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Mason Fairchild

Position Tight End
Height 6'4''
Weight 260 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Andale, Kan.
High School Andale HS

Career Honors: 2023: Semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy; Nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, Preseason All-Big 12 Third Team (Athlon, Phil Steele), John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List … 2022: All-Big 12 Second Team (Coaches)… 2021: Academic All-Big 12 Football First Team. 2020: Academic All-Big 12 Football First Team.

2023 (Sr.): Missouri State: Converted two receptions into 22 yards in the season-opening win … Illinois: Caught one reception for 16 yards … at Nevada: Led Kansas with 74 yards on five receptions … at Texas: Completed two catches for thirty yards (15.0 avg.) … UCF: Hauled in a team-high three receptions for 19 yards in the contest…at Oklahoma State: Hauled in five passes for 95 yards, good for 19 yards per catch… Also tied his career high in touchdowns with two… Oklahoma: Caught three passes for 62 yards in the victory over the Sooners… Texas Tech: Caught two passes for a total of 20 yards, good for 10 yards per reception… Kansas State: Hauled in one pass for a gain of 59 yards… at Cincinnati: Caught a 26 yard touchdown pass in the win over the Bearcats…

2022 (Sr.): Tennessee Tech: Caught two passes for six yards and a TD against the Golden Eagles … at West Virginia: Grabbed a TD pass for 10 yards against the Mountaineers … at Houston: Recorded a catch for four yards in win over the Cougars … Duke: Saw playing time, did not record any stats … Iowa State: Started at TE for the Jayhawks in win over the Cyclones … TCU: Caught three passes on three targets for 80 yards and a TD … Recorded 39 YAC … at Oklahoma: Led the Jayhawks in receptions with six … Logged 106 yards and two TDs for his fourth score of the season … at Baylor: Caught two passes for 19 yards … Assisted on a tackle against the Bears … Oklahoma State: Did not record any stats … at Texas Tech: Led the Jayhawks in receptions with five on six targets … Reeled in 49 yards through the air … Texas: Caught five passes on five targets … Logged 48 yards against the Longhorns to put him over 500 receiving yards on the season … at Kansas State: Had four catches for 41 yards vs the Wildcats … Arkansas: Completed six of his seven passes for 80 yards and a TD.

2021 (Jr.): Played in 11 of the Jayhawks’ twelve games, while starting in nine … Hauled in 13 catches for 128 yards and one touchdown … His longest catch was for 20 yards … Tallied three solo tackles on the year … South Dakota: Had four receptions for 58 yards, including a one-handed grab on the sideline that was selected for SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays … Baylor: Collected three catches for 13 yards … Texas Tech: Caught a single pass for seven yards … at Oklahoma State: Had one catch for a six-yard gain … Kansas State: Made two catches for 13 yards … at Texas: Posted two catches for 31 yards and his first career touchdown in the 57-56 overtime win against the Longhorns.

2020 (So.): Academic All-Big 12 Football First Team … A starter for KU’s offense in six of the nine games in which he played … Caught five passes for a total of 57 yards, good for an average of 11.4 yards per reception … His long catch of the year was 27 yards while his average receptions per game was 6.3 for the season. Coastal Carolina: Played in the Jayhawks’ season-opener, but did not record any statistics … at Baylor: Made his first start of the season at tight end against the Baylor Bears, did not record any stats … Oklahoma State: Played against the Cowboys but did not record any stats … at West Virginia: Kansas’ starting tight end in Morgantown, his second starting assignment of the season … Did not record any stats … at Kansas State: One of three Jayhawk captains for the annual Dillons Sunflower Showdown … Made his first catch of the season in the second quarter for 27 yards, the longest reception of his career … His previous long of 23 yards came in 2019 … Set a career high in catches with two and yards with 38 … His previous best of one reception was made twice in 2019, most recently at TCU … Iowa State: Started at fullback for the Jayhawks against ISU … His three receptions on the day set a new career high and totaled 19 yards of offense … at Oklahoma: One of three team captains against the Sooners … Earned his fifth start of the season in Norman, this time at wide receiver … Has played in all seven games this season … TCU: One of KU’s four captains for the game … Started his sixth game of the season (TE) and has seen playing time for the Jayhawks in all eight of their contests … at Texas Tech: The starter at tight end for KU in Lubbock, his seventh start of the season, while having seen playing time in all nine games … Did not record any statistics on the day.

2019 (Fr.): Saw action in all 12 of KU’s games this year, earning two starts … Caught two passes for a total of 32 yards with a long reception of 23 yards. Indiana State: Saw playing time but did not record any stats … Coastal Carolina: Made his first Jayhawk start at tight end vs. the Chanticleers … at Boston College: Caught one pass for nine yards from quarterback Carter Stanley, the first reception of his collegiate career … West Virginia: Saw playing time against the Mountaineers, but did not record any statistics in the game … at TCU: His one reception against the Horned Frogs tied his career best … The 23-yard catch was the longest of his young career at KU … Oklahoma: Earned his second start of the season at tight end against the Sooners … Did not record any stats on the day … at Texas: Saw playing time in Austin, but did not record any stats … Did not have any statistics vs. Texas Tech, Kansas State, at Oklahoma State, at Iowa State or vs. Baylor while on the field for the Jayhawks.

High School: Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com … Helped lead Andale HS to an 11-1 record his senior season playing defensive end and tight end … Played under head coach Dylan Schmidt at Andale HS … Selected to play in the 2019 Kansas Shrine Bowl … Named a Top 100 Senior by SportsinKansas.com … Tabbed All-State Top 11 by the Topeka Capitol-Journal … Named Class 3A All-State by the Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital-Journal.

Personal: Son of Tina and Tim Fairchild … Plans to major in engineering.

Football 🏈 Fairchild Named Semifinalist for 2023 William V. Campbell Trophy

Kansas senior tight end Mason Fairchild has been selected as one of 201 semifinalists nationwide for the 2023 William V. Campbell Trophy, which is college football’s premier scholar-athlete award.

Football 🏈 John Mackey Award Recognizes Mason Fairchild on Watch List

Kansas senior Mason Fairchild is one of 48 tight ends named to the 2023 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List. Given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end, the award is presented by the Friends of John Mackey.

Football 🏈 Mason Fairchild Nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

Senior tight end Mason Fairchild is one of 136 college football players who have been nominated for the 2023 Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team®, which was announced by the AFCA earlier this week.

Football 🏈 KU Has 12 Recognized on Phil Steele’s All-Big 12 Preseason Teams

Kansas had 12 players selected to the Phil Steele’s 2023 Preseason All-Big 12 Football teams, highlighted by three first team and three second team selections.

Football 🏈 Jayhawks Have 10 Selected to Athlon Sports All-Big 12 Preseason Teams

The Kansas Jayhawks had 10 players chosen for the 2023 Athlon Sports Preseason All-Big 12 Football Teams, highlighted by four first team selections in quarterback Jalon Daniels, running back Devin Neal, offensive lineman Mike Novitsky and cornerback Cobee Bryant.

Cross Country 16 Jayhawks Receive Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award

Sixteen University of Kansas student-athletes have been honored with the Big 12 Conference’s highest academic achievement, the 2023 Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, it was announced Friday.

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 🏈 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.

Football 🏈 Eight Jayhawks Named to College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Teams

Kansas Football was well-represented by eight Jayhawks on the College Sports Communicators (CSC) Academic All-District Team, including Earl Bostick Jr., Cobee Bryant, Sam Burt, Jared Casey, Jalon Daniels, Mason Fairchild, Eriq Gilyard and Reis Vernon.

Football Inside Kansas Football’s Do-or-Die Drive Against South Dakota

Lance Leipold will likely long remember every major detail of his first game in crimson and blue, with Kansas football’s new head coach debuting in style by way of a 17-14 come-from-behind victory over South Dakota last Friday night at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.