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Jon Cornish - Football - Kansas Jayhawks

Jon Cornish

Position Running Back
Height 6'0"
Weight 205 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown New Westminister, B.C., Canada
High School St. Thomas More

#29 Jon Cornish Video Headshot As a junior (2005): Was named the John Hadl Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Year at the team[apos]s annual end of the year awards banquet … Saw action in all 12 of KU[apos]s games during the season … Led the team in rushing yards (780), rushing touchdowns (nine), average per carry (5.8) and rushing yards per game (65.0) … Collected the team[apos]s longest rush of the season when he bolted for a 72-yard touchdown against Nebraska … Hauled in 15 catches for 138 yards including two touchdown receptions against Houston in the Fort Worth Bowl … Was also a standout on special teams … An Academic All-Big 12 second-team selection. As a sophomore (2004): Saw action in 10 contests as a backup running back and on special teams … Caught a 12-yard pass versus Kansas State … Also recorded a 15-yard kick return against K-State … A second-team Academic All-Big 12 selection … A member of the Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll. As a redshirt freshman (2003): Backup running back who was a key performer on special teams … Appeared in all 13 games as a reserve … Gained three yards in his only rushing attempt of the season. As a freshman (2002): Received a medical redshirt … One of six true freshmen to see action … Appeared in one game (at UNLV) before an injury prevented him from participating for the remainder of the 2002 season … Recorded two kickoff returns for 30 yards at UNLV. High School: Rushed for 3,200 career yards and 49 touchdowns as a three-year letterwinner for Saint Thomas More High School … Averaged 14.9 yards per carry while rushing for 2,136 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior … Had a single-game best of 336 yards and four touchdowns as a running back … Also credited with 152 career tackles, including 89 his senior season … Holds his school career record with 37 quarterback sacks … Had 21 sacks as a junior … Earned a combined eight letters in football, basketball and track … A three-time most valuable player in football … Selected the British Columbia Provincial Player of the Year … Helped his team to three conference championships and the Burnaby Bowl Championship for three years … Also two-time Provincial champions and a two-time most valuable player for his school[apos]s basketball team … Coached in high school by K.C. Steele. Personal: Born in New Westminster, B.C. … Parents are Phil and Margaret Cornish … Is undecided on an academic major.