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Reis Vernon

Position Punter
Height 6'2"
Weight 185 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Bixby, Okla.
High School Bixby HS
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Career Honors: 2021: Academic All-Big 12 Football First Team.

2022 (Jr.): at West Virginia: Averaged 43 yards on three punt attempts … Stuck one punt inside the 20-yard-line … at Houston: Punted twice for an average of 43 yards per punt … Long of the game was 53 yards … One punt placed inside the 20-yard line … Duke: Punted once for 45 yards and inside the 20-yard line in win over the Blue Devils … Iowa State: Punted six times for a total of 239 yards, averaging 39.8 yards/punt … Stuck three punts inside the 20-yard line … TCU: Punted three times for 125 yards, averaging 41.7 yards/punt … Punted one inside the 20-yard line … at Oklahoma: Punted five times for 212 yards, averaging 42.4 yards/punt … Stuck one inside the 20-yard line … Also recorded a punt for 60 yards … at Baylor: Punted twice for 63 total yards … Averaged 31.5 yards/punt … Oklahoma State: Punted three times for 94 yards … Stuck one punt inside the 20-yard line … at Texas Tech: Punted twice for 96 yards … Averaged 48 yards/punt with one sticking inside the 20-yard line … Texas: Punted three times, averaging 39.2 yards/punt.

2021 (So.): Posted 49 punts for 1,981 yards, averaging 40.4 yards per punt on the 12-game season for KU… South Dakota: Had a season-long punt of 59 yards and two touchbacks … Baylor: Punted a season high of eight times for 376 yards against BaylorTallied 16 fair catches and six punts of 50+ yards on the season, along with seven inside the 20-yard line.

2020 (Fr.): Took over the team’s punting duties for the final five games of the season … Punted 38 times for 1,438 yards for an average of 37.8 yards per punt … His long punt of the year was good for 50 yards … He had a single touchback … Fair catches were called on 11 of his punts … He landed four punts within the 20-yard line … Punted the football 50 or more yards once on the year.at Kansas State: Punted for the first time of his college career during the Dillons Sunflower Showdown, registering a 32-yard punt in the second quarter … His five total punts accumulated 173 yards, good for a 34.6 average … His long punt of the day went 39 yards and one landed inside the 20-yard line … Iowa State: His 44-yard punt in the first quarter eclipsed his previous season-high 39-yard punt against Kansas State … Later in the game, the freshman bested that mark on a 50-yard punt at the end of the first quarter against the Cyclones … at Oklahoma: Set new career marks in punts (nine) and punt yards (331), besting his five kick and 258 yard performance vs. Iowa State (10-31-20) … He also tallied five punts at Kansas State (10-24-20) … TCU: Set a career high in punts and punt yards with 11 punts for 408 yards on the afternoon, besting his game last week against Oklahoma when he punted nine times for 331 yards … at Texas Tech: Punted seven times against the Red Raiders for a total of 268 yards, good for an average of 38.3 yards per punt … His long punt of the game went for 44 yards and he dropped one punt within the 20-yard line. 

High School: adidas All-American out of Bixby HS under head coach Loren Montgomery … Named First Team All-State by the Tulsa World and the Oklahoman … Was Named District 6A-II-2 Special Teams Player of the Year and First Team All-District … Three-time Academic All-State selection.

Personal:  Son of Randa and Rowland Vernon … Plans to major in accounting … Chose Kansas over interest from Army, Air Force, Nebraska and Oklahoma State.


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.