A three-year letterman and two-time All-Big Eight Conference selection, John Zook anchored one of the top defensive units in Kansas football history. Zook earned All-America honors in 1968 as the defensive standout on a Kansas team who finished with a 9-2 record, shared the conference championship and faced Penn State in the Orange Bowl. The Jayhawks were ranked sixth nationally in the final Associated Press poll -- Zook's senior season. He finished his career with 202 total tackles, which ranks as the fourth-best mark among defensive linemen in school history. "He never played but full speed from snap one to snap hundred. He was the most full-speed player on every snap that you could imagine," said Pepper.