Graduated with degrees in SPEA management and public financial management in December 2009. The two-time All-Big Ten selection and two-time team MVP closed out his career tied for third on the Hoosiers' career sacks list with 23 and second on the career tackles for loss list with 52.5. Kirlew played in 48 career games with 41 starts. He collected 220 tackles, 152 solo, with nine forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries.
2009 Honors: Voted second team All-Big Ten by the conference coaches and media ... named Indiana's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree ... named to the 11-player Allstate AFCA Good Works Team ... one of 10 finalists for the ARA Sportsmanship Award, a semifinalist for the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup, a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy and a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... named to the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award, the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch Lists ... second team All-Big Ten selection received honorable mention All-Big Ten from the league's coaches and media ... also a third team All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele's magazine ... collected the team's Anthony Thompson MVP Award for the second straight season ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2009 (Senior): Team captain started all 12 of the team's games ... led the team with 6.5 sacks (52 yards), 15.5 tackles for loss (77 yards), five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... finished fifth on the Hoosiers with 62 tackles and third with 49 solo stops ... closed the year in the top 10 in the Big Ten in four major statistical categories ... was seventh in the league and tied for 24th nationally in tackles for loss, seventh in the conference in sacks, second in the Big Ten and tied for sixth nationally in forced fumbles and second in the Big Ten and tied for 15th nationally in fumble recoveries ... had four multi-TFL games, which pushed career total to 15 ... made at least one sack in six contests and one tackle for loss in 10 games ... forced two fumbles, one at the IU 6-yard line, and recorded nine solo stops and one sack in victory over Illinois ... posted eight solo tackles, one tackle for loss and two quarterback hurries the following weekend at Northwestern ... collected seven stops, six solo, two TFLs, and forced and recovered a fumble on the same play at No. 23 Michigan ... the next weekend vs. No. 9 Ohio State, recorded one sack (21 yards), forced a fumble and netted five tackles ... carded 1.5 sacks (10 yards), three tackles for loss (12 yards) and five stops in win over Western Michigan ... made 2.5 TFLs (16 yards), one sack and forced a fumble in triumph at Akron ... corralled five stops, one sack (seven yards) and two tackles for loss (nine yards) at Virginia ... recovered a crucial fourth-quarter fumble at the Hoosier 5-yard line and added one TFL in season-opening victory over Eastern Kentucky ... wrapped up career with six tackles and a sack vs. Purdue ... recovered a fumble at No. 7 Iowa and garnered a tackle for loss vs. No. 19 Penn State ... selected a first team All-Big Ten defensive lineman by Athlon Sports, Lindy's and Sporting News preseason magazines ... rated the eighth-best defensive end in the country by Lindy's ... selected a game captain five times.
2008 Honors: One of six finalists for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award ... voted first team All-Big Ten by the conference media and second team by the league's coaches ... honorable mention SI.com All-American ... second team Rivals.com All-Big Ten ... received the team's Anthony Thompson MVP Award, collected the team's outstanding defensive lineman award and named the team's defensive player of the year ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2008 (Junior): Finished the season with 10.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss, both ranked fourth on Indiana's single-season list ... second in the Big Ten and tied for 14th nationally in sacks and third in the league and sixth nationally in tackles for loss ... paced the conference during league play only in tackles for loss and shared third in sacks ... 19.5 tackles for loss most by a Hoosier since Adewale Ogunleye's 21.0 in 1997 ... appeared in all 12 games with 10 starts, primarily at right end, and has started 30 of the last 32 games ... finished second on the team with 74 tackles and shared the team lead with 53 solo stops ... also forced a pair of fumbles and recovered one ... led all Big Ten defensive linemen in tackles (23rd overall) ... recorded three multi-sack games and seven multi-tackle for loss contests to push career totals to four and 11, respectively ... reached three tackles for loss three times ... posted at least one-half TFL 10 times and one-half sack on eight occasions ... 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss to go along with a game-high 10 tackles, seven solo, at Minnesota ... set a career mark with nine solo stops with one sack (24 yards), three tackles for loss and one forced fumble in win over No. 22 (BCS) Northwestern ... collected two sacks and six tackles in the season opener vs. Western Kentucky and two sacks and five stops against Wisconsin ... notched a career-best 11 tackles and forced a fumble at No. 7 Penn State ... finished with three tackles for loss and four stops against Michigan State ... recovered a fumble and netted a half-sack at Illinois ... had six tackles, two for loss, and a sack vs. Central Michigan ... contributed one sack, two TFLs and four tackles against Iowa ... posted seven tackles, four solo, and added a half-sack against Murray State.
2007 (Sophomore): Played and started all 13 games at defensive end ... finished second on the team with 12.5 tackles for loss and third with 4.5 sacks ... collected 57 tackles, 34 solo, in addition to two pass breakups, two quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... collected nine tackles, six solo, 3.5 sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss at Iowa ... the 3.5 sacks were the third-highest single-game total and the 4.5 tackles for loss were the fourth-highest single-game total in IU lore ... recorded 10 tackles at Northwestern ... carded seven solo stops and one tackle for loss in the Insight Bowl against Oklahoma State ... posted four tackles, one for loss, and forced a fumble at Wisconsin ... made five tackles, three for loss, and broke up a pair of passes against Ball State ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2006 (Freshman): Made 27 tackles, including five for loss ... named Freshman All-Big Ten by Sporting News ... played in 11 of IU's 12 games and started the final seven at end ... added five tackles, 1.5 for loss, and posted a sack against Michigan State ... carded his first career forced fumble and recovered it for his first career fumble recovery at top-ranked Ohio State ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2005: Redshirted the 2005 season.
Prep/Personal: Second team all-state as a senior tight end and defensive end ... member of the school's first district champion basketball team ... parents are Henry Kirlew and Janet Jackson ... born on May 12, 1987, Jammie Leonard Kirlew is a SPEA management and public financial management double major.