David Jaynes

David Jaynes

David Jaynes brought a lethal arm to the Kansas offense in the early 1970s and broke virtually every season and career passing mark in the Jayhawk record book. A highly recruited high school quarterback at nearby Bonner Springs, Jaynes concluded his career ranked No. 1 all-time in passing yardage (a mark later broken by Frank Seurer) with 5,132 yards. His 35 career passing touchdowns still stands as a school record. Jaynes, who earned All-America honors in 1973, had his greatest game as a senior in 1973 with a school-record performance against Tennessee in Knoxville. Jaynes connected on 35 of 58 attempts for 394 yards. "I've never seen him have a better day in his life," said head coach Don Fambrough. Jaynes directed the Jayhawks to a 7-4-1 record his senior year, including a trip to the Liberty Bowl. Jaynes, who led KU in passing for three consecutive seasons, finished fourth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1973.





Career Stats

5,132 Career Passing Yards
392 Career Passing Completions
754 Career Passing Attempts
35 Career Passing Touchdowns