"Kirby was an outstanding linebacker for Pittsburgh in 1973. He saw action as a defensive end in 1972 but played only six minutes all season in 1971. An All-East selection as a senior and an honorable mention All-America, Rod was tri-captain of the Panthers and the squad's Most Valuable defensive player. He appeared in the Fiesta Bowl and the America Bowl.
Rod studied health and physical education at Pittsburgh. He enjoys listening to music."
-Buffalo Bills 1974 Yearbook