Kirk Morrison was born and raised in Oakland, California, where he grew up a diehard Raiders fan and always dreamt of playing for the organization. When starting his football journey Kirk played outside linebacker in Pop Warner and stuck with the position throughout high school and college before making it to the NFL.
Morrison mentioned the days leading up to the 2005 NFL Draft were stressful, but he had his family and agent by his side for comfort. The wait and anticipation that came with Draft Day were tough on him, so once he received the phone call letting him know that he got drafted by the Raiders, Morrison was on cloud nine.
Morrison’s favorite draft memory was being around his family members. He recognized the sacrifices that his mom had made in the past to watch him play, so being drafted by his hometown team meant she wouldn’t have to travel as much anymore. Morrison’s advice for this year’s draft class is to “control what you can control” and avoid outside noise. He also spoke about his mindset once he finally entered the league.