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Comeback Kirk: Northside’s Kirk Dunn Overcomes Missing Entire Football Season


Lafayette, LA (KADN)– School is out for Mardi Gras, but Kirk Dunn can’t wait to get loose for track practice. He runs the 300 hurdles and the 800 meters. However, he couldn’t play quarterback at Northside this season. During an August scrimmage he was stepped on and had a lacerated liver and a hole in his lung. He missed the entire football season.

“It was something that not anybody can just cope with, but just like that it was taken away,” Dunn said.

The Vikings went (1-9) without him on the team, but now Kirk has a second chance at success.”

“It is my last sport and it is time to go out with a bang,” Dunn said.

“This kid was told he would never play football again and probably never play sports and he took adversity and he used that for motivation,” assistant track coach Ernest Lazard said.

Lazard also is a defensive coordinator on the Northside football team. He was elated to find out Dunn played in a high school Senior Bowl in Baton Rouge. In his last football game he went back to his old position–wide receiver. Dunn finished the game with three catches for more than 80 yards. In the face of adversity he kept jumping over hurdles.