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Cody Kirby
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Cody Kirby

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rogers, Ark.

High School:
Rogers High

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200

Position:
Quarterback

  Three-year starter who enters 2010 as arguably the top signal caller in the Missouri Valley Football Conference ... Enters final season ranked No. 1 in Missouri State history in TD passes (37) and No. 2 in passing yards (5,876), completions (511), attempts (859), and plays (1,136), third in total offense (6,309) and 4th in completion percentage (59.5%) ... Ranked as the No. 12 Division I FCS quarterback by Phil Steele's College Football Preview ... Was 47-for-79 in three spring scrimmages for 509 yards ... Enters season with 30 consecutive starts (14-16) and 13 career 200-yard passing games.

2009: Earned All-MVFC honorable mention honors after ranking fourth in the conference in total offense (2,116), passing yards (2,114) and pass efficiency (123.8) ... Was 51st nationally among all NCAA FCS quarterbacks in pass efficiency and 52nd in total offense (192.36) ... Finished the year 181-for-293 (.618) for 2,120 yards and 11 touchdowns, the fourth-best season in MSU history in passing yardage ... Collected MSU Offensive Player of the Week honors after going 19-for-32 for 248 yards and two TDs against Illinois State (10/31/09) ... Fired for a career-best 341 yards in fourth-quarter, come-from-behind win at Western Illinois (10/17/09) ... Set career standards for attempts (46), completions (29) and yards (288) the previous week in narrow 24-17 loss to eventual league champ South Dakota State (10/10/09), while getting a season-high 59 rushing yards ... Posted additional 200-yard efforts in wins over Murray State (9/19/09) with 223 yards (17-for-28) and at Youngstown State (10/3/09) with 252 yards (19-for-28) ... Also passed for season-best three touchdowns in win over Murray State ... Was preseason All-MVFC honorable mention at QB.

2008: Earned All-MVFC Second Team honors and finished second in the league in passing yards per game (183.1), third in total offense (202.5) and 10th in touchdowns scored (nine) ... Named Missouri State Coors Player of the Year and was just the third sophomore in school history to be named co-captain ... Became the fastest MSU quarterback ever to reach 3,000 career passing yards (10/25/08) when he matched a career-high 22 completions against Southern Illinois in his 18th career game ... Finished SIU game with 243 passing yards ... Threw game-tying touchdown pass to Chris Geisz as time expired and rushed for winning touchdown in overtime (19 yards) in season finale at Indiana State (11/22/08) to earn MSU Coors Player of the Week and MSU Offensive POW honors ... His 66 rushing yards in win at Indiana State were a career high ... Engineered a 20-point 4th quarter in 34-28 comeback win at Illinois State (10/18/08), including a 77-yard game-clinching TD pass to Justin Fuselier with 4:50 remaining to earn MVFC Offensive Player of the Week, MSU Coors POW and MSU Offensive POW honors ... Finished Illinois State game with 254 passing yards and career-highs 314 yards total offense and three rushing TDs ... Posted season-best 261 passing yards on 42 attempts in season opener against Washburn (9/4/08) ... Threw for 246 yards and three TDs vs. Western Illinois (10/4/08) ... Was 15-for-28 for 217 yards versus North Dakota State (11/15/08) ... Completed 20-of-27 passes for 195 yards and two TDs in win at Southeast Missouri (9/20/08) ... Finished season with seven games of one 90+ passing yards and four games rushing for 50+ yards ... Had streak of nine straight games with a touchdown pass snapped at UNI (11/8/08) ... Was named MVFC Preseason All-Conference quarterback.

2007: Named MVFC Freshman of the Year and named to MVFC All-Newcomer squad as a true freshman ... Took over starting QB duties in team's fourth game to engineer a fourth-quarter comeback win over Central Arkansas (9/22/07), 42-38, scoring the game-winning touchdown ... Completed 22-of-38 passes for 247 yards and two TDs in UCA game while rushing for three more scores to earn MVFC Offensive Player of the Week, MSU Coors POW and MSU Offensive POW laurels ... Passed for season highs 277 yards and four TDs in 58-41 win over Illinois State (10/6/07) to claim MVFC Offensive Player of the Week and MSU Coors Player of the Week ... Also threw for 255 yards in season finale win over Southeast Missouri (11/10/07), completing 18-of-21 passes with a pair of TDs and was named MSU Coors Player of the Week ... Also earned Coors POW honors after passing for 62 yards in reserve capacity at Kansas State (9/15/07).

High School: Earned Arkansas 7A Player of the Year honors his senior year by the Arkansas Democrat and Hooten's Arkansas Magazine after notching 3,500 passing yards with 34 TDs, in addition to rushing for 18 TDs and 800 yards for the Rogers (Ark.) High Mountaineers of coach Ronnie Peacock ... Helped team to 12-1 record and state runner-up showing in a one-point state finals loss ... Named to AP Super Team, KURM Dream Team and Max Emfinger All-America Team while earning Vanderbilt Top Gun Award at Music City 7-on-7 event ... Also completed more than 66 percent of his passes in 2006 and had just six interceptions in over 400 attempts ... Passed for 520 yards vs. Fort Smith Northside his senior year ... High school teammate of former Bears WR Chad Peachey ... Was also a four-year baseball letterman as a pitcher and infielder.

Personal: Cody Bartlett Kirby was born 6/10/88 in Memphis, Tenn. ... Son of Bob and Betty Kirby of Bentonville, Ark. ... Majoring in Exercise and Movement Science ... Father played football at Central Arkansas.

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