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Dre Kirkpatrick’s foundation hosts shopping spree

On Wednesday, July 17, local students got the opportunity to go back-to-school shopping with Dre Kirkpatrick, a Gadsden City High School graduate and former University of Alabama football player who is now a professional cornerback with the Cincinnati Bengals. Click here to read the full story in the Gadsden Messenger Click here to read the …

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Kirkpatrick donates $4,500 to GCHS for locker-room renovations

Some professional athletes rarely return to their hometown. Some rarely have anything to do with their old community. That’s simply not the case for Dre Kirkpatrick. Growing up in Gadsden, Kirkpatrick learned at a young age about giving back to his community. He would collect food and other goods to help a needy family within …

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Dre Kirkpatrick helping Bengals rookies in OTA’s

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick is showing his leadership assisting rookie secondary members in OTA workouts. As the Cincinnati Bengals finish up their OTA workouts, veteran cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick has shown his leadership in the secondary group. Helping rookie cornerbacks including fifth-round pick Darius Phillips is a part of that leadership. Kirkpatrick, 28-years-old, finds himself …

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Dre Kirkpatrick embracing role as a leader in the Bengals secondary

Dre Kirkpatrick has quickly found himself as the longest tenured member of the Bengals’ secondary, and he is embracing the role of getting these young guys ready. Dre Kirkpatrick was put in a great situation when the Bengals drafted him in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He had players like Terence Newman, …

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Titan, Tide alum Kirkpatrick gives back to Cincinnati

Dre Kirkpatrick enjoys giving back. Whether it’s in the form of a youth football camp or donating money to his former high school football team at Gadsden City, Kirkpatrick keeps his hometown close. But there’s another city he’s grown close to — Cincinnati. The former Gadsden City and Alabama standout held a celebrity basketball game …

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Dre Kirkpatrick Celebrity All-Star Basketball Game could be an annual event at Princeton

SHARONVILLE, Ohio — With the game hanging in the balance Friday night, Vontaze Burfict wanted to switch basketball teams. The Cincinnati Bengals linebacker had playfully argued calls and antagonized opposing players through almost two halves of basketball, but he saw an opportunity to be on the winning side or at least gather info on the …

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Bengals players deliver surprise to elementary school

Dre Kirkpatrick, A.J. Green give bikes to kids CINCINNATI — When the students at Saint Bernard Elementary School sang “Bengal Bells,” they thought they were just singing a Cincinnati-themed parody of a classic holiday song. Little did they know, they’d be getting a visit from Dre Kirkpatrick and A.J. Green. “I’m starting to be a …

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Timeout with The Times: Getting to know Bengals’ CB Dre Kirkpatrick

The rain held off for the most part, and Dre Kirkpatrick’s Football Camp went on as planned at Titan Stadium. The former Gadsden City and Alabama star, Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. Green, Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown and the rest of the camp’s coaches led the 300 campers through drills and activities. All three NFL stars hung …

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Kirkpatrick brings camp back to Gadsden with high-profile guests

When Dre Kirkpatrick steps back onto the turf at Titan Stadium on Saturday, he won’t be alone. Along with 300 campers, Kirkpatrick will bring two of the top wide receivers in the NFL with him in Cincinnati teammate A.J. Green and Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown. The former Gadsden City and Alabama standout wanted to make …

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"I always wanted to give back because that's what my dad always preached to me. My foundation's purpose is giving kids another outlook on life. Letting them know school is cool. Getting an education is the thing to do. I want to be the face of the youth and let them know there's a way out."

- Dre Kirkpatrick

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