A total of 10 Jayhawks were honored as the Big 12 Conference announced its all-conference teams Wednesday, led by senior Hakeem Adeniji and sophomore Pooka Williams Jr., who were named All-Big 12 First Team. Selections are made by the league’s 10 head coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own players.
John Halpin was honored this past weekend at KU’s final home game of the season for being a dedicated fan, attending ever Jayhawk home football game for the past 50 years, dating back to 1969. Halpin and his family were welcomed to take the field to be recognized during the second quarter of Saturday’s game against Baylor.
Sophomore running back Pooka Williams Jr., accomplished a feat that has only been done once before in Kansas football history on Saturday, as he surpassed the 1,000 yard mark in back-to-back seasons, joining James Sims as the only other Jayhawk to rush for 1,000 or more yards in consecutive seasons.
Carter Stanley is in the midst of a memorable senior season and has ensured that he will be remembered long after his time in the Crimson and Blue is over, as he became just the fifth Jayhawk in Kansas history to throw for 5,000 or more career yards on Saturday.
In a game that featured a 5,000 career-yard passer and a 1,000 yards in a season rusher, the Kansas football team dropped its 2019 finale to No. 9 Baylor, 61-6, Saturday afternoon at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.
Week 13 of Jayhawks in the NFL features a Thanksgiving showdown, featuring Dorance Armstrong Jr., and the Dallas Cowboys, as well as two games on Sunday and a Monday Night Football game between Bradley McDougald and the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings.