Former Clemson LB hired by Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals have hired former Clemson standout Levon Kirkland as a coaching intern as part of the 2017 Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship program. Previously, Kirkland was a coaching intern with the Arizona Cardinals and was curently working as the defensive coordinator at Florida A&M University.
Kirkland was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He made the Pro Bowl twice, was named as an All-Pro twice and to the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade Team. He had 1,029 tackles and recorded six seasons of over 100 total tackles in the NFL. He played in 176 games, starting 155. Those totals do not include his participation in 13 playoff games.
In 1996, Kirkland was named to Clemson’s All-Centennial team. He was inducted into the Clemson University Hall of Fame in 2001 and the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.