Kirkwood, Hawaii transfer, joins Temple

Temple coach Matt Rhule. (Michael S. Wirtz/Staff Photographer)

Temple may have found its replacement for departed deep threat Robby Anderson. Trouble is he won’t be able to suit up until next season.

Hawaii transfer Keith Kirkwood is officially a Temple Owl after transferring from Hawaii. Kirkwood will be a redshirt sophomore after sitting out this year. Kirkwood attended practice on Saturday; Temple coach Matt Rhule announced the transfer to medi in attendance. 

As a freshman at Hawaii, the New Jersey native had 12 catches for 250 yards and four touchdowns his 20.8 yards-per-catch average leading the team.

At 6-3, 210 pounds, Kirkwood clearly brings the type of size that Anderson was blessed with. He also looks to have the same type of explosion.  In his first game as a freshman, versus USC, Kirkwood had a pair of receptions for 84 yards, the longer of the two going for 60 yards and a touchdown.  Kirkwood’s other tds went for 23, 33 and 40 yards.

“We’re excited to have Keith join us,” Temple coach Matt Rhule said following the morning session. “He’s a good academic student who had a good season as a true freshman out there. We’re happy to have him join us.”