Kirk Daniel Cousins is an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He played college football at Michigan State and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft as a backup to fellow rookie Robert Griffin III.

Born on August 19, 1988 (age 33 years), in Barrington, Illinois, in the United States of America Kirk began his education at the Holland Christian High School in Holland, Michigan, where he starred in football, baseball (as a third baseman and a pitcher), and basketball for the Maroons athletic teams.

He broke his ankle in his junior year and was forced to attend camps in order to make an impression with recruiting colleges. Cousins finished his high school football career with 3,204 passing yards, 40 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions.

Career records

Vikings franchise records

  • Most pass completions in a regular-season: 425
  • Most consecutive games with a passing touchdown: 30
  • Most consecutive pass attempts without an interception: 224
  • Most consecutive seasons with at least 3600 passing yards

Washington Redskins franchise records

  • Most 300-yard passing games in a season: 6
  • Most 300-yard passing games in career: 24 
  • Most pass completions in a regular-season: 406 
  • Most consecutive passes without an interception at home: 232
  • Most 400-yard passing games in career: 3 
  • Most 4,000-yard passing seasons: 3 
  • Most consecutive 4,000-yard passing seasons: 3

Kirk Cousins Parents: Meet Don Cousins and Mary Ann Cousins

Cousins is the son of Don Cousins and Maryann Cousins. He is the second of three children.  Kirk’s father Don is said to be a former associate pastor and one of the founding leaders of Willow Creek Community Church.

He currently resides in Holland, Michigan with his wife Mary Ann with whom they have three children: Kirk, Kyle, and Karalyne.

Tho much is not known about his mother, his grandfather, Ralph Woodard, was a tight end and defensive end for the Hawkeyes in the late 1940s, and his grandfather’s brother, Dick Woodard, was a center and linebacker as well.


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