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Velton Gardner

Position Running Back
Height 5'9''
Weight 190 lbs.
Class Freshman
Hometown Dallas, Texas
High School Skyline HS
bio

2019 (Fr.): Oklahoma: Gained five yards on three carries, with a long of four yards, against the Sooners … at TCU: Had a breakout day at running back for the Jayhawks against the Horned Frogs … Carried the ball four times for a total of 61 yards, with a long rush of 45 yards and one touchdown … Also caught one pass for a gain of 11 yards, a new career-long reception … Coastal Carolina: Caught one pass from quarterback Carter Stanley for a total of two yards … Indiana State: Saw action in the season opener in his Jayhawk debut … Recorded two receptions for three yards.

High School: Rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com and Rivals.com … Played for head coach Herman Johnson at Skyline HS … As a senior, completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 2,459 yards and 26 touchdowns, while leading the team with 842 rushing yards and 14 scores … Named Offensive Most Valuable Player of the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl … Had over 3,000 total yards with 30 touchdowns his junior season … Rated No. 31 in the Dallas Morning News Top 100 rankings … Also lettered in track & field.

Personal: Son of Beatrice Ashley … Plans to major in sport management … Chose Kansas over offers from Texas Tech, Kansas State, Syracuse, Houston, Colorado and others.