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Denver Kirkland
Denver Kirkland

#55 Denver Kirkland

Offensive Lineman | Junior | 6-5 | 340 | Miami, Fla. | Booker T. Washington HS

Junior (2015)
» Phil Steele All-SEC Third Team (Dec. 17)

Slid out from right guard to left tackle, starting all 13 games there while extending his consecutive starts streak to 34 over his three seasons … Participated in nearly 900 snaps and graded out at more than 80 percent in nine of 13 contests this season, including the last seven games … Paved the way for running back Alex Collins to run for over 1,500 yards and become just the third player in SEC history with three straight 1,000-yard campaigns to begin his career … Collins tied for the SEC lead with 10 100-yard rushing games, equaling Darren McFadden’s program single-season record … Arkansas led the SEC with five 200-yard rushing games in league play and had a total of eight on the year.

Sophomore (2014)
Appeared and started in all 13 contests at right guard … Participated in more than 750 snaps and averaged an offensive line grade of 79 percent … Allowed only one sack on the season and was penalized just three times … Blocked for RBs Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams, who were the only FBS teammates to each rush for 1,000-plus yards in the 2014 season … Helped protect QB Brandon Allen as the offensive line led the SEC with 14 sacks allowed … at No. 6 Auburn (Aug. 30): Graded out at a season-high 91 percent with five knock downs and allowed 0 sacks … at Texas Tech (Sept. 13): Tallied a season-high seven knockdown blocks and allowed Arkansas to gain over 400 yards on the ground … vs. UAB (Oct. 25): Notched eight knockdowns, graded at 88 percent and allowed 0 sacks in Arkansas’ homecoming win … at No. 1 Mississippi State (Nov. 1): Registered five knockdown blocks on 77 snaps, grading out at 77 percent.

Freshman (2013)
Appeared in all 12 games and started the final eight games of the season at offensive guard … 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 broke the single-season school record by only allowing 8.0 sacks … vs. No. 10 Texas A&M (Sept. 29): Registered first collegiate start 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 … at No. 18 Florida (Oct. 5): Played all 77 snaps as Arkansas rushed for 111 yards, the first team to top 100 yards on the ground in Gainesville since Sept. 22, 2012 … vs. No. 14 South Carolina (Oct. 12): 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.

High School
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 … Tabbed by ESPN as the No. 12 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 20 overall prospect in Florida … Rivals.com pegged him 13th in the country at tackle and 19th overall in the state … Named first-team all-state his senior season after anchoring an offensive line that allowed Booker T. Washington High School 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 … Named first-team all-state his junior campaign 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 … Coached by by Tim Harris … Chose Arkansas over Ole Miss, Miami, Florida State and South Florida.

Personal
Born on March 6, 1994 … Son of Demetrica Roker … Majoring in communication.