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Terry Kirby

Terry Kirby
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Position: Running Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-01-20) January 20, 1970
Place of birth: Hampton, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Tabb (VA)
College: Virginia
NFL draft: 1993 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • USA Today High School All-American (1988)
  • Parade All-American (1988)
Career NFL statistics
Carries: 761
Total Yards: 2,875
Rushing Touchdowns: 27
Stats at

Terry Gayle Kirby (born January 20, 1970) is a former professional American football player who played ten seasons in the NFL from 1993 to 2002. A 6'1" running back from the University of Virginia, he is the brother of baseball player Wayne Kirby.


  • High school 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
  • Camp Wekeela 4
  • References 5

High school

Kirby played high school football at Tabb High School in York County, Virginia, leading his team to a state championship in 1987. He was selected to Parade's All-America team and the USA Today All-USA team after his senior year in 1988.[1][2] As of 2014, he holds the Virginia High School League records for most 100-yard rushing games, career (36), most consecutive 100-yard games (26), and career rushing attempts (995). He ranks fourth in career points scored, third in career touchdowns, and second in career rushing yards with 7,428. In 2007, he was inducted into the Virginia High School League Hall of Fame.[3]

Also a standout high school basketball player, his 2,246 career points rank 17th on the all-time VHSL scoring list. Participating in the 1988 Arby's Classic, he holds the tournament records for most field-goal attempts, game (33), and most field-goal attempts, tournament (105).[4]

College career

Kirby played running back for the University of Virginia from 1989-1992, finishing his career as the school's all-time leader in rushing yards (3,348), a mark that has since been eclipsed by Tiki Barber and Thomas Jones. He led the ACC in rushing in 1990 and 1992. He led his team in receptions his junior and senior seasons and ranks fifth in career all-purpose yards at UVA.[5]

Professional career

Kirby was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 1993. His best year as a pro came during the 1996 season as a member of the San Francisco 49ers, when he started 10 games and rushed for 559 yards on 134 carries. He finished his NFL career with 2,875 rushing yards, 3,222 receiving yards and 43 total touchdowns (including three kickoff returns and one punt return for touchdown). He also completed 4 passes on 6 attempts in his career, with three touchdowns and no interceptions.[6]

Following his NFL career, Kirby worked as a personal trainer.[7]

Camp Wekeela

Kirby spends his summers working with children at Camp Wekeela. He dedicates his time to teach special programs like tackle football, strength and fitness and speed training.[8]


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