KU’s Jon Cornish Named CFL Player of the Month for July

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas standout running back Jon Cornish was named Gibson’s Finest CFL Player of the Month for July, the Canadian Football League announced Thursday. A native of New Westminster, BC, Cornish was one of four players honored by the league as he was named the Canadian Player of the Month.

Cornish, who plays for the Calgary Stampeders, rushed for 501 yards and three touchdowns on 77 carries during the month. He also caught 14 passes for 137 yards and a score in helping lead the Stampeders into second place in the West Division. Cornish ranks second in the CFL in rushing on the season and was named the Canadian Player of the Week for Week 1 of the 2013 CFL season.

Cornish, who lettered at KU from 2003-06, is the Kansas single-season rushing record holder with 1,457 yards on the ground in 2006. He ranks 10th on the KU career rushing chart with 2,248 yards and 17 touchdowns on 287 carries. Additionally, he is fourth on the KU all-time list for 100-yard rushing games with 12 in his Jayhawk career.

Cornish and his Calgary teammates will return to action on Friday, Aug. 9, when they play host to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He is one of three Kansas alums playing in the CFL as Raymond Brown plays defensive back for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Marcus Henry plays wide receiver for the Edmonton Eskimos.

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