Here’s a few pics from an auction that closed awhile back that shows Dean Kirkland’s jersey from his time with the Denver Broncos. It number 60 and you’ll see the certificate of authenticity as well as the label inside the jersey. I wonder who got this?
Two classic photos of Dean Kirkland have been discovered. I have obtained a scan of one of them, front and back. It’s a press shot of Dean weight training in a gym in 1988. Have a look…
In 1991 Dean Kirkland was playing for the Washington Huskies and earned the right to go to the Rose Bowl.
The team played a great game and won that day! Many still say that the 1991 Huskies was the best team in college football history.
In the video below you’ll enjoy some highlights from that game. See if you can pick out Dean in the footage!
Dean went beyond the Huskies and continued with his career into the NFL and the Super Bowl.
Dean Kirkland played in Super Bowl 26 with the Buffalo Bills. This was a high achievement for Dean. A day charged with excitement for sure!
Check out the highlights of Super Bowl 26 in the video below. See if you can spot Dean Kirkland in all the action. Leave a comment with the time index of where you spotted him.
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The College Career Of Dean Kirkland
Dean Kirkland came out of a successful run in high school football to play at the college level for the University of Washington Huskies. Here are some details of his time there:
- Two-year letterman
- One of four Husky co-captains
- Found his niche at guard after nearly two seasons as a middle guard
- Moved to offense midway through his sophomore season
- Listed as the starter at strongside guard at the end of spring
- On of the strongest players on the Husky team
- Owned the team record in the squat (730 pounds) and power clean lift (360 pounds)
- Surprisingly quick for his size
- 1989 – Solid performer who started nine games at weakside guard
- Missed the Purdue and Arizona games due to an ankle sprain suffered in the first quarter of the season opener against Texas A&M
- Came back to start the last nine games of the regular season, including the Freedom Bowl
- Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honors
- Shared UW Offensive Player of the Week honors vs. Oregon, UCLA, and Oregon State
- 1988 – Won his first varsity letter
- Played in eight games and made five starts at left guard
- Took over for Jeff Pahukoa in the fourth game against UCLA after Jeff went down with an injury in practice
- Started the next five games before suffering a right knee injury in the Stanford game, which kept him on the sidelines the rest of the year
- Was UW’s Most Improved Offensive Lineman at the end of the spring ball in 1988
- 1987 – Red-Shirt Season
- Moved from defense to offense just prior to the ASU game
- Started to show some promise late in the season
- 1986 – Passed up red-shirt year
- One of three true freshmen to play with the varsity
- Registered one tackle in spot duty
The High School Career Of Dean Kirkland
- Four-year letterman offensive and defensive lineman
- Washington Prep Lineman of the Year (Sportswriters Association)
- All state selection offensively and defensively (Sportswriters)
- Third-team prep All-American pick by National High School Football Magazine
- Honorable Mention choice by USA Today, The Sporting News and Coffee Football Recruiting
- Member of 10-man Seattle Times Blue Chip list
- Earned five votes int he Best of the West poll (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
- Greater St. Helen’s League Lineman of the Year
- All-Southwest Washington Selection for two seasons (Columbian)
- Averaged three sacks per game as a senior
- Team won league championship
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Dean Kirkland had a distinguised professional football career. He is now a successful commercial real estate developer in the Vancouver, Washington area.
Dean Kirkland Quick Career Overview
High School: Columbia River High School
#1 All American Offensive and Defensive
College: University of Washington
Position: 3 Year Start in Offensive line
All Pack Honors
Team Caption – PAC 10 Champions Victory over IOWA
NFL Team: Buffalo Bills
11th Round Draft
Lost to Redskins
Position: Right Tackle
NFL Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position: Left Guard
NFL Team: Denver Broncos
Position: Left Guard
Pictures of Dean Kirkland Throughout His Career