Kirk Cousins is an American Football quarterback. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Minnesota Vikings. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft as a back to fellow rookie Robert Griffin III.
Keep reading to know more about his Biography, Height, Weight, College, Family, News, and more.
|Real Name||Kirk Daniel Cousins|
|Profession||American Football quarterback|
|Date of Birth||19 August 1988|
|Age (as in 2021)||33 years|
|Birthplace||Barrington, Illinois, US|
|Hometown||Barrington, Illinois, US|
|High School||Holland Christan High School|
|College||Michigan State university|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 191 cm
in meters- 1.91 m
in feet inches- 6'3"
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 93 kg
in pounds- 205 lbs
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Debut||NFL Draft: 2012|
|Awards & Achievements||Pro Bowl (2016)
Second-team All-Big Ten (2011)
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Wife||Julie Hampton |
|Parents||Father- Donn Cousins
Mother- Mary Ann Cousins
|Children||Sons- Cooper Cousins and Turner Cousins|
|Net Worth||$50 million|
|Contract||2 year, $66,000,000 contract with the Minnesota Vikings|
Kirk Cousins took birth on 19 August 1993 in Barrington, Illinois, US.
He is the son of Don Cousins and Maryann Cousins. Cousins starred in football, baseball, and basketball at Holland Christian High School.
Michigan State offered him a scholarship after coach Mark Dantonio failed to sign his top targets at quarterback.
Kirk Cousins was born into a Christian family in Barrington, Illinois, US. His father is Donn Cousins and his mother is Mary Ann Cousins. There is no news about his siblings.
Relationship, Wife & Children
Cousins married Julie Hampton on June 28, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia. The couple has two sons, Cooper and Turner.
Cousins earned “Captain Kirk” from the media for his presence as a leader. He has supported Compassion International and its “Fill the Stadium” initiative.
Kirk Cousins is 6 feet 3 inches (191 cm) tall and a fit sportsperson. He weighed nearly 205 lbs (93 kgs). His eye color is blue, and he has light brown hair.
He was named Second Team All-Big Ten by the coaches and earned a share of the Big Ten Championship in 2010.
In 2011, he led the Spartans to an 11–3 (7–2) record and played in the first-ever Big Ten championship game.
Cousins played his final game as a Michigan State Spartan on January 2, 2012, defeating the Georgia Bulldogs in the Outback Bowl.
Cousins was drafted by the Washington Redskins as the seventh choice in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
The pick surprised many, as the Redskins had drafted Robert Griffin III with the second overall pick to be their franchise quarterback.
Cousins was viewed as an insurance policy in case Griffin was injured, with Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan saying, “You’re one or two plays away from being the starter.”
On May 31, 2012, Cousins signed a four-year contract with the Washington Redskins.
He made his NFL debut in the third quarter of a Week 5 loss to the Atlanta Falcons after Robert Griffin suffered a concussion. Cousins threw his first NFL touchdown pass on a 77-yard pass to Santana Moss.
On December 11, 2013, Kirk Cousins was named starting quarterback for the rest of the 2013 season after Brian Shanahan deactivated Robert Griffin III.
In Week 15, in a narrow 27–26 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, he finished 29-of-45 for 381 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions.
On February 2, 2014, it was reported that Cousins had stated that he was open to a trade from the Redskins.
In March, Cousins announced that he would be giving the #12 jersey to incoming new wide receiver Andre Roberts for the price of a $12,000 donation to the Kirk Cousins Football Camp.
On August 31, 2015, Cousins was named the starter for the season over Robert Griffin III. On October 4, Cousins led a 90-yard game-winning drive against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Cousins threw a career-high four touchdowns against the New Orleans Saints on November 15.
Cousins became the first Redskins quarterback since Sonny Jurgensen in 1970 to have at least four passing touchdowns in three or more games in one season.
He set the Redskins single-season passing yardage record with 4,166. Cousins was ranked 85th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.
The Washington Redskins used the non-exclusive franchise tag on Kirk Cousins on March 1, 2016. The move prevented other teams from signing him without giving up two first-round draft picks to the Redskins.
Cousins threw for a career-high 458 yards and three touchdowns against the Cincinnati Bengals in London. The Minnesota Vikings’ Kirk Cousins was named to his first Pro Bowl on January 30, 2017.
He replaced Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for the game due to the Falcons’ appearance in Super Bowl LI. Cousins had a career-high 4,917 passing yards and 67% completion percentage in 2016.
Cousins became the first quarterback in NFL history to be franchise-tagged in consecutive seasons.
The Redskins finished the 2017 season with a 7–9 record and missed the playoffs. Cousins was ranked 94th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.
Cousins made his Vikings debut in the season opener against the San Francisco 49ers. He finished with 425 passing yards, four touchdowns, and an interception as the game ended in a 29–29 tie.
Cousins threw for 422 yards and three touchdowns in the 38-31 road loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
He had two fumbles and no passing touchdowns but still passed 27 times for 233 yards. Cousins finished the 2019 season with 3,602 passing yards, 26 passing touchdowns, and six interceptions.
On March 18, 2020, Kirk Cousins signed a two-year, $66 million contract extension with the Vikings. Cousins finished the season with 4,265 passing yards, 35 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.
He was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Dallas Cowboys.
Cousins was placed on the inactive list for Week 17 after opting not to receive the controversial COVID-19 vaccination.
Cousins threw for 351 passing yards and two touchdowns in a 27–24 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Awards and Achievements
He has archived many awards and achievements till now, let’s see some of them:
Vikings Franchise Records
- In a normal season, there were 425 pass completions.
- Most games with a throwing touchdown in a row: 30
- The most pass attempts without an interception in a row: 224.
- Most seasons with at least 3600 passing yards in a row.
Washington Redskins Franchise Records
- The season’s most 300-yard throwing games: 6.
- In his career, he has had 24 300-yard passing games.
- In a regular season, there were 406 pass completions.
- At home, the most consecutive throws without an interception: 232
- In his career, he has three 400-yard passing games.
- Seasons with the most 4,000-yard throwing yards: three
- Three seasons with at least 4,000 yards passing
Kirk Cousins’s possesses a net worth of nearly $50 million. He has signed a contract of 2 years, worth $66,000,000, with the Minnesota Vikings.
His average annual salary is nearly $23,943,600. You can read more about his money facts from this page.