ARIZONA CARDINALS

Watch: Flashing back to Cardinals draft pick Kirk’s Arizona HS career

Apr 27, 2018, 6:16 PM

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.

Comments

Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Arizona Cardinals

Cam Akers #23 of the Los Angeles Rams runs with the ball as Zaven Collins #25 and Marco Wilson #20 ...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Cardinals’ 2021 NFL Draft class lands at No. 13 in ESPN ranking

The group of Cardinals rookies led by CB Marco Wilson, WR Rondale Moore and LB Zaven Collins were among ESPN's top 15 NFL draft classes.
20 hours ago
Adrian Wilson before the NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers at the ...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Cardinals’ Adrian Wilson being linked to Jaguars’ GM job

Cardinals VP of professional personnel Adrian Wilson is reportedly being targeted by the Jaguars for their general manager job.
20 hours ago
Running back James Conner (Jeremy Grant Schnell/Arizona Sports)...
Tyler Drake

The 5: Arizona Cardinals’ in-house free agent priorities this offseason

The Cardinals certainly have a lot of decisions to make this offseason. A look at Arizona's biggest in-house free agent priorities:
2 days ago
(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)...
Arizona Sports

Cardinals grant $250K for new turf field at Phoenix elementary school

The Cardinals recently handed out a $250,000 grant for the installation of a synthetic turf field at James W. Rice Elementary School.
2 days ago
Budda Baker #3 of the Arizona Cardinals returns an interception against the San Francisco 49ers at ...
Alex Weiner

Cardinals safety Budda Baker selected to PFWA All-NFC team

Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker made the Professional Football Writers of America All-NFC team for the second straight year.
3 days ago
Owner Michael Bidwill (R) and general manager Steve Keim of the Arizona Cardinals look on during tr...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Cardinals engulfed in offseason chatter early on

It's been quite the roller coaster of conflicting reports since the Cardinals were bounced from the NFC Wild Card game just over a week ago.
3 days ago
Watch: Flashing back to Cardinals draft pick Kirk’s Arizona HS career