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Ben Burr-Kirven (born September 8, 1997) is an American football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Washington.

Ben Burr-Kirven
No. 55 – Seattle Seahawks
Personal information
Born: (1997-09-08) September 8, 1997 (age 22)
Menlo Park, California
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:Sacred Heart Preparatory (Atherton, California)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 5 / Pick: 142
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2019
Total tackles:1
Pass deflections:0
Forced fumbles:1
Player stats at

Early yearsEdit

Burr-Kirven attended Sacred Heart Preparatory School in Atherton, California.[1] He was the San Jose Mercury News Player of the Year as a junior and senior.[2] He committed to the University of Washington to play college football.[3]

College careerEdit

Burr-Kirven played at Washington from 2015 to 2018. He became a starter during his junior season in 2017.[4] As a senior in 2018, he was the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and a member of the AP All-America team.[5][6]

Professional careerEdit

Burr-Kirven was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[7]


  1. ^ Stephens, Mitch (October 6, 2017). "Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton alum Ben Burr-Kirven thriving with Washington". SFGate.
  2. ^ "Washington Huskies linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven has resume, but not much playing time - The Spokesman-Review".
  3. ^ "Football: Sacred Heart Prep's Ben Burr-Kirven commits to Washington". Varsity Extra. September 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "Once deemed too small, Burr-Kirven plays big role for Huskies". theolympian.
  5. ^ "Husky linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year". thenewstribune.
  6. ^ "Washington star linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven drawing increased attention from NFL scouts". The Seattle Times. December 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Boyle, John (April 27, 2019). "Seahawks Select Washington Linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven No. 142 Overall In 2019 NFL Draft".

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