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Tang Bacheyie

Position Safety
Height 6'1''
Weight 215 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Widsor, Ontario, Canada
High School Sandwich Secondary

Pronunciation: Tongue Baw-chee-ay

Career Honors: 2005:

KU Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Appalachian State)

2007 (Jr.): Played in all 13 games… Saw time in the secondary, as well as on special teams… Recorded eight tackles… Shared in one tackle for loss… Had a season-best four tackles against Florida International… Made two stops against Toledo… Had one tackle against both Baylor and Iowa State.

2006 (So.): Played in all 12 games during the season, but did not record any statistics.

2005 (Fr.): Was moved to safety during spring drills… Appeared in eight games on special teams as a member of the punt return and kickoff units… Gained valuable experience as a running back on the scout team offense… Chosen by the coaches as the scout team offensive player of the week for the Appalachian State game.

High School: Named All-Canadian and All-Conference after his senior season… Was the team[apos]s offensive player of the year as a junior… Earned varsity letters in football and track and field for the Sabres… Helped the team to three province championships… Sandwich was ranked the top team in Canada on two occasions during his tenure at the school… Once ran for 350 yards and four touchdowns in the first half of a game… Coached in football by John Bloomfield.

Personal: Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada… An economics major… Would like to pursue a music career in R&B… Hobbies include watching movies, listening to music and playing video games… Son of Godfrey and Bernadette Bacheyie… Has two brothers and one sister… One brother played football at the University of Buffalo and one played in Canada… Sister is a professional fitness competitor… Claims to be a gourmet cook and a great swimmer… Originally signed with Kansas out of high school, but was sidelined by an injury and deferred entrance until the 2005 season… Participated in 2005 spring workouts.

Favorites: Place to eat in Lawrence – Peking Taste; Place to play football – Memorial Stadium; Athlete – Barry Sanders; Pregame ritual – Listening to my girlfriend[apos]s pink iPod; Football memory – The locker room after we won the Orange Bowl