Montell Cozart and Deondre Ford Receive Hardship Waivers for 2015 Season

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas quarterbacks Montell Cozart and Deondre Ford have received hardship waivers from the Big 12 Conference for the 2015 season. Both Jayhawks will enter the 2016 campaign as redshirt juniors and have two years of eligibility remaining.
“It is great to see the Big 12 is giving Montell and Deondre a year back after both of these guys had their junior seasons end prematurely,” said Kansas head coach David Beaty. “They have worked tirelessly with our medical staff to get healthy and we are fortunate to have two more seasons with them in our program.”
Cozart started three of the first four games for Kansas in 2015 before suffering a season-ending injury at Iowa State. Prior to his injury, he completed 66-of-105 passes for 752 yards and two touchdowns. The Kansas City, Missouri, native also ran 45 times for 113 yards, adding a score on the ground. He enters 2016 with a streak of 101-straight passes without an interception.
Ford saw time in two games in 2015 before his season was cut short due to injury. A native of Waco, Texas, he started at Rutgers, completing six passes for 85 yards before exiting the game with an injury. Ford completed 11-of-23 passes for 132 yards on the season.
KU will begin the 2016 season on September 3 vs. Rhode Island. The Jayhawks will also host nonconference opponent Ohio (Sept. 10/Family Weekend, Band Day) before Big 12 rivals TCU (Oct. 8), Oklahoma State (Oct. 22/Homecoming, K-Club Weekend), Iowa State (Nov. 12) and Texas (Nov. 19) visit Lawrence.
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