Football and Track & Field

A standout football player for the Knights, Kevin Birkholz ’76 also lettered four times in track and field and once in basketball during his four years at Carleton. A two-time all-conference free safety in 1974 and 1975, he also earned all-conference second team honors both seasons as a split end. He lettered all four years in football. He set the Carleton single-season record for most interceptions with 11 in 1974, which also led the nation that season, and he ended his career with 13 interceptions. As a pass receiver, he ended his career with 1,657 receiving yards on 81 receptions. His best game came against Ripon College in 1973, when he tallied 166 receiving yards. In track and field, Birkholz was an outstanding long jumper and hurdler, winning multiple conference titles in both events.