Career Honors: 2021: Academic All-Big 12 Football First Team.
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 Baylor … Tallied 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.