When the Cleveland Browns selected Iowa linebacker Christian Kirksey in the third round of the 2014 NFL draft, the 2013 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten player just wanted to make the team's 53-man roster. The St. Louis native achieved that goal over the weekend. But the 22-year-old has achieved even greater status: he's been immortalized in one of the greatest video game glitches we've ever seen.
Thanks to an error in Madden 15, Kirksey isn't his normal 6-foot-2 self. Instead, he's one-foot-2. That's right. As if he were starring in another sequel to "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," Kirksey is dwarfed by normal-sized players.
He tried going for the pick pic.twitter.com/w9ZdcutwuR— Chitown Bears (@Chitown_bears) September 1, 2014
Evidently, the mistake is part of the "Madden Solo Challenge" mode, and in case you're confused about the uniform, this version has him playing for the Titans. (Another gaffe in the game appeared last week when a lineman went flying in the air.) Patches are probably in the works for both blunders. In the meantime, Kirksey's Wikipedia page had some fun with the goof — as did the player himself.
Why they got me a 1'2 in the Madden glitch lol why ha— Christian Kirksey (@chriskirksey20) September 1, 2014