At Stanford: Since returning to Stanford after his two-year Mormon Mission, Kirk has started 34 consecutive games at left tackle over the past three years and established himself as one of the best in the country ... He enters the 2003 campaign as the only offensive lineman with starting experience ... Recruited by the Cardinal in 1997 as one of the top prep offensive linemen in the country out of Provo High School in Utah ... He spent two years (1998 and '99 seasons) on a Mormon Mission in Berlin, Germany, before returning to Stanford in the Spring of 2000... The oldest player on the team at 24 and the only married player as well ... Has earned academic all-conference recognition the past two years.
The 2002 Season: Started all 11 games at left tackle for the third straight season ... Named First-Team Academic All-Pac-10 and Second-Team District-8 Academic All-America ... One of the team's anchors on the offensive line.
The 2001 Season: For the second straight year, Kirk started every game of the season at left tackle ... Named Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 and Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10 in 2001 ... A solid force for the Cardinal on the offensive line ... His play was one of the main reasons Stanford's rushing attack turned in the third best season in Stanford history.
The 2000 Season: Returned to The Farm as a 21-year old freshman after his two-year mission ... In his first season at Stanford, Kirk earned the starting assignment at left tackle and held that position throughout the '00 campaign ... He started all 11 games and was an integral part of the Cardinal's offensive line ... Co-winner with Chris Lewis of the Menlo-Atherton Trophy as the team's top freshman.
The 1998-99 Seasons: Did not play football while spending both seasons as part of a Mormon Mission in Berlin, Germany.
In High School: A SuperPrep All-American as an offensive lineman as a senior at Provo High School in 1997 ... He started on both offense and defense for three years ... As a defensive lineman his senior season, he had nine sacks and five fumbles forced ... Named to the Tacoma News Tribune's Western Top-100 ... He was named First-Team All-State and First-Team Academic All-State his senior season as an offensive lineman ... He was named First-Team All-Region on offense for three years ... Played four years of varsity basketball in high school and was a member of an AAU All-Star basketball team ... Vice President of his school ... Member of his school's choir for four years ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal Information: Married Marilyn Ord on June 23, 2001 ... Public Policy and German Studies major ... Earned prestigious honor of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.