20 Donnell Kirkwood  
Donnell Kirkwood

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Delray Beach, Fla.

High School:
Atlantic

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 223

Position:
RB


08/29/2013

Minnesota Races Past UNLV 51-23 in Season Opener

Ra'Shede Hageman blocked a field goal that Martez Shabazz picked up and raced for a 78-yard touchdown in the third quarter

08/27/2013

Gophers Release Depth Chart, Injury Report

Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29

04/15/2013

Seventh Annual Golden Goldys Handed Out at TCF Bank Stadium

Athletics and academics were celebrated in Gopher Athletics

12/29/2012

Minnesota Stumbles Late, Falls to Texas Tech 34-31

Philip Nelson tossed two touchdowns and Michael Carter made two interceptions for Minnesota

12/29/2012

Minnesota-Texas Tech Postgame Notes

Red Raiders 34-Gophers 31

08/29/2013

Brick by Brick: Episode #2

Get a behind the scenes look at the Gopher Football program with our new series: Brick by Brick.

12/29/2012

Car Care Bowl Highlights

The Gopher Football team lost a hard-fought Car Care Bowl match-up 34-31 to Texas Tech Dec. 28, 2012 in Houston.

09/15/2012

Minnesota-WMU Highlights

Highlights from Minnesota's 28-23 win over Western Michigan.

12/27/2013

Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Syracuse

USATSI Gallery

12/27/2013

Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Syracuse 12.27.13

Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Syracuse 12.27.13

08/29/2013

Gophers vs. UNLV: August 29, 2013

Photos from the Gopher Football game vs. UNLV on August 29, 2013 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis

12/28/2012

Meineke Car Care Bowl 12.28.12

Meineke Car Care Bowl 12.28.12

11/24/2012

Football: Gophers vs. Michigan State

Gopher football game vs. Michigan State, Nov. 24, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium

Photo Gallery

Game-By-Game Stats (PDF)
2013
2012
2011
2010

2013 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 11 games and started once • missed two games with an injury • rushed 52 times for 120 yards • caught three passes for 25 yards. Game-by-Game: Rushed 11 times for 30 yards against UNLV • missed the New Mexico State and Western Illinois games with an injury • returned to action against San Jose State where he played on special teams • rushed three times and caught one pass as he returned to the backfield for the first time in a month against Iowa • competed at Michigan • rushed 10 times for 26 yards and caught one pass for three yards at Northwestern • carried the ball three times for 12 yards against Nebraska • rushed four times for 10 yards at Indiana and three times for five yards against Penn State • had 12 yards on two carries against Wisconsin and seven yards on seven carries at Michigan State • rushed four times for six yards against Syracuse.

2012  SOPHOMORE SEASON: Started 13 games • led team with 218 carries and 926 rushing yards • added six rushing touchdowns • had a career-high 152 yards, including a career-long 38-yard run, at Illinois • has carried the ball 249 straight times without turning it over • received the Bruce Smith Award as the team's outstanding offensive player • also named team's Offensive Back of the Year • first Gopher running back to rush for more than 900 yards in a season since Amir Pinnix ran for 1,272 yards in 2006. Game-by-Game: Carried the ball 13 times for 81 yards at UNLV and also recorded one catch for eight yards • ran for 71 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries vs. New Hampshire • recorded his first-career 100-yard rushing game vs. Western Michigan, gaining 110 yards on 23 carries • rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns on a career-high 28 carries against Syracuse • picked up 33 rushing yards on 12 carries at Iowa • rushed 18 times for 73 yards against Northwestern • carried the ball five times at Wisconsin • picked up 134 yards on 22 carries against Purdue • rushed 16 times for 58 yards against Michigan • rushed for a career-high 152 yards and two touchdowns, while tying his career high in carries with 28, at Illinois • his 152 yards at Illinois were the most for a Gopher running back since Duane Bennett ran for 187 yards in a win at Middle Tennessee State on Sept. 24, 2010 • had seven rush attempts at Nebraska and 10 carries vs. Michigan State • rushed 19 times for 80 yards and one touchdown vs. Texas Tech.

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in all 12 games • made his first career start at Michigan State • rushed 63 times for 229 yards and three touchdowns. Game-by-Game: Saw action on special teams at USC and vs. New Mexico State • saw first action in backfield in win against Miami (Ohio), with 23 carries for 55 yards and a score • carried ball 10 times for 70 yards and two touchdowns against North Dakota State • competed at Michigan • rushed 12 times at Purdue • carried ball eight times vs. Nebraska, four times at Michigan State and eight times vs. Wisconsin • saw action as a reserve at Northwestern • three rushes for 24 yards vs. Illinois.

2010: Appeared in four games as a reserve running back • carried the ball 27 times, gaining 112 yards • missed remainder of season with a leg injury • granted medical hardship waiver. Game-by-Game: Recorded 50 yards on 12 carries including an 18-yard gain on his first-career carry against Middle Tennessee State • appeared against South Dakota • returned to the backfield against USC and led the team with 44 yards on 10 carries • carried the ball five times and picked up 18 yards against Northern Illinois.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Atlantic High School • earned second-team all-conference honors as a senior after rushing for 491 yards and seven touchdowns • first-team all-conference selectin as a junior after rushing for 1,013 yards and 14 scores • coached by Christopher Bean.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 29, 1991 • son of Theresa and Donnell Kirkwood Sr. • youth studies major.