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#55 Denver Kirkland
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 348
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Booker T. Washington HS
Experience: 1 Letter
Denver Kirkland Bio
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/16/2013

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  • Athlon Freshman All-American (Third Team) - 2013
  • 247Sports True Freshman All-American (Second Team) - 2013
  • SEC All-Freshman Team - 2013
  • ESPN SEC All-Underclassmen Team - 2013

2013: Kirkland appeared in all 12 games and started the final eight games of the season at offensive guard ... was named a Freshman All-American and to the SEC All-Freshman Team after blocking as Alex Collins became the second freshman in school history and 10th true freshman in SEC history to rush for 1,000 yards ... the offensive line also allowed the Razorbacks to produce eight individual 100-yard rushing performances and rush for more than 200 yards as a team nine times ... Collins and Jonathan Williams became the second Razorback duo to each reach at least 900 rushing yards in one season, joining Darren McFadden and Felix Jones from 2006 and 2007 ... the offensive line also broke the single-season school record by only allowing 8.0 sacks ... Arkansas led the SEC and tied for second in the NCAA with an average of 0.67 sacks allowed per game ... the Razorbacks’ average of one sack allowed for every 37.63 pass attempts was the best in the conference and seventh in the nation ... Arkansas also ranked fourth in the SEC and 23rd in the NCAA in rushing offense with an average of 208.7 yards per game on the ground ... Kirkland played 43 snaps in the 24-3 win vs. Southern Miss as the offense gained 258 yards rushing and put the game away with 13:07 time of possession in the 4th quarter ... made his first collegiate start vs. No. 10 Texas A&M and earned a grade of 73 percent with six knockdown blocks while playing all 70 snaps as the Razorbacks gained 483 yards of total offense, 201 rushing and 282 passing, and averaged 7.3 yards per play ... in a return to his home state, he played all 77 snaps at No. 18 Florida as Arkansas rushed for 111 yards, the first team to top 100 yards on the ground in Gainesville since Sept. 22, 2012 ... against No. 14 South Carolina, he graded at 90 percent and registered four knockdown blocks, helping the offense average 6.7 yards per play while rushing for 218 yards and allowing 0 sacks ... played every offensive snap at No. 1 Alabama as Arkansas became the first team since Texas A&M in 2012 to rush for 100 yards in Tuscaloosa, finishing the game with 165 yards on the ground ... registered 11 knockdown blocks with a grade of 71 percent vs. No. 8 Auburn, allowing the Razorbacks to rush for 222 yards and total 346 yards of offense while possessing the ball for 34:14, the team’s highest time of possession against a top-10 team since 2008 ... at Ole Miss, he earned a team-high grade of 83 percent and recorded five knockdown blocks as the Razorbacks averaged 5.8 yards per rush and allowed no sacks on 32 pass attempts ... against Mississippi State, he earned a grade of 80 percent as Arkansas rushed for 225 yards and allowed zero sacks ... at No. 15 LSU, the Razorbacks averaged 5.7 yards per play, including 5.4 yards per rush, while allowing just one sack and scoring on all five Red Zone trips.

HIGH SCHOOL: Kirkland is a versatile lineman who was ranked as the No. 5 offensive guard in the country by Scout.com and 13th at the position by 247Sports.com, while ESPN tabbed him as the No. 12 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 20 overall prospect in Florida and Rivals.com pegged him 13th in the country at tackle and 19th overall in the state ... his senior season, he was named first-team all-state after anchoring an offensive line that allowed Booker T. Washington to average 53.5 points and 431.2 yards of total offense per game and win the 4A state championship with a 13-1 final record ... selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game following the state championship ... as a junior, he was named first-team all-state after the Tornadoes won 13 games and advanced to the state championship game behind an offense that averaged 41.7 points and 404.9 total yards per game ... he was coached at Booker T. Washington by Tim Harris ... Kirkland chose Arkansas over Ole Miss, Miami, Florida State and South Florida.

PERSONAL: Born March 6, 1994, he is the son of Demetrica Roker.


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