Earl Bostick Jr.
Career Honors: 2021: Academic All-Big 12 Football First Team. 2020: Academic All-Big 12 Football Second Team. 2018: Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team. 2017: Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (fall).
2021 (R-Sr.): Started all 12 games at left tackle for the Jayhawks…Helped lead a unit that surrendered just 16 sacks in 12 games, after allowing 43 sacks in nine games the year prior…Helped freshman running back Devin Neal rush for 707 yards and eight touchdowns on 158 carries…Caught a two-point conversion pass for the Jayhawks in the final home game of the season against West Virginia…Has started 15 of his last 16 games, dating back to the 2020 season.
2020 (RJr.): Academic All-Big 12 Football Second Team … In the starting lineup for the Jayhawks in seven of the nine games in which he played … Made one solo tackle on the season … Also recovered a fumble. Coastal Carolina: Started the season opener at right tackle for the Jayhawks … Made a single solo tackle against the Chanticleers … at Baylor: Again started at right tackle in Waco … Oklahoma State: In the starting lineup at right tackle for KU against the OSU Cowboys … at West Virginia: Saw playing time in Morgantown … at Kansas State: Took to the field against the Wildcats in Manhattan without recording any stats … Iowa State: Started at right tackle against the Cyclones … Has now seen playing time in each of the team’s first six games of the season … at Oklahoma: Recovered a fumble forced by Luke Grimm after a Jalon Daniels’ pass was picked off by the Sooners in the first quarter of play in Norman … TCU: Saw playing time against the Horned Frogs without recording any stats … at Texas Tech: Starter at LT for the Jayhawks in Lubbock, his sixth starting nod of the season, while having played in all nine contests.
2019 (Jr.): Played in the final four games of the season for KU … Registered an assisted tackle in his playing time. Kansas State: Made his first appearance of the season against the Wildcats and recorded one solo tackle on the day … at Oklahoma State: Played in his second-straight game of the season, but did not record any stats … at Iowa State: Played for the third time this season in Ames … Has yet to record any statistics on the season … Baylor: Made his fourth appearance of the season, but did not record any stats on the day.
2018 (So.): Saw action on special teams in eight games … Appeared on the offensive line against Oklahoma State.
2017 (Fr.): Played in 10 games, starting four at tight end … Picked up starts against Iowa State, Texas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State … Scored his first-career touchdown at Texas … Caught one pass for eight yards against the Longhorns … Also recorded one tackle at Iowa State.
High School: Played for head coach Dwayne Garrick at Barnwell HS … Helped lead BHS to a 12-2 overall mark in 2016, including an appearance in the South Carolina Class 2A state semifinals … Earned all-area selection honors as a defensive lineman as a senior … Picked up all-region accolades as a tight end as both a junior and senior … Selected to play in the 2017 Border Bowl featuring top players from South Carolina against Georgia, where he played defensive end and had seven tackles, three tackles-for-loss and three quarterback hurries … Finished his senior campaign with 80 tackles and 17.0 tackles-for-loss … Caught seven passes for 247 yards and four touchdowns on offense.
Personal: Son of Evelyn Bostick … Chose Kansas over Appalachian State … Majoring in pre-business.