2010: Recipient of the Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center ... one of four finalists and the lone offensive player for the 2010 Rotary Lombardi Award, recognizing the nation's top lineman ... Walter Camp and Sporting News first-team All-American ... Associated Press, SI.com, CBSSports.com and Phil Steele's second-team All-American ... played in the Senior Bowl ... first-team All-Mountain West Conference ... started all 13 games, extending his streak to 26 consecutive contests ... set the blocking scheme on every play ... did not commit a penalty or allow a sack all season ... anchored a line that paved the way for the Horned Frogs to rank fourth nationally in scoring (41.6 points per game), 10th in rushing (247.4 yards per game) and 12th in total offense (476.9 yards per game) ... instrumental in TCU tying for fifth nationally in fewest sacks allowed with nine in 13 games (0.7 per game) ... TCU set single-season school records for touchdowns (73), points scored (541), first downs (327) and total offense (6,199 yards).
2009: First-team All-American by SI.com and a third-team selection from Rivals.com ... one of six finalists for the Rimington Trophy, recognizing the top center in the nation ... wasn't even on the watch list at the start of the season ... All-Mountain West Conference ... made the first 13 starts of his career ... set the blocking scheme on every play ... anchored a line that paved the way for the Horned Frogs to rank fifth in the country in scoring (38.3 points per game) and rushing (239.5 yards per game) while placing seventh in total offense (456.7 yards per game) ... key in TCU ranking sixth nationally in fewest sacks allowed per game (0.92) ... TCU set single-season school records for points scored (498) and total offense (5,937 yards).
2008: Saw action in 12 of 13 games ... played in a reserve role behind Blake Schlueter as well as contributing on special teams.
2007: Appeared in nine games ... also utilized on special teams.
2006: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Second-team all-district on the gridiron as a senior at Robert E. Lee High School in his first year of playing football ... previously attended Grace Community where he was a first-team all-state selection in basketball and the TAPPS 5-A District Most Valuable Player ... lettered once in football and four times in basketball ... also lettered in baseball and tennis.
Personal: Parents are Scott and Becky Kirkpatrick ... father played basketball at Navarro College from 1975-77 ... major is business with a minor in communications.