Sep 6, 2013
A year ago, Kaydon Kirby was just another face in the North Texas walk-on program, trying to catch the attention of his position coach Mike Simmonds and head coach Dan McCarney. One year later, Kirby was the starting center for the Mean Green as the opened the 2013 season against the Idaho Vandals.
Kirby's path to North Texas has been documented here. But since that time, McCarney made Kirby the 19th walk-on player to earn a scholarship at North Texas. Kirby received his scholarship before the season began at a team meeting, and then followed that up with his first career start against Idaho.