Meet Sam Darnold's girlfriend: Is he still with Claire Kirksey?

Olivia Olphin April 7, 2021
Meet Sam Darnold’s girlfriend: Is he still with Claire Kirksey?

Who is NFL quarterback Sam Darnold’s girlfriend? We give you all the details about Sam Darnold’s career as well as his relationship with Claire Kirksey.

Meet the the Carolina Panthers’ quarterback

Samuel Richard Darnold was born on 5 June 1997 in California. He is 23 years old.

On Monday the New York Jets traded Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers in return for a sixth-round pick in the NFL Draft.

He was drafted by the New York Jets in 2018 and has played three seasons for the club. However, many fans feel that he has struggled due to inconsistencies in his performance. Darnold has not yet been able to play all 16 season games each season.

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As a child Darnold was exposed to many sports such as basketball, soccer and baseball. It was only later in his sophomore year at High School that he decided to become serious about American Football.

His dad was previously an offensive lineman at the University of Redlands in California, while his mum used to play Volleyball for Long Beach City college. He also has a sister named Franki.

Does Sam Darnold have a girlfriend?

While many fans are enquiring if Sam Darnold has a wife or girlfriend, it appears that the NFL star is single at the moment.

Darnold previously dated Claire Kirksey. The pair met around 2016 when Darnold was studying at the University of Southern California, and while Kirksey was studying for a BA in hospitality administration at California State.

Kirksey was born on 19 May 1997 and is from Huntington Beach, California. She currently works as a Management Trainee at Enterprise.

However, Kirksey is now in a long-term relationship with a man named Liam McCloskey and appears to be very happy.

While Kirksey has moved onto a long term relationship it seems that Sam Darnold is still looking for that perfect person, and is enjoying the single life.

We wish him all the best at his new club!

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.