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Dre Kirkpatrick
CB #27
Height:
6-2
Weight:
190
Age:
24
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Gadsden, AL
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
7
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 41 34 7 1.0 0 5 3 21 -- 21 1 0 1
2014 CIN 6 0 7 7 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
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 @BAL W 23-16 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 ATL W 24-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 TEN W 33-7 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @NE L 17-43 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 CAR L 37-37 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @IND L 0-27 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

      The first of Bengals’ two 2012 first-round draft selections, Kirkpatrick increased his role in ’13 and looks to challenge for more time on defense in ’14 … Is also a standout on punt coverage team ... Tied for ’13 team lead in INTs (three) ... Stepped up last season after Oct. 20 loss of CB Leon Hall to Achilles injury, and assumed starting LCB role during Terence Newman’s late-season absence due to knee injury ... Logged a two-INT game in season finale on Dec. 29 vs. Baltimore, with second INT returned 21 yards for TD ... A multiple first-team All-America selection at Alabama, he helped lead team in 2011 to its second BCS National Championship in his three years at the school.

      The first of Bengals’ two 2012 first-round draft selections, Kirkpatrick increased his role in ’13 and looks to challenge for more time on defense in ’14 … Is also a standout on punt coverage team ... Tied for ’13 team lead in INTs (three) ... Stepped up last season after Oct. 20 loss of CB Leon Hall to Achilles injury, and assumed starting LCB role during Terence Newman’s late-season absence due to knee injury ... Logged a two-INT game in season finale on Dec. 29 vs. Baltimore, with second INT returned 21 yards for TD ... A multiple first-team All-America selection at Alabama, he helped lead team in 2011 to its second BCS National Championship in his three years at the school.

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

       2014 highlights: Has played in Games 1-5 and has four tackles on defense and two on special teams ... Two tackles on defense and one on special teams on Sept. 7 at Baltimore … On Sept. 14 vs. Atlanta, downed a punt at the four-yard line and teamed with LS Clark Harris to down another at the one ... One tackle on Sept. 21 vs. Tennessee ... One tackle on Oct. 5 at New England ... One special teams tackle on Oct. 12 vs. Carolina.

    Previous seasons: 2012—Worked his way back from preseason knee injury to make debut in Game 8, Nov. 4 vs. Denver, but a concussion suffered in Game 12 at San Diego, combined with recurrence of knee injury, sidelined him for remainder of season ... Played in five Games (Games 8-12), with two tackles on defense and two on special teams ... Saw first defensive action of his career late in game on Nov. 11 vs. N.Y. Giants (no statistics), replacing injured CB Adam Jones ... Saw his first extensive action on defense on Nov. 18 at Kansas City, logging two tackles. 2013—Played in 14 games (Games 1-2 and 5-16), with starts at LCB in Games 14-16 and Wild Card playoff, in place of injured Terence Newman ... Had 30 tackles on defense and four on special teams ... Tied for team lead with three INTs (one returned for TD), one sack and five passes defensed ... Inactive for Games 3-4 due to hamstring injury ... Two tackles on defense Oct. 20 at Detroit, seeing increased action after injury to CB Leon Hall ... 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 on Dec. 1 at San Diego, and Bengals responded with TD drive to take lead for good at 14-7 ... Led secondary with five tackles on Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis ... First career start on 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 ... Two tackles in Wild Card playoff on 1-5-14 vs. San Diego.

    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) ... Entered NFL draft after junior season ... 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 junior for unbeaten BCS national champs ... Had no INTs as a junior (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.

    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 ... General studies major at Alabama ... First name is pronounced “DRAY.”

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