Kirk Cousins was born Kirk Daniel Cousins on August 19, 1988, and is a football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He had previously played college football at Michigan State, where he was the Spartans’ pilot from 2009 to 2011 and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Although initially drafted as a backup for fellow rookie Robert Griffin III, he occasionally appeared in games, along with some starts, during his first three seasons with the team. In the 2015 preseason, Cousins replaced an injured Griffin and has remained the team’s starter until the 2017 season.
Kirk Cousins Age
was born on August 19, 1988, in Barrington, Illinois, the United States
to Don Cousins, a senior pastor at Discovery Church in Orlando,
Florida, and Maryann Cousins. He is 31 years old from 2019.
Kirk Cousins Height and Weight
It stands at the height of 1.91 meters with a weight of 95 kg.
Kirk Cousins Family Dad Sister
was born in Barrington, Illinois, to Don Cousins, a senior pastor at
Discovery Church in Orlando, Florida, and Maryann Cousins. He is the
second born in the family of three children.
Kirk Cousins High School
Cousins went to Holland Christian High School in Holland, Michigan, where he played in football, baseball, third base and pitcher, and basketball for Maroon athletic teams. He broke his ankle while in his senior year and was forced to attend the camps to impress with recruitment universities. Cousins completed his high school football career with 3,204 passing yards, 40 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.
Cousins was expected
to sign with Toledo or Western Michigan after high school until Mark
Dantonio became Michigan State coach in 2007. After Dantonio failed to
sign his main targets at quarterback, he offered him a scholarship,
which he accepted. He also participated in the Ministry of Athletes of
Action. During his college career, Cousins specialised in kinesiology.
Kirk Cousins College, Oxford
For the 2007 season, Cousins had a red T-shirt. He spent the 2008 season as a backup quarterback for Brian Hoyer. He played in five games, amassing a total of 310 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He competed and won the first quarterback job against teammate Keith Nichol in 2009. With 19 goals, nine interceptions and 2,680 passing yards in 12 games, he led Michigan State to a 6-7 (4-4) season.
Then, in 2010, he led Michigan State to an 11–2 (7–1) record and a Share of the Big Ten Championship. His Michigan State Spartans went 11-3 (7-2) in 2011 and played in the first-ever Big Ten championship game. He was named by the Second All-Big Ten team by coaches and played his last game at Michigan State Spartans on January 2, 2012, defeating the Georgia Bulldogs in the Outback Bowl. His teams recorded an undefeated 4-0 record against state rival Michigan Wolverines. Cousins won the Lowes’s Senior CLASS Award in 2011.
Redskins, Kirk Cousins
He was selected by the Washington Redskins with the seventh overall pick in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, making him the 102nd overall pick. The pick came as a surprise to many analysts, as the Redskins enlisted 2011 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick to be their franchise quarterback. Giving the St. Louis Rams four high-value picks in three years, the Redskins acquired pick Griffin III.
Cousins was drafted as an insurance policy in case Griffin was injured, with Redskins coach Mike Shanahan saying, “You’re one or two games apart from the starter. And if I see that value out there on the third day of the draft, I’m going to take it. “The drafting of Griffin and Cousins in the same selection as the Redskins echoed the team’s strategy in the 1994 NFL draft when the team drafted Heath Shuler with the third pick and then drew Gus Frerotte in the seventh round. Cousins officially signed a four-year contract with the Redskins on May 31, 2012.
Cousins threw three touchdown passes in the second preseason game against the Chicago Bears in the fourth and final game of the preseason, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, even though the Bears went on to win 33–31. Cousins amassed 15 of 27 passes for 222 yards while the Redskins won 30–3. He was later named backup quarterback on attorney Rex Grossman.