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Kircus catching on with Vegas


Former Imlay City grad to showcase skills on Versus Friday, in UFL title game


November 25, 2009
IMLAY CITY — Former Imlay City High School and Grand Valley State University standout David Kircus has proven an impact performer for the Las Vegas Locomotives in the initial season of the United Football League.

In a 16-10 win against the California Redwoods on Saturday, November 14, Kircus provided the Las Vegas Locomotives with four catches for 104 yards. His longest reception went for a 45-yard gain.

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A crowd of 4,312 fans watched the action unfold at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California.

Six days later, Kircus again put up good numbers as Las Vegas registered a 41-7 triumph against the New York Sentinels at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

A crowd of 13,306 fans watched the action unfold.

Kircus finished the contest with two receptions for 37 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown reception.

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His output there leaves Kircus with 22 catches for 327 yards thus far this season. That works out to an average of 14.9 yards per reception.

Only Taye Biddle, who suits up for the Florida Tuskers, is ahead of him on the list of the United Football League's most productive receivers. Biddle has registered 26 receptions for 460 yards, an average of 17.7 yards per catch.

Kircus and his Las Vegas Locomotives (4-2) teammates return to action this Friday when they square off versus the Florida Tuskers (6-0) for the inaugural United Football League championship. The matchup at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium, which will be televised on Versus, lists a noon PST starting time.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.
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