Kirby played football at Tabb High School, leading the team to a state championship in 1987. He was selected to USA Today’s All-America. All-USA team after his senior year in 1988.  As of 2014, he holds the Virginia High School League records for most 100-yard rushing games, career (36), most consecutive 100-yard games (26), and career rushing attempts (995). He ranks fourth in career points scored, third in career touchdowns, and second in career rushing yards with 7,428. In 2007, he was inducted into the Virginia High School League Hall of Fame.

Also a standout high school basketball player, his 2,246 career points rank 17th on the all-time VHSL scoring list. Participating in the 1988 Arby’s Classic, he holds the tournament records for most field-goal attempts, game (33), and most field-goal attempts, tournament (105).

Professional career

Kirby was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 1993. His best year as a pro came during the 1996 season as a member of the San Francisco 49ers, when he started 10 games and rushed for 559 yards on 134 carries. He finished his NFL career with 2,875 rushing yards, 3,222 receiving yards and 43 total touchdowns (including three kickoff returns and one punt return for touchdown). He also completed 4 passes on 6 attempts in his career, with three touchdowns and no interceptions

Following his NFL career, Kirby worked as a personal trainer.

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