KC: Recorded his seventh career INT along with one sack and five solo tackles … 9/21 vs. BUF: Led team with 10 tackles and added one forced fumble … Recorded eight tackles on 10/12 at NO and nine tackles on 10/19 vs. NYJ … Led team with 13 tackles including 11 solo on 10/26 at BAL … Paced team with 12 tackles on 11/2 vs. ATL … Recorded nine tackles including one for a loss on 11/16 at MIA … Totaled nine tackles on 11/30 vs. KC and 12 tackles on 12/4 at SD …

2007
Started all 16 games at MLB and led team with 120 tackles … Added 10 passes defensed, four INTs and one sack … Began season with an INT in three consecutive games … Had nine solo tackles on 9/9 at DET and made INT in the end zone to thwart a score … Made INT on 9/16 at DEN along with five solo tackles and two passes defensed … Returned an INT 45 yards on 9/23 vs. CLE … 11/4 vs. HOU: Recorded seven solo tackles and one pass defensed … 11/11 vs. CHI: Made nine tackles and had an eight-yard sack … 11/18 at MIN: Recovered a fumble that led to a FG and had nine tackles … 11/25 at KC: Paced team with 11 tackles (10 solo) and made crucial stop on a fourth-and-one late in the fourth quarter … 12/23 at JAX: Made two tackles and intercepted David Garrard in the end zone and returned it 36 yards …

2006
Started all 16 games at MLB and led team with 122 tackles … Contributed five special teams tackles … 9/11 vs. SD: Opened season with nine tackles … 9/17 at BAL: Registered seven tackles and made first career INT … Had nine tackles on 10/1 vs. CLE and 10 tackles on 10/8 at SF … 10/29 vs. PIT: Made nine tackles, one INT and two passes defensed. Broke up a pass on a fourth-and-goal to seal a victory … 11/6 at SEA: Led team with 11 tackles … 12/3 vs. HOU: Credited with six tackles and recovered a fumble and returned it 35 yards for his first career TD … 12/10 at CIN: Totaled a season-high 13 tackles … 12/17 vs. STL: Recorded first career sack along with six tackles … Finished season with seven tackles on 12/23 vs. KC and 12/31 at NYJ …

2005
Played in all 16 games as a rookie, starting 15 at LB … Ranked second on the team with 112 tackles (87 solo), the most among all NFL rookies … Recorded 10-plus tackles in four games and led or tied for the team-lead in seven contests … Added two passes defensed and two fumble recoveries along with seven special teams tackles … 9/8 at NE: Made NFL debut in a reserve role and was credited with game-high 10 tackles … 9/18 vs. KC: Made first career start at LB and registered 10 tackles and one special teams tackle … 9/25 at PHI: Tied for team-lead with eight tackles and one pass defensed … 10/16 vs. SD: Paced team with eight solo tackles … 10/23 vs. BUF: Led team in tackles for second consecutive game with seven tackles and also recovered a fumble … 11/13 vs. DEN: Led team with season-high 12 tackles (11 solo) along with a pass defensed … 11/27 vs. MIA: Credited with five solo tackles and one fumble recovery … 12/4 at SD: Posted team-high 11 solo tackles … Finished season with five tackles on 12/24 at DEN and 12/31 vs. NYG.

COLLEGE

Four-year starter, playing in 47 games with 43 consecutive starts … Was first two-time All-America selection at SDSU since Marshall Faulk (1991-93) … Four-time All-Mountain West Conference (MWC) selection and two-time MWC Defensive Player of the Year … Finished career with 396 tackles (241 solo), the second-most in school history … Career totals included 9.5 sacks, 40 tackles for loss, 10 fumble recoveries, eight forced fumbles, six INTs and 11 passes defensed … Ranked second in the conference with 115 tackles as a senior including nine tackles for loss … Added three fumble recoveries, one INT and one forced fumble … Earned All-MWC first-team honors for the third straight year and selected as MWC Co-Defensive Player of the Year … Nominated for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (nation’s most outstanding defensive player), Lombardi Award (lineman), Bednarik Award (defensive player) and Lott Trophy (defensive impact player) … Was second on the team as a junior with 115 tackles (70 solo) along with 3.5 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one INT … First-team All-America selection by College Football News … Named MWC Defensive Player of the Year by the conference’s coaches and media … Named team’s Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore after compiling a team-high 97 tackles (60 solo) … Added three sacks, nine tackles for loss, five fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and three INTs … Earned All-MWC first-team honors … Finished with 69 tackles, three sacks and five tackles for loss as a redshirt freshman … Added one forced fumble, one INT and three passes defensed … Moved into starting lineup at MLB for the final seven games … Majored in criminal justice.

PERSONAL

Single … Resides in Oakland, Calif. … Attended Bishop O’Dowd High (Calif.) … Played for 1999 National Coach of the Year Paul Perenon … Named to the Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times and San Francisco Examiner first-team defenses ...Hayward Area Athletic League’s Defensive Player of the Year honoree … Registered a team-high 98 tackles with four sacks, two interceptions and a pair of fumble recoveries as a senior LB … Totaled 583 yards and 10 TDs as RB in 1999...Led school to back-to-back (1997-98) NorCal Section 3A and HAAL championships...Also competed in track … Full name: Kirk Morrison.


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