This is a 2020 photo of Luther Kirk of the Dallas Cowboys NFL football team. This image reflects the Dallas Cowboys active roster as of Monday, July 27, 2020 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Luther Kirk



Experience: 1 year

Height: 6-2

Age: 25

Weight: 195 lbs

College: Illinois State


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Led the team with 89 tackles while starting all 15 games at strong safety as a senior team captain.

  • Also finished the year with six pass breakups, 3.0 sacks, four tackles for loss and a forced fumble to earn AFCA FCS Coaches' and HERO Sports FCS All-America first-team selections.
  • Named the Defensive MVP at the 95th East-West Shrine Bowl following the season, after finishing with two tackles and an interception.
  • Missouri Valley Football Conference first-team selection at safety as junior team captain, starting all 11 games to rank second on the team with 61 tackles along with five interceptions - tied for the MVFC lead - and three pass breakups.
  • Stayed in school, but was not part of the football program for the 2017 season but re-joined the team during spring 2018 workouts.
  • Played in 12 games and posted 15 tackles while leading the team with nine special teams tackles in 2016.
  • Saw action in 10 games as freshman, tallying 18 tackles and four pass breakups.


Dual-threat quarterback and defensive back for Garland, Texas, High School where he completed 87-of-165 pass attempts for 1,160 yards and 12 touchdown passes while rushing for 798 yards and five touchdowns.

  • Received his degree in university studies from Illinois State.