So we all know how special Texas A&M receiver Christian Kirk is, right? Actually, I don’t think we really do.
Not only is he now the best offensive player on the team (some may even say the best regardless of the side of the ball), but he’s quickly become one of the best players in the country. ESPN took a snapshot of Kirk’s season so far, and the numbers are mind-blowing:
- No. 1 among Power 5 receivers in yards after catch (275).
- No. 1 in the Power 5 in punt return average (37.25 yards per return, minimum four punt returns).
- No. 1 in the SEC and No. 5 among Power 5 receivers in receiving yards (442).
- No. 2 in the SEC in receptions (24) and receiving touchdowns (four).
- No. 1 in the SEC and No. 6 in the Power 5 in receiving yards before first contact (387).
- No. 2 in the SEC and No. 8 among Power 5 receivers in yards after catch per reception (11.46).
- Averaging 20.6 all-purpose yards per touch (39 total touches, 805 all-purpose yards)
Anyone producing these numbers would be special, but for them to come from a true freshman is beyond incredible. This stat is the craziest of them all though:
- Caught 100 percent of passes targeted to him.
He’s caught every pass thrown his way. Sure, that’s due to accurate passing as well, but he’s creating so much separation that you’d have to be Tim Tebow to miss the kid.