#94 DE Kirk Livingstone - Redshirt Junior, 6’4”, 258 lbs.
2017 Stats: Livingstone suited up for all 12 games, compiling 16 tackles (5.5 for loss), two sacks, and a pass break up. He, alongside Deadrin Senat, got a lot of pressure on Texas Tech quarterback Nic Shimonek during the Birmingham Bowl.
2016 Stats: Livingstone started all 13 games at defensive end in his first year of action. He recorded 30 tackles, 5.5 for loss, and got two sacks. He brought down Ross Trail in the Bulls’ win over Cincinnati, and sacked McKenzie Milton in the victory over C. In that game he also made a pivotal 3rd down TFL on Milton late in the first half. It pushed the Knights out of field goal range, and they failed to convert on fourth down.
2015 Stats: Redshirt season.
How He Came To USF: Kirk was a standout at Fort Lauderdale's Stranahan High School, where he was named to the all-state Class 5A third team. In his last two years, Livingstone racked up 23 sacks and 92 tackles while playing both defensive end positions. The Mighty Dragons* sometimes used him to spy quarterbacks and even dropped him into coverage, where he intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown. His lateral speed is noticeable in his Stranahan highlight reel.
Recruiting Rankings: 247 and ESPN gave Livingstone three stars, while Rivals ranked him as a two-star recruit.
Follow Him On... Kirk Livingstone is on Twitter at the very convenient @KirkLivingstone.
* Actual nickname. Yes, it does sound like a line of action figures for kids.