Saturday, December 20, 2008

APB, Where are they now?

This week's All Points Bulletin is inspired by the all-state football teams and the handy Pennsylvania Football News Resource Guide.

The Varsity Letters is looking for former Ringgold High School football standout Vernon Kirk, a first-team all-state linebacker at Ringgold in 1983. In those days, the Associated Press released one all-state team for all classifications.

Kirk played at Pitt from 1986-88, a time when the Panthers were a NFL factory. The tight end was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the ninth round of the 1989 NFL Draft. He tested positive for anabolic steroids in 1989 and received a four-game suspension. The Steelers signed Kirk in 1990 but he is not included on their all-time roster.

Anyone knowing Kirk's whereabouts is urged to contact the Varsity Letters.

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