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Kirk Merritt
Player Profile:
Kirk Merritt 3137047
Position: WR
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
Hometown: Destrehan, La.
Other College: East Mississippi CC
Experience: Transfer

COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Helped lead an 11-1 East Mississippi Community College Lions team to the 2017 NJCAA national championship (team’s fourth in seven years) and MACJC state title (team’s sixth in nine years) . . . Selected NJCAA All-Region 23 and MACJC All-State First Team as both a wide receiver and kick returner as a sophomore . . . Led EMCC with 52 receptions, averaging 12.1 yards per catch with four touchdown grabs on the year . . . Also averaged 32.8 yards on six kickoff returns as well as 14.9 yards on 15 punt returns during the season . . . Caught seven passes for a season-high 180 yards, including an 80-yard catch and run, during the season opener against Jones County . . . Made a season-high eight grabs in wins over Itawamba and Hinds . . .Tabbed MACJC Special Teams Player of the Week by returning two kickoffs for 98 total yards (long of 62 yards) plus adding a 40-yard punt return to go along with his eight receptions during 51-41 road win over Hinds . . . Had a 58-yard punt return for a touchdown in 59-0 victory at Northeast Mississippi . . .

COLLEGE: Transferred to East Mississippi from Texas A&M after previously playing his freshman season at Oregon . . . Saw action in 11 games as a collegiate rookie at Oregon in 2015 . . . Caught five passes for 61 yards and had three rushes for 13 yards on the year . . . Also had a 28-yard kick return and made seven tackles on special teams for the Ducks . . . Longest reception (28 yds) and longest rush (10 yds) of his freshman year came against Oregon State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Won Nike’s SPARQ (Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction & Quickness) National Championship in 2014 . . . Helped lead 14-1 Destrehan High School to the 2014 Louisiana Class 5A state championship game . . . Was listed as the No. 5 prospect in Louisiana according to the NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune Nifty 50 . . . Two-time selection to the All-District 7-5A Team . . . Runner-up in both the 100 and 200 meters at the Louisiana track and field state championships as a senior . . . Two-time district and region champion in the 100 meters . . . Posted personal-best times of 10.44 in the 100 meters and 21.52 in the 200 meters . . . Listed as 3-star recruit by Rivals.com following the 2018 season and as a four-star prospect coming out of high school . . . Ranked as the No. 41 junior college player in the nation by Rivals . . . 3-star recruit by 247Sports.com, ranking him as the No. 46 overall and No. 4 wide receiver in the nation among junior college players.

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