Four Jayhawks To Play In College Football All-Star Games

Feb. 1, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Two recent Kansas football seniors will participate in all-star football games Saturday, while two more are scheduled to compete in late March.

Offensive tackle Brad Thorson will be playing in the NFL Players Association game, formerly known as the Texas vs. The Nation game in San Antonio, Texas while

defensive back Chris Harris will be playing in the Dixie Gridiron Classic in St. George, Utah this weekend.

In addition, both running back Angus Quigley and wide receiver Johnathan Wilson will compete in the inaugural Pro Bound Sports Bowl in Little Rock, Ark., March 26.

Thorson started the final 24 games of his Kansas career. He was named the team’s top offensive lineman after his junior year. This past season he was KU’s offensive player of the week vs. Nebraska.

Off the field, Thorson was a two-time academic All-Big 12 First-Team selection, a 2010 academic all-district first-team honoree, a Big 12 Community of Champions winner and an Allstate AFCA Good Works Team nominee.

Harris finished his KU career with 42 starts and his 290 career tackles rank third among KU defensive backs all time. In 2010 he was third on the team with 82 tackles. Harris was third on the team in tackles in 2009 with 84 stops. He was a team captain and the KU defensive player of the week vs. OklahomaState this past season.

Quigley was a team captain in 2010 and started five games at running back in his final year. He was second on the team in rushing with 71 carries for 262 yards and one touchdown. He also caught 15 passes for 64 more yards. In his career, he ran 147 times for 669 yards and six touchdowns. He spent the 2009 season as a backup linebacker.

Wilson finished his Jayhawk career ranked eighth on the KU receptions list with 119 and 15th on the receiving yardage list with 1,461. In 2010 he caught 38 balls for 387 yards and two touchdowns. His best season statistically was 2008 when he had 43 receptions for 573 yards and three touchdowns.