Christian Kirksey


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August 31, 1992

NFL Experience:

9 Seasons

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Christian Kirksey appeared in 114 career games with 94 starts with the Browns (2014-19), Packers (2020) and Texans (2021-22). He played six seasons (2014-19) with the Browns. During that time, he appeared in 73 games and registered 463 tackles, 11.5 sacks, two interceptions, 16 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Christian signed a one-day contract to retire as a Cleveland Brown on April 16, 2024. He served as a captain in each of his final three seasons with the Browns. He was named the Browns 2018 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year and also the Texans 2022 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, earning the rare distinction of being the nominee of two different teams for one of the league’s most prestigious awards. Christian created the Kirkoland Foundation with the purpose to aid and encourage individuals to be them, be proud, be their own rockstar.

Career Highlights

Pro Career

  • 114 Career NFL Games
  • 94 NFL Games with the Browns (2014–2019)
  • 9-year NFL Career

Career Transactions

  • Originally drafted by Cleveland in the third round (71st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft
  • The first of the Browns’ two third-round selections
  • Released by the Browns on March 10, 2020
  • Signed by the Green Bay Packers on March 16, 2020
  • Released by the Packers on Feb. 19, 2021
  • Signed by the Houston Texans on March 24, 2021
  • Released by the Texans on Aug. 28, 2023


  • Named the Browns 2018 Walter Payton Man of the Year
  • Named the Texans 2022 Walter Payton Man of the Year
  • Voted the 2016 PFWA Dino Lucarelli Good Guy award winner
  • Browns 2014 Maurice Bassett Award winner, given to team’s most outstanding rookie during training camp

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