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Peyton Bender

Position Quarterback
Height 6'1''
Weight 205 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
High School Cardinal Gibbons HS

Career Honors: 2017: Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (spring).

2018 (Sr.): Nicholls: Started at quarterback in the season-opener … Threw for 187 yards and 2 touchdowns, while completing 19-fo-35 passes on the evening … His scoring plays came on a two-yard pass to Steven Sims Jr., and a 15-yard pass to Kerr Johnson Jr. … at Central Michigan: Completed 17-of-26 passes against the Chippewas, good for 130 yards and a touchdown … Tossed a 31-yard scoring pass to Kerr Johnson Jr. … Rutgers: Started at quarterback … Threw for 68 yards on 7-of-11 passing against the Scarlet Knights … at Baylor: Started at quarterback … threw for 105 yards and one touchdown on 10-17 … Oklahoma State: Did not see any action …at West Virginia: Saw action at quarterback … Threw for 191 yards with two touchdowns … at Texas Tech: Started at quarterback … Threw for 221 yards and two touchdowns … TCU: Started at quarterback … Threw for 249 yards with two touchdowns on 19-of-29 passing …Iowa State: Started at quarterback … Threw for 185 yards … at Kansas State: Made his first start in the Sunflower Showdown … Threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns … at Oklahoma: Started at quarterback … Threw for 167 yards … Texas: Started at quarterback in his last game as a Jayhawk … Threw for 159 yards and a touchdown. 

2017 (Jr.): Saw action in 10 games, starting eight … Fastest Jayhawk to reach 1,000 career passing yards in the 127-year history of the program as he recorded 1,030 passing yards in his first three outings … Finished the season with 1,609 passing yards and 10 touchdowns …  Completed 148-of-273 passes … Threw for a career-best 364 yards in the season-opener versus SEMO … SEMO: Picked up his first-career start … Completed 23-of-37 passes, good for 364 yards and career-best four TDs … Completed a 77-yard TD pass to Steven Sims Jr. … Central Michigan: Threw for 323 yards … Went 32-of-62 against the Chippewas … at Ohio: Completed 30-of-47 passes, good for 343 yards and two TDs … West Virginia: Connected on 17-of 32 passes, good for 197 yards … Threw a 64-yard pass to Sims … Texas Tech: Went 12-of-24 for 146 yards and one score against the Red Raiders … at Iowa State: Completed 8-of-19 passes for 18 yards … at TCU: Went 7-of-16 for 38 yards against the Horned Frogs … Oklahoma State: Picked up his eighth start of the season … Completed 17-of-32 passes, good for 172 yards and two scores.
2016 (So. at Itawamba CC): Played in nine games for head coach Sean Cannon … Selected Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State Second Team … Completed 65 percent of his passes, connecting on 211-of-324 attempts … Threw for 2,733 yards on the season … Averaged 303.7 yards-per-outing … Tossed 21 touchdowns, compared to just four interceptions … Completed over 60 percent of his passes in seven-of-nine contests … Threw multiple touchdowns in five games … Turned in a season-best 39-of-51 effort for 466 yards and six scores at Holmes Community College.
2015 (RFr. at Washington St.): Played in five games on the season … Started the Apple Cup at Washington … Completed 53-of-91 passes for 498 yards on the season … Added three touchdown passes, four interceptions and a completion percentage of 58.2 in the first action of his career … Came off the bench in the season opener against Portland and completed 1-of-4 passes for 18 yards … Was 1-for-2 for two yards against Oregon State and 2-for-5 for 57 yards and a key touchdown just before halftime in win at No. 18 UCLA … Finished the contest against Colorado 13-for-22 for 133 yards with a TD and an interception … In the Apple Cup, completed 36-of-58 passes for 288 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
2014 (Fr. at Washington St.): Redshirted his first season at Washington State … Participated in the 2015 Crimson & Gray Spring Game and completed 29-of-42 pass attempts for 265 yards with two touchdowns (38, 16) and two interceptions.
High School: Attended Cardinal Gibbons HS (Florida) … Named 5A All-State honorable mention his senior season … Went 167-for-256 for 2,184 yards, 28 touchdowns and six interceptions in 10 games … Helped the team to a 9-1 record before breaking his collarbone in the 10th game, missing the remainder of the season … Rated a three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com … Ranked the No. 25 pro-style quarterback in the country and No. 81 overall prospect in Florida by Rivals.com … Scout.com listed him at No. 80 among Florida prospects … Split time at quarterback as a junior … Went 96-of-176 for 1,402 yards with 15 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Personal: Son of Kelly and Mike Bender … Has one brother, Chase … Chose Kansas over offers from Georgia and Western Kentucky … Majoring in liberal arts and sciences.