Ben Burr-Kirven
No. 55 – Seattle Seahawks
Personal information
Born: (1997-09-08) September 8, 1997 (age 24)
Menlo Park, California
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:Sacred Heart Preparatory (Atherton, California)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 5 / Pick: 142
Career history
Roster status:Reserve/Physically unable to perform
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Forced fumbles:1
Player stats at

Ben Burr-Kirven (born September 8, 1997) is a American football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Washington.

Early years

Burr-Kirven attended Sacred Heart Preparatory School in Atherton, California.[1] He was the San Jose Mercury News Player of the Year as a junior and senior.[2] He committed to the University of Washington to play college football.[3]

College career

Burr-Kirven played at Washington from 2015 to 2018. He became a starter during his junior season in 2017.[4] As a senior in 2018, he was the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and a member of the AP All-America team.[5][6] He majored in film studies at Washington, and received honors from the department.[7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
230 lb
(104 kg)
31+78 in
(0.81 m)
8+78 in
(0.23 m)
4.56 s 1.55 s 2.67 s 4.09 s 6.85 s 34.5 in
(0.88 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
21 reps
All values from NFL Combine[8][9][10]

Burr-Kirven was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[11]

Burr-Kirven was placed on injured reserve on August 23, 2021, after suffering a torn ACL in the preseason.[12] He was waived on July 26, 2022 and placed on the reserve/PUP list.[13]


  1. ^ Stephens, Mitch (October 6, 2017). "Sacred Heart Prep-Atherton alum Ben Burr-Kirven thriving with Washington". SFGate.
  2. ^ "Washington Huskies linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven has resume, but not much playing time - The Spokesman-Review".
  3. ^ "Football: Sacred Heart Prep's Ben Burr-Kirven commits to Washington". Varsity Extra. September 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "Once deemed too small, Burr-Kirven plays big role for Huskies". theolympian.
  5. ^ "Husky linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year". thenewstribune.
  6. ^ "Washington star linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven drawing increased attention from NFL scouts". The Seattle Times. December 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "Student Spotlight: Ben Burr-Kirven". Department of Cinema & Media Studies, University of Washington. March 5, 2018.
  8. ^ "Ben Burr-Kirven Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 Draft Scout Ben Burr-Kirven, Washington NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". Retrieved July 3, 2022.
  10. ^ "Ben Burr-Kirven 2019 NFL Draft Profile". Retrieved July 3, 2022.
  11. ^ Boyle, John (April 27, 2019). "Seahawks Select Washington Linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven No. 142 Overall In 2019 NFL Draft".
  12. ^ Boyle, John (August 23, 2021). "Seahawks Place Two On Injured Reserve, Waive Two To Reduce Roster To 80".
  13. ^ Boyle, John (July 26, 2022). "Seahawks Waive Ben Burr-Kirven With Failed Physical Designation; Place Four On PUP List".