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Mason Fairchild

Position Tight End
Height 6'5''
Weight 261 lbs.
Class Sophomore
Hometown Andale, Kan.
High School Andale HS

Career Honors: 2021: Academic All-Big 12 Football First Team. 2020: Academic All-Big 12 Football First Team.

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.

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