Watch: Flashing back to Cardinals draft pick Kirk’s Arizona HS career
The Arizona Cardinals drafted a local product Friday, selecting Texas A&M wide receiver and Saguaro High School alum Christian Kirk in the second round.
Kirk was a standout player for the Sabercats, where he won three state titles.
He had 22 total touchdowns in his first two seasons but broke out as a junior when he was used as both a runner and a pass-catcher. He had 65 receptions for 1,164 yards with 17 touchdowns while as a runner, he had 825 yards and 13 additional touchdowns.
In his senior year, Kirk rushed for 1,692 yards and 25 touchdowns while also catching 61 balls for 1,187 yards and 17 more touchdowns.
That earned him the label of a five-star recruit for 247 Sports, which ranked him as the No. 25 recruit in the country.
He committed to Texas A&M, where he showed off his versatility.
Kirk recorded at least 919 receiving yards in each of his first three seasons for the Aggies and scored 26 touchdowns, not to mention seven more scores as a return man.
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound receiver joins Larry Fitzgerald, Brice Butler, J.J. Nelson and Chad Williams on the Cardinals’ receiver group heading into the 2018 season.