2018 (Junior): Did not see game action ... Walked as a part of WCU's 2018 Senior Day festivities ... Named to the 2018-19 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
2017 (Sophomore): Did not see game action ... Named to the 2017-18 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
2016 (Freshman): Did not see game action ... Named to the 2016-17 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played both offensive tight end and defensive end, as well as on special teams as a prep ... Started playing at a private school before transferring to Oviedo High ... Was involved in starting a team Bible study and was involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) ... High school coach was Wes Allen.
Personal: Is the son of Rex and Ann Birkmire ... Has an older brother, Jon.