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Lonnie Phelps

Position Defensive End
Height 6'3"
Weight 245 lbs.
Class RS-Junior
Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
High School Mount Healthy HS / Miami (OH)

Career Honors 2022: All-Big 12 Second Team (Coaches), All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (DNoY, DPoY) (Coaches), All-Big 12 Second Team (AP)

2022 (R-Jr.): Tennessee Tech: Started at defensive line for the Jayhawks in season opener … Recorded seven tackles (six solo, one assisted) for a game-high … Had three sacks for a loss of 19 yards … Four of his tackles were for a total loss of 21 yards … at West Virginia: Recorded two tackles (one solo, one assisted) against the Mountaineers … at Houston: Made an impact for the Jayhawks with five tackles (three solo, two assisted) … Also had a TFL (solo) for a yard … Duke: Totaled six tackles (five solo, one assisted) in win over the Blue Devils … Recorded a sack (solo) for a six-yard loss … Iowa State: Recorded three tackles (solo), one being a sack for a three-yard loss … Also had a QBH and a pass breakup in win over the Cyclones … TCU: Grabbed five tackles (two solo, three assisted) … Recorded a sack for nine yards … Assisted on a TFL of a yard … at Oklahoma: Recorded a solo tackle against the Sooners … at Baylor: Made eight tackles against the Bears (six solo, two assisted) … Oklahoma State: Recorded three solo tackles and hurried the QB once against the Cowboys … at Texas Tech: Made six tackles (five solo, one assisted) … Forced a fumble and recorded a TFL for four yards … Had two QB hurries … Texas: Logged three solo tackles against the Longhorns … at Kansas State: Made five tackles (four solo, one assisted) … Forced a fumble and recorded a sack … Hurried the quarterback once … Arkansas: Finished the game with four tackles (three solo, one assisted) … Had a sack for a loss of four yards … Also hurried the QB once vs the Razorbacks in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

2021 (R-So. at Miami): Named Second Team All-MAC…Finished the season with 13.5 tackles-for-loss and 9.5 sacks…Totaled 30 tackles, including 23 solo stops…Had one fumble recovery…Had two sacks and four total tackles in 34-7 win over Bowling Green…Had one sack each against Ohio, Akron, Eastern Michigan, Long Island, Minnesota and No. 8 Cincinnati…Also had one sack in the Frisco Football Classic against North Texas in a 27-14 win…Had a season-high six tackles against Long Island…Had four tackles apiece against Bowling Green, Ohio and Akron.

2020 (So. at Miami): Named Third Team All-MAC, finishing the year with eight tackles and two sacks in three games…Had two sacks and six tackles in a win over Ball State.

2019 (Fr. at Miami): Played in 13 games and finished third on the team with 4.5 sacks…Also had 19 tackles and two forced fumbles on the season…Recorded his first career sack against his current head coach Lance Leipold at Buffalo…Had one sack and a forced fumble at Ohio…Blocked a punt at Ball State.

High School: Prepped at Mount Healthy High School, where he was coached by Arvie Crouch and Tyler Barrett…Named Team Captain…First Team All-Southwest Ohio…Recorded 100 tackles, 10 sacks (a school record) and 18 tackles-for-loss as a senior…Blocked four kicks…District defensive player of the year…First Team All-State…Conference defensive player of the year as a junior, when he finished with 76 tackles and 10 sacks.


Personal: Parents are Nichole and Lonnie Phelps.

Football 🏈 Phelps, Bostick Set to Participate in NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis

In preparation for the 2023 NFL Draft, Kansas’ Lonnie Phelps Jr., and Earl Bostick Jr., will participate in the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine February 28-March 4 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Football 🏈 Jayhawks Well-Represented on Phil Steele All-Big 12 Teams

Kansas football was well-represented on the 2022 Phil Steele All-Big 12 Teams, which was announced on Thursday, including nine individuals selected to the teams.

Football 🏈 Phelps, Bryant Named to Associated Press All-Big 12 Team

Kansas was represented by a pair of Jayhawks on the Associated Press All-Big 12 Teams, with cornerback Cobee Bryant and defensive end Lonnie Phelps earning a spot on the second team. The AP announced the postseason honors on Friday.

Football 🏈 Nine Jayhawks Named to All-Big 12 Teams

The Kansas Jayhawks had nine players named All-Big 12 on Wednesday, the Big 12 Conference announced, headlined by defensive back Cobee Bryant as a first-team selection, along with quarterback Jalon Daniels, tight end Mason Fairchild, center Mike Novitsky and defensive end Lonnie Phelps as second-team selections.