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Raphael Kirby






223 lbs.




Stone Mountain, Ga.



High School

Stephenson HS

Raphael Kirby - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2015 (Senior): Elected one of three team captains…Suffered season-ending injury in Week 7 matchup with Virginia Tech…Made season debut in start vs. Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 5) and registered one tackle…Recorded game-high and career-high 12 tackles (three solo) in start at FAU (Sept. 11)…Led team and recorded game-high 10 tackles (four solo) in start vs. Nebraska (Sept. 19)…Added 0.5 TFLs vs. Cornhuskers…Led team in tackles for third straight game in start at Cincinnati, tallying 11 stops (three solo) and 1.0 TFLs (four yards)…Totaled six tackles (five solo) in start at Florida State (Oct. 10)…Had four tackles vs. Virginia Tech (Oct. 17) before suffering knee injury that will cause him to miss remainder of season.

2014 (Junior): Made career-first start in season opener at Louisville, matching then-career high with five tackles…Recorded career-first fumble recovery against Cardinals…Made second consecutive start against FAMU, recording two tackles…Recorded first career interception on fake punt attempt in start against Arkansas State…Tied for the team lead with seven tackles in start against Nebraska…Added team-high six tackles (four solo) and one TFL in start against Duke…Had three solo tackles in start against Georgia Tech…Had three tackles and second interception of season in start against Cincinnati, returning it for 10 yards…Added four tackles including one TFL in start against Virginia Tech…Recorded two tackles in start against North Carolina…Added five tackles, one TFL, one forced fumble and one PBU in start against Florida State…Had five tackles (three solo) and 0.5 TFL in start against Virginia…Credited with six tackles and one forced fumble in start against Pittsburgh…Totaled four tackles and one TFL in Duck Commander Independence Bowl start against South Carolina.

2013 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 13 games, mostly on special teams … Tallied 10 tackles – eight solo – with 2.5 tackles-for-loss and one sack … Recorded season-high four tackles with 2.5 TFLs and one sack in road win at USF … Added two tackles vs. Virginia … Had tackle and PBU in road win at Pitt … Made two stops vs. Louisville in Russell Athletic Bowl … Earned letter.

2012 (True Freshman): Played in seven games on special teams and as reserve linebacker … Tallied 16 tackles, including nine solo stops … Made Miami debut at Notre Dame … Recorded season-high five tackles against Irish … Added four tackles against North Carolina and USF … Earned letter.

High School: Four-star prospect at outside linebacker by all three major scouting entities: ESPN, and … Earned positional ranking of No. 4 and overall national ranking of No. 89 regardless of position by … Has earned praise for hitting ability and strength … Transferred from Parkview HS to Stephenson HS for senior season … As sophomore at Parkview collected 93 tackles, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and two sacks … Had 120 tackles, 21 tackles-for-loss and three sacks as junior at Parkview … Finished senior campaign with 121 tackles, 18.5 sacks and 23 tackles-for-loss at Stephenson … Was selected for 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Named to 2011 Super Southeast 120 by Mobile Press-Register … Was coached by Ron Gartrell at Stephenson High School … Chose UM over Georgia, Florida, Stanford and USC.

2015 6-6 17 27 44 1.5 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 13-13 28 26 54 4.5 8 0.0 0 2 1 1 2 11
2013 13-0 8 2 10 2.5 5 1.0 3 0 0 1  0   0 
2012 7-0 9 7 16 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CAREER 39-19 62 62 124 8.5 18 1.0 3 2 1 2 2 11