He was one of Les Miles’ first KU recruits and he’s quickly becoming a defensive leader for the Jayhawks. Sophomore safety Kenny Logan Jr. has made a big leap from his rookie season to now, and as the little brother of a two-time All-American at Florida, Logan has big dreams for his own career trajectory at Kansas.
Mark Francis’ love of soccer has taken him halfway around the world to Lawrence, where he’s transformed the Jayhawk program into one of nation’s best. That rise has included the program’s first Big 12 Tournament Championship title in 2019 and a Top-10 national ranking this season.
With a nickname like “The Gravedigger,” you better be a nightmare for the opposing team. And Gilbert Brown was just that—an imposing figure who was dominate over offensive lines throughout his college and NFL careers.
Kwamie Lassiter II was destined to play at Kansas. After all, his dad was an All-Big 8 performer and an Aloha Bowl champion defensive back for the Jayhawks. The elder Lassiter then went on to have a 10-year NFL career – spending eight of those seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.
Andrew Parchment is a preseason first-team All-Big 12 selection, a Biletnikoff Award nominee and the clear go-to receiver for the Kansas Jayhawks. The stage is set for a memorable senior campaign and perhaps an NFL future as well. But get this – it almost didn’t happen.
He’s the most prolific passer in KU football history. He helped engineer the greatest two-year stretch the program has ever seen. Todd Reesing is as legendary as it gets when it comes to Kansas Football.
Since Big 12 play began in 1996, there’s only been one Jayhawk football player to win the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year award. That player is Nick Reid and he did so at a position he never played prior to arriving at KU.
Pooka Williams needs no introduction to Jayhawk fans. The talented and electrifying running back has already established himself as one of the best in Kansas history, becoming just the second Jayhawk to rush for more than 2,000 yards in his first two seasons. And in his eyes, he’s just getting started.
Darrell Stuckey overcame a lot early in life along the road to an Orange Bowl championship and NFL Pro Bowl. His journey to the peak of college and pro football success was long and winding, filled with plenty of adversity.
Every football season, there’s a handful of new freshman Jayhawks for fans to get excited about. Their high school careers over, now they’re ready for the bright lights of major college football. But how do they get discovered? And what goes into getting them to Lawrence?