Height /Weight: 6-1 / 220
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: North Hills HS
Major: Criminal Justice
At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the squad as a senior linebacker • hard-nosed played who could also see action on kick coverage for special teams • looking to increase his production in his final collegiate season • coming off an outstanding spring in which he was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Player on Defense • projected as the No. 3 middle linebacker behind All-American candidate Paul Worrilow and sophomore standout Patrick Callaway • has appeared in 11 career games and contributed three tackles • enjoyed an outstanding 2012 Blue-White Spring Game as he recorded a team-high eight tackles, had one quarterback sack, and added a fumble recovery in a dominating defensive effort.
2011 Season: Saw the most action of his career with the Blue Hens as a linebacker and special teams performer • saw action in six games as a backup • registered a tackle in victory over West Chester in home opener • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler.
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 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, 2010; vs. West Chester, 2011Back To Football Home Football Story Archive