Dre Kirkpatrick

Dre Kirkpatrick

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Kirkpatrick in 2012
No. 27Cincinnati Bengals
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-10-26) October 26, 1989
Place of birth: Gadsden, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Gadsden (AL) City
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2016
Tackles: 130
Sacks: 1.0
Forced Fumbles: 0
Pass Deflections: 31
Interceptions: 7
Defensive Touchdowns: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

D'Andre Lawan "Dre" Kirkpatrick (born October 26, 1989) is an American football cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Bengals in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.[1] He played college football at Alabama. Kirkpatrick was rated as one of the top high school defensive backs in the country.[2]

High school career

Kirkpatrick attended Gadsden City High School, where he played for the Gadsden City Titans high school football team. He was a teammate of fellow Crimson Tide players Jerrell Harris and Kendall Kelly. He completed his senior football season in the fall of 2008. Kirkpatrick participated in the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl & the 2008 Alabama Mississippi All-Star Football Classic, where he was recorded at 6 ft 2 in and 180 lbs.

Kirkpatrick played his final three high school seasons at Gadsden City (35 games) and finished his career with 193 tackles, 17 interceptions, three returned for a touchdown, 36 pass breakups, two sacks, one punt return touchdown, one kick return touchdown and one receiving touchdown. After completion of his senior season he was awarded as the ASWA 6A back of the year as well as a first team all-state defensive back for the second consecutive year.[3]

Entering February 2009, Dre Kirkpatrick was one of the most highly rated and sought after high school football recruits in the country, having been awarded a five-star rating by national recruiting outlets Rivals.com[4] and Scout.com.[5]

On February 7, 2009, Kirkpatrick ended months of recruiting, committing to the Alabama Crimson Tide on National Signing Day,[6] as he announced his decision live on ESPNU.

Professional career

2012 NFL Draft

Kirkpatrick was selected 17th overall in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. On May 18, 2012, he signed a four-year $8.6 million contract with the Bengals which includes a $4.7 million signing bonus.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 186 lb30 12 in9 38 in 4.50 s 1.53 s 2.57 s 7.20 s 35 in 10 ft 0 in
All values from NFL combine

Cincinnati Bengals


Kirkpatrick was drafted by the Bengals in the first round, 12th overall, in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played in five games his rookie season registering only four total tackles after suffering a knee injury during the preseason and missing the first eight games of the season. He then suffered a concussion in Week 12 that sidelined him for the rest of the season.[7]


He played in 14 games in 2013 with three starts including the playoff Wild Card game. He finished the 2013 season with 30 tackles, five passes defensed and three interceptions.[7]


Kirkpatrick played in all 16 regular-season games with two starts along with a start in the Wild Card playoff game. On December 14, against Cleveland, he recorded his first start of the season and recorded his first interception of the season from Johnny Manziel and defended a pass.[7] On December 22, he intercepted Peyton Manning twice, one returned for a touchdown and the other was the game ending interception in the final minutes of the game. He finished the 2014 season with 23 tackles, seven passes defensed and three interceptions.[7]


In 2015, he played in all 16 regular-season games with 15 starts and started the Wild Card playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He finished the season with 70 tackles and 16 passes defensed.[7]


  1. Lourie, Steven. "Cincinnati Bengals 2012 Draft Grades". Retrieved May 3, 2012.
  2. Gadsden City High's Dre Kirkpatrick is The News' top super senior
  3. "Football Recruiting". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  4. "Alabama Commit List for 2009". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  5. "Football Recruiting". Scout.com. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  6. Watts, Tim (2009-02-04). "Dre Stays Home". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  7. 1 2 3 4 5 Cincinnati Bengals (2012-12-25). "Dre Kirkpatrick". Cincinnati Bengals. Retrieved 2014-12-16.

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