Kansas Football Updates Roster
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football head coach David Beaty welcomed the remainder of his 2015 signing class to campus as the first session of summer school began Tuesday. In addition to updating the Jayhawk roster to reflect the signees officially making their way to Mount Oread, Beaty also announced a few additional roster moves.
Linebacker Jake Love has retired from football; he earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from KU in May.
“I would like to start off by thanking Coach Turner Gill for giving me the opportunity to play at the University of Kansas four short years ago” said Love. “I have met so many amazing people on this journey and consider many of them family. Unfortunately, I have been advised not to play football anymore due to medical reasons. I am thankful that KU has given me the option to start working on my master’s degree in the fall and it’s something I look forward to.
“I wish Coach Beaty and his staff nothing but the best moving forward and will be cheering from the stands come September 5. Lastly, I would like to thank the fans who have supported me through thick and thin and my parents who have been there for me since day one. Rock Chalk!”
Love played in 35 games during his Jayhawk career, picking up 19 starts at linebacker. He accumulated 147 tackles, including 93 solo hits. He also posted 20.5 tackles-for-loss, four passes defensed, 4.0 sacks and two forced fumbles.
“When I think of Jake Love I think of a hard-nosed, tough, physical football player,” said Beaty. “We are going miss his leadership and tenacity on the field, but we will also miss having a guy out there with the experience he has playing in the Big 12. With that said, nothing is more important than his health and him being able to have a long, productive future outside of football. I am really happy he got his degree and we wish him the best as he moves forward.”
Wide receiver Rodriguez Coleman and running back Corey Avery, who were previously listed as suspended indefinitely, have been dismissed from the program for violating team rules. Signee Shola Ayinde did not report to campus and will be delaying his enrollment.
Season tickets for the 2015 KU football campaign are available online at KUAthletics.com, by calling 800-34-HAWKS or in-person at the Allen Fieldhouse ticket office.
Beaty and the Jayhawks will open the 2015 football season with a home game versus South Dakota State on Saturday, Sept. 5. The KU-SDSU game will kick off at 11 a.m., on FOX Sports Net (FSN).
The Jayhawks will host Memphis in their second contest of the season on Saturday, Sept. 12. KU-Memphis will be broadcast live on the Jayhawk Network in the state of Kansas and the Kansas City metro area and is available outside of the state lines to a national audience on ESPN3. More information on the Jayhawk Network (JTV) and its affiliates is available at KUAthletics.com/TV.
Kansas will also host Baylor (Oct. 10), Texas Tech (Oct. 17), Oklahoma (Oct. 31), West Virginia (Nov. 21) and Kansas State (Nov. 28) at Memorial Stadium during 2015.
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