Wayne Simien, Bud Stallworth, David Jaynes to be Inducted into Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
July 10, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Three former Kansas Jayhawks – Wayne Simien, Bud Stallworth and David Jaynes – will be inducted into the state of Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in October.
Simien was an All-America basketball player at Kansas from 2002-05; Stallworth is one of three Jayhawks to earn All-America honors on the court and academically, he played at Kansas from 1970-72; and Jaynes was an All-America football player from 1971-73.
— Simien, who played at Kansas from 2002-05, ended his career at KU as No. 12 in scoring (1,593), No. 7 in rebounds (884), No. 4 in double-doubles (38) and tied for fourth in games with double-figure rebounds (39).
— Simien helped lead the Jayhawks to a 110-28 record during his career, along with three Big 12 Championships, four NCAA Tournament appearances, two Final Fours and an Elite Eight.
— A consensus First Team All-American his senior year (2005), Simien was also a two-time All-Big 12 First Team selection (2004 and 2005). He was the 2005 Big 12 Player of the Year, after averaging 20.3 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.
— Simien’s jersey was retired at Kansas on Jan. 29, 2011.
— He was the 29th pick in the first round of the 2005 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat with whom he won an NBA Championship in 2006. He played in 51 career games and averaged 3.3 points and 1.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 46.9 percent from the field and 85.4 percent from the free throw line.
— Simien, a Leavenworth, Kan., native retired from professional basketball in May 2009 to pursue work in Christian ministry.
— Stallworth is one of only three players in school history to earn All-America honors on the hardwood and in the classroom. He became the school’s first Academic All-American in 1971.
— He was named the 1972 Big Eight Conference Player of the Year when he averaged 25.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.
— The Hartselle, Ala., native was a two-time all-league selection who ended his career with an 18.1 scoring average and his 50 points against Missouri in 1972 ranks second on the KU single-game scoring list.
— Stallworth’s jersey was officially retired on Jan. 31, 2005.
— Stallworth was the seventh overall pick in the 1972 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. He played five seasons in the NBA and finished his career playing in 313 games and averaging 7.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. His best season came in 1974-75 with the New Orleans Jazz when he averaged 9.9 points and 3.4 rebounds per game, while shooting 42 percent from the field.
— Jaynes brought a lethal arm to the Kansas offense in the early 1970s and would go on to break virtually every season and career passing mark in the Jayhawk record book. A local product out of Bonner Springs, Kan., he finished his career ranked No. 1 all-time in passing yardage with 5,132 yards.
— His 35 career passing touchdowns stood as a school record for 34 years.
— Jaynes earned All-America honors in 1973 after completing 172-of-330 of his passes for 2,131 yards and 13 touchdown passes. He finished fourth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1973. He is one of only three players (John Hadl and Bobby Douglass) in school history to finish in the top eight in the Heisman Trophy voting.
— Jaynes had his best game during his senior season in which he set a then-school record against Tennessee. He connected on 35-of-58 attempts for 394 yards.
— He directed the Jayhawks to a 7-4-1 record during his senior season, including a trip to the Liberty Bowl and was named the Liberty Bowl Offensive MVP.
— Jaynes led KU in passing for three consecutive seasons, while leading the conference in two of those seasons (1972 and 1973).
— After completing his senior season he was invited to participate in the 1973 East-West Shrine Game. He was drafted with the 66th pick in the third round of the 1974 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.