Career Honors: 2023: Preseason All-Big 12 First Team (Athlon) 2022: (So.) All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (RB, OPoY) (Coaches), Doak Walker Award National Running Back of the Week (11/5), Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (11/5), Athlon Sports Second Preseason Team All-Big 12, Phil Steele Preseason All-Big 12 Third Team, Doak Walker Award Preseason Candidate List 2021: (Fr.) – Co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (10/25), Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (11/15), Honorable Mention All-Big 12.
2022 (Soph.): Tennessee Tech: Started in season-opener … Attempted four rushes for 108 yards … Scored two touchdowns on the ground … Had one catch for 10 yards … at West Virginia: Ran for 42 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries … Caught a 17 yard pass resulting in a touchdown … at Houston: Rushed for 54 yards on 14 touches, averaging 3.9 yards per carry … Duke: Carried the ball nine times for 54 yards, good for six yards/carry … Caught a pass for four yards in win over the Blue Devils … Iowa State: Led the Jayhawks with 75 rushing yards on 12 carries, averaging 6.2 yards/carry … TCU: Led both teams in rushing with 88 yards on 15 touches, averaging 5.9 yards/carry … at Oklahoma: Rushed for 84 yards on 12 carries against the Sooners … Scored a touchdown for his fifth of the season … Caught a pass for three yards … at Baylor: Rushed for 32 yards and a TD on 10 carries … Recorded a solo tackle against the Bears … Oklahoma State: Had a career day against the Cowboys … Rushed for 224 yards and a TD on 32 carries … Caught six passes for 110 yards … Tallied 334 total all-purpose yards … First Jayhawk to put up 200+ rushing yards and 100+ receiving yards in a single game … at Texas Tech: Rushed the ball 24 times for 190 yards … Game-long rushing play of 63 yards … Averaged 7.9 yards per carry … Caught four passes for eight yards … Led both teams in all-purpose yards for the second straight week with 198 yards … Texas: Rushed for 51 yards on 13 touches … Surpassed 1,000 rushing yards for the season against the Longhorns (1,002) … Arkansas: Lead the Jayhawks with 29 yards on nine carries.
2021 (Fr): First Kansas freshman to ever win the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week … Ran for 707 yards including eight TD’s off 158 carries … Averaged 4.2 yards per carry … Also had seven receptions for 57 yards including a touchdown … Started eight out of 12 games … South Dakota: Saw playing time in the season opener win over the Coyotes … at Coastal Carolina: Contributed 11 carries for 40 yards and one touchdown … Baylor: Saw playing time against the Bears … Ran 33 yards on 10 carries … at Duke: Registered first career start for the Jayhawks … Had 17 rushes for 107 yards and one touchdown … Personal best average of 6.3 yards per carry … at Iowa St.: Had 15 rushes for 83 yards … Texas Tech: Saw playing time against the Red Raiders …had 15 carries for 54 yards and one reception for seven yards … Oklahoma: Contributed 23 carries for 100 yards and two touchdowns against the Sooners … at Oklahoma State: Had nine carries for 25 yards… Kansas State: Ran for 62 yards off of 19 carries … Had two catches for 13 yards … at Texas: Racked up a season high 143 yards off of 24 carries and two receptions for 26 yards and one touchdown in the overtime win against the Longhorns … at TCU: Registered eighth consecutive start … Had one catch for 13 yards … Ran for 59 yards and one touchdown off 14 carries.
High School: A Rivals.com and 247 Sports composite three-star recruit…Ranked as a top 1,000 recruit nationally by 247 Sports at No. 415 and as the 24th best running back in the country by Rivals…Consensus No. 1 recruit in the state of Kansas…Played for Coach Steve Rampy, and helped lead team to a 9-1 record…Named to the 2020 All-State Football Top 11 by the Topeka Capital-Journal…Named First-Team Class 6A All-State by the Capital-Journal…Named First-Team All-State by the Wichita Eagle…Rushed for more than 1,300 yards and added 20 touchdowns as a senior for the Lions.
Personal: Son of Freda and Ryan McPhail…Has one sister, Embree…Also drew interest from Nebraska, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and others…Plans to major in physical therapy.