Kansas Jayhawks
Cornell Wheeler - Football - Kansas Jayhawks

Cornell Wheeler

Position Linebacker
Height 6'0"
Weight 220 lbs.
Class RS-Freshman
Hometown West Bloomfield, Mich.
High School West Bloomfield

2021 (R-Fr.): Saw game action in eight games for the Jayhawks …Saw extensive time on special teams… Made one assisted tackled against Iowa State.

2020 (Fr at Michigan.): Did not see game action.

High School: Prepped at West Bloomfield High School…Helped lead team to 10-2 record as a senior and a spot in the state quarterfinals…Four-year varsity starter, who was part of 2017 team that advanced to state championship game…Four-star prospect according to Rivals.com, including the fifth-best prospect in the state of Michigan and the 245th best player overall in the country…Finished his senior season with 130 tackles, 10 tackles-for-loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…Posted 165 tackles, 12 tackles-for-loss and three fumble recoveries as a junior…MLive Detroit’s Defensive Player of the Year…2019 Detroit News Dream Team member…Detroit News All-North team honoree during his junior and senior seasons.

Personal: Son of Tawanna and Christopher Wheeler.