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Kirk Elsworth
#40 Kirk Elsworth
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
City/State: Goodrich, MI
High School: Goodrich High School
Experience: High School

2007:  Appeared in six games ... involved in 11 special teams snaps vs. Indiana (9/8) ... had one solo tackle vs. Missouri (9/15) ... contributed in a total 15 snaps vs. Central Conn. State (9/22) and vs. Iowa (11/17) ... had one carry for 19 yards vs. Temple (11/24), appeared in season high 18 snaps ... involved in 76 snaps.

2006: Appeared in all 13 games ... had one rush for four yards vs. Toledo (9/9) ... rushed one time for five yards vs. Temple (9/23) ... had three receptions for nine yards vs. Florida State (11/18).

2005: Appeared in 10 games and made one start as a true freshman ... finished season with 61 yards on 18 carries, six kick returns for 110 yards, one punt return for 14 yards, two tackles and one blocked kick ... made collegiate debut at Virginia (9/3) and first collegiate start against Ball State (10/8), finishing with 10 carries for 26 yards ... rushed for a career-high 29 yards at Toledo (9/10) and blocked a punt against the Rockets, which resulted in a Jamarko Simmons touchdown ... recorded three kick returns for 81 yards against Central Michigan (11/12), including a season-high 45-yard return.

HIGH SCHOOL: Running back, safety, kicker, punter, kick returner ... Associated Press Class B All-State selection ... No. 31 on the Detroit Free Press Fab 50 list ... Free Press All-State and Dream Team member ... Flint Journal Player of the Year ... established MHSSA season records for scoring (379 points) and touchdowns (52) ... rushed for 2,867 yards last season, second-most in state history ... averaged 11.3 yards over 254 carries ... set a school record with 313 rushing yards in a game ... “He’s one of 200 kids in the country recruited to run with the football. That’s a special group,” high school coach Tom Alward told the Flint Journal.

PERSONAL: Education major ... parents are Ric and Rebecca Elsworth ... born April 15, 1987 in Flint, Mich.

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