Height /Weight: 6-1 / 225
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: North Hills HS
Major: Criminal Justice
At Delaware: Third-year member of the Blue Hens at linebacker…tough, hard-nosed player who brings good size to the unit…has appeared in five career games…looks to solidify the middle linebacker position and enters the season No. 3 behind All-CAA starter Paul Worrilow and senior backup Chris Campbell…will look to battle for playing time and contribute on special teams.
2010 Season: Saw action in three games for the Blue Hens, primarily on special teams...earned first letter…recorded two tackles on the year...had an assist in the Homecoming win vs. Towson...recorded first career solo tackle vs. Villanova...member of a Delaware defense that led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game)…team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under head coach K.C. Keeler.
2009 Season: One of seven true freshmen to see playing time on the defense…played in two games, vs. West Chester and Navy…saw action primarily as a reserve linebacker and on special teams…did not record any tackles…team went 6-5 for Keeler.
High School: Standout linebacker and fullback at North Hills High School for head coach Jack McCurry...led team to 9-2 record and Northern Six Conference title as a senior in 2008...collected 320 career tackles, the fourth highest mark in school history and had 126 as a senior when he also posted three sacks and an interception...led North Hills in tackles each of his final three seasons...had 22 stops in his final high school game...three-year starter and two-year captain...three-time first team all-conference selection...two-time Fabulous 22 North pick...team Most Valuable Player as a senior and team’s Most Valuable Linebacker three times...National Honor Society student who graduated with school's highest honors.
Personal: Michael Vincent "Mike" Hirt...born August 13, 1990...son of Ronald and Leslie Ann Hirt...has an older sister and younger brother...criminal justice major at Delaware...enjoys weightlifting and running in his spare time...mother is a special education teacher.
Career Defensive Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Tackles: 1 vs. Towson, Villanova, 2010Back To Football Home Football Story Archive