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Dre Kirkpatrick
CB #27
Height:
6-2
Weight:
185
Age:
24
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Gadsden, AL
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
30
SCK
1.0
FF
0
INT
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 34 27 7 1.0 0 5 3 21 -- 21 1 0 1
2013 CIN 14 3 30 23 7 1.0 0 5 3 21 7 21 1 0 1
2012 CIN 5 0 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @CHI L 21-24 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 PIT W 20-10 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 GB W 34-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @CLE L 6-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 NE W 13-6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @BUF W 27-24 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @DET W 27-24 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
8 NYJ W 49-9 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @MIA L 20-22 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @BAL L 17-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 CLE W 41-20 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @SD W 17-10 -- 0 0 -- -- 1 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
14 IND W 42-28 6 6 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @PIT L 20-30 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 MIN W 42-14 2 2 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 BAL W 34-17 9 4 5 -- 0 3 2 21 10.5 21 1 0 --

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Bio

2013 GENERAL: Played in 14 games (Games 1-2 and 5-16), with starts in Games 14-16 at LCB in place of injured Terence Newman ... Had 30 tackles on defense and four on special teams ... Had three INTs (one returned for TD), one sack and five passes defensed ... Inactive for Games 3-4 due to hamstring injury.

2013 HIGHLIGHTS: Two tackles on defense Oct. 20 at Detroit, seeing increased action after injury to CB Leon Hall ... One tackle and one QB pressure Nov. 10 at Baltimore … Two tackles Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland, including his first career sack, one-yarder of Jason Campbell ... Won a 50-50 ball from Pro Bowl TE Antonio Gates at Bengals 25 in the third quarter Dec. 1 at San Diego, and Bengals responded with TD drive to take lead for good at 14-7 ... Led secondary with five tackles Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis ... First career start Dec. 15 at Pittsburgh, subbing for injured Terence Newman, and logged four tackles ... Started Dec. 22 vs. Minnesota and had two tackles and a pass defensed ... Started Dec. 29 vs. Baltimore and had career-high nine tackles (led secondary) with two INTs; the second returned 21 yards for TD in fourth quarter.

The first of two Bengals 2012 first-round draft selections, Kirkpatrick played a bigger role this season after being limited by injuries to five games as a rookie ... Tied for team lead in INTs (three) ... Saw increased action since Oct. 20 loss of CB Leon Hall to Achilles injury, and has assumed starting LCB role during Terence Newman’s absence due to knee injury Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis ... Had first career sack, then an interception, in back to back games (Games 11-12) ... Logged a two-INT game in season finale Dec. 29 vs. Baltimore, with second INT returned 21 yards for TD ... Kirkpatrick was a multiple first-team All-America selection at Alabama and helped lead team in ’11 to its second BCS National Championship in his three years at the school.

2013 GENERAL: Played in 14 games (Games 1-2 and 5-16), with starts in Games 14-16 at LCB in place of injured Terence Newman ... Had 30 tackles on defense and four on special teams ... Had three INTs (one returned for TD), one sack and five passes defensed ... Inactive for Games 3-4 due to hamstring injury.

2013 HIGHLIGHTS: Two tackles on defense Oct. 20 at Detroit, seeing increased action after injury to CB Leon Hall ... One tackle and one QB pressure Nov. 10 at Baltimore … Two tackles Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland, including his first career sack, one-yarder of Jason Campbell ... Won a 50-50 ball from Pro Bowl TE Antonio Gates at Bengals 25 in the third quarter Dec. 1 at San Diego, and Bengals responded with TD drive to take lead for good at 14-7 ... Led secondary with five tackles Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis ... First career start Dec. 15 at Pittsburgh, subbing for injured Terence Newman, and logged four tackles ... Started Dec. 22 vs. Minnesota and had two tackles and a pass defensed ... Started Dec. 29 vs. Baltimore and had career-high nine tackles (led secondary) with two INTs; the second returned 21 yards for TD in fourth quarter.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Cincinnati in first round of 2012 NFL Draft (17th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-18-12.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2012—Played in five Games (Games 8-12) ... Had two tackles on defense and two on special teams ... Missed all four preseason games, as well as Games 1-7 of regular season, due to a knee injury ... Inactive for Games 13-14 due to a concussion suffered Dec. 2 at San Diego, and was inactive for Game 15 due to a recurrence of the knee problem ... Not on the roster for Game 16, as he was placed Dec. 25 on Reserve/Injured list ... Made NFL debut Nov. 4 vs. Denver, playing on special teams ... Saw first defensive action of his career late in the game Nov. 11 vs. N.Y. Giants (no statistics), replacing injured CB Adam Jones ... Saw his first extensive action on defense Nov. 18 at Kansas City, logging two tackles ... Had one special teams tackle Nov. 25 vs. Oakland.

COLLEGE: Played three seasons (2009-11) at Alabama, helping Tide to 36-4 record that included BCS national championships in ’09 (14-0 record) and ’11 (13-1 record) ... Played in 38 games, with starts in 25 contests (12 as a sophomore and 13 as a junior) ... Totaled 91 tackles, three INTs, 16 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a TD on a blocked punt return ... Started all 13 games as a senior for unbeaten BCS national champs ... Had no INTs as a senior (nine passes defensed and two forced fumbles), but analysts recognized opponents’ reluctance to throw in his area, and he still earned first-team All-America honors from Football Writers Association and Pro Football Weekly, along with second-team nod from Associated Press.

BRINGING THE 'SWAG': At Alabama, Kirkpatrick’s confident playing style earned him the nickname “Swag,” as in swagger. “It’s an attitude,” Kirkpatrick says. “It’s a brand. It just makes you feel good. You can’t teach it. I like to have a lot of swag about what I do, confidence in what I do. When you see me out there, you don’t have to worry about, ‘Is he nervous?’ I’m not nervous, because I know what I’m supposed to do, and I trust my technique.”

PERSONAL: Hometown is Gadsden, Ala. ... Attended Gadsden (Ala.) City High School, where he earned ratings among elite college CB prospects in nation ... Earned All-America honors from Parade, USA Today and Super Prep ... Was general studies major at Alabama ... First name is pronounced “DRAY.”

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    Posted Dec 2, 2013

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