2005: Kirtman, known for his steady play and pass catching ability, likely will start at fullback as a senior in 2005.
2004: Kirtman played often as the backup fullback behind Lee Webb and on special teams as a junior in 2004. He even started 4 games (Colorado State, Arizona State, Washington and UCLA). Overall in 2004 while appearing in all 13 games, he caught 19 passes for 161 yards (8.5 avg.) with 1 TD, ran for 45 yards on 8 carries (5.6 avg.) and made a tackle. He had 3 catches against Virginia Tech for 32 yards, and 2 grabs against Colorado State (30 yards), BYU (19 yards), Oregon State (17 yards) and Washington State (12 yards). He caught a 5-yard TD pass versus Arzona (the first touchdown of his USC career).
2003: Kirtman was a backup fullback and played on some special teams as a sophomore in 2003. He even started the UCLA game. Overall in 2003 while appearing in 12 games (all but California), he ran for 23 yards on 5 carries (4.6 avg.), caught 4 passes for 20 yards (5.0 avg.) and had 1 tackle. All of his rushing yards came at Arizona, while he had 2 catches for 12 yards against Oregon State and the tackle was against Michigan in the Rose Bowl.
2002: Kirtman was a reserve fullback and played on special teams as a redshirt freshman in 2002. Overall in 2002 while appearing in 8 games (all but Kansas State, Washington State, Oregon, Arizona State and UCLA), he made 2 tackles.
2001: Kirtman redshirted as a freshman tailback and fullback in 2001, his first year at USC.
HIGH SCHOOL: He was a 2000 Super Prep All-Farwest and Prep Star All-Western Region pick as a senior at Mercer Island (Wash.) High. He ran for 1,380 yards and 18 TDs, plus has 480 receiving yards, in 2000. He set 11 school records.
As a 1999 junior, he made All-KingCo 3-A first team while rushing for 1,311 yards (7.9 avg.) and 18 TDs, along with 16 receptions for 228 yards (14.3 avg.) and 2 scores. He also was on the track team (100 and 200 meters and shot put) at Mercer Island. Current Trojan Taylor Odegard also prepped at Mercer Island.
PERSONAL: He's a business major at USC. He grew up in Northern California. His father, Louis, ran track at California, while his brother, Michael, was on Pomona-Pitzer's football and track teams. His uncle, Nate, played football at Stanford in 1967.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH DAVID KIRTMAN