The Cleveland Browns selected Iowa Hawkeye LB Christian Kirksey with the 7th pick in the 3rd round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Kirksey was one of nine true freshman to play for the Hawkeyes in 2010 and has been a force on the Iowa defense ever since. Kirksey was named a permanent team captain during his junior and senior years for Iowa.
Kirksey, from St. Louis, played alongside LBs James Morris and Anthony Hitchens in what was arguably the best trio of linebackers in the Big Ten in 2013. Kirksey represented the Hawkeyes in the 2014 Senior Bowl and was named honorable mention by both coaches and media for All-Big Ten in 2013. For more information on Christian Kirksey, visit Hawkeyesports.com .