18  Kosha Irby
Kosha Irby

Hometown:
Nashville, TN

High School:
McGovock HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
3L


A returning three year letterman and part time starter who will enter the fall as the number two boundary corner ... Will enter fall camp as the number two boundary corner ... Will provide support for Michael Stone at corner ...

1999: Earned his third varsity letter while playing in all 11 games ... Worked as both a safety and a special teams member ... Saw his most extended action at safety in the Tennessee game ... Had 38 defensive snaps against the Vols ... Was credited with two tackles in the Arkansas State game ... Had one stop in the Tennessee game ... Logged two tackles in the Tiger's win over Tulane in New Orleans ... Also had a tackle in the Southern Mississippi contest ... Finished the season with six total tackles ... Member of the Tiger Academic 30 in 1999 ... Will work with Idrees Bashir and Glenn Sumter at rover ... Logged 12 tackles in spring scrimmages and had one quarterback sack ...

1998: Played in seven of the Tigers' 11 games in 1998 ... Worked as a strong safety with Idrees Bashir ... Logged 17 tackles on the season ... Had 15 solo stops and added one forced fumble and one pass breakup ... Had four solo tackles in the season opener against Ole Miss in Oxford ... Was credited with a season high seven tackles in the Houston game and added six tackles in the Louisville game ... His six solo tackles in the Louisville game were a season and career high ... Received the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award in the spring of 1998 ...

1997: A former walk-on who earned a scholarship after the Minnesota game ... Came in as a defensive back in the Mississippi State game ... Registered his first career pass interception in the UAB game ... Played in all 11 games of the season in earning his first letter ... Had his first career tackle in the Mississippi State game ... Registered two tackles in the Tigers' win over Arkansas State ... Had single tackles in the Minnesota, Houston, Southern Mississippi and East Carolina games ...

Prep: Four-year lettterman and starter at McGovock High School ... Played both outside linebacker and tailback ... Rushed for 1,099 in nine games during the 1995 season ... Named all-region and all-district as a senior ...

Born: 10/28/77 ... Played for coach Charlie Bozeman ... Is the son of Nora Reimoninq.

IRBY'S STATISTICS

TacklesG/SUTATTot.LossSack
199711/04480-00-0
19987/0152170-00-0
199911/02460-00-0
Total29/02110310-00-0

IRBY'S CAREER HIGHS
Most Tackles/Game: 7 vs Houston ('98)
Most Solo Tackles/Game: 5 vs Houston ('98)
Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 2 vs Houston ('98) & Tulane (`99)
Most Interceptions/Game: 1 vs UAB ('97)

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