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Daniel Hishaw Jr.

Position Running Back
Height 5'10"
Weight 220 lbs.
Class RS-Sophomore
Hometown Moore, Okla.
High School Moore HS

Career Honors: 2023: College Football Comeback Player of the Year Watch List, Doak Walker Award Candidate …

2023 (R-So.): Missouri State: Rushed for 29 yards on four carries (7.2 avg.) and a touchdown in the first game of 2023 … Illinois: Ran the ball 12 times for 98 yards (8.2 avg.) and a touchdown, second of the season … at Nevada: Totaled nine carries for 48 yards and a touchdown … BYU: Averaged 7.5 yards a carry for 60 yards on just eight chances … at Texas: Ran the ball eight times for 44 yards and a touchdown, his fourth in five games … UCF: Rushed the ball 19 times for a career-high 134 yards and two touchdowns … Averaged 7.1 yards per rush…  at Oklahoma State: Carried the ball eight times for a total of 24 yards, good for three yards per carry… Oklahoma: Carried the ball 12 times for a total of 51 yards… Also tied his career high in rushing touchdowns with two…  at Iowa State: Carried the ball nine times for a total of 29 yards in the win over the Cyclones… Texas Tech: Carried the ball 13 times for a total of 35 yards… Kansas State: Carried the ball nine times for a total of 22 yards in the contest… at Cincinnati: Carried the ball five times for a total of 26 yards in the victory over the Bearcats…

2022 (R-So.): Tennessee Tech: Rushed for 56 yards and a TD on five carries … Targeted once for a five-yard reception … at West Virginia: Rushed for 63 yards and two TDs against the Mountaineers … Averaged 6.3 yards per carry on 10 rushes … at Houston: Produced consistently for the Jayhawks in win over the Cougars … Rushed for 51 yards and a TD on 11 carries … Also caught a pass for 17 yards … Averaged 4.6 yards per play on the ground … Duke: Recorded career-long TD play on a 73-yard catch and run … Rushed for 61 yards on 10 carries … Led the Jayhawks in all-purpose yards with 134 … Averaged 6.1 yards/carry … Iowa State: Carried the ball eight times for 28 yards and a TD for his sixth of the season.

2021 (R-Fr.): Did not see any game action.

2020 (Fr.): The team’s second-leading rusher this fall, accumulating 229 net yards on 52 carries, good for an average of 4.4 yards per carry … The freshman RB found the end zone twice in his first season donning the Crimson and Blue … His long rush of the season went for 47 yards and he averaged 28.6 yards per game … Through the air, he caught five passes for a total of 28 yards, good for an average of 5.6 yards per reception … On kickoffs, returned four for 45 yards, good for an 11.2 average, with a long return of 19 yards. Coastal Carolina: Made his collegiate debut against the Chanticleers … Carried the ball two times for two yards … at Baylor: Rushed the ball once against the Bears in Waco … Oklahoma State: Gained 51 yards on five carries, with a long rush of 15 yards, against OSU, new career bests in all categories … at West Virginia: Saw playing time in Morgantown but did not record any statistics … at Kansas State: In the starting lineup at running back for the first time this season and in his collegiate career … Carried the ball six times for a total of 14 yards … Has appeared in all 5 games this season, rushing a total of 14 times for 67 yards … Iowa State: Scored his first-career touchdown as a Jayhawk in the second quarter against the Cyclones for KU’s first touchdown of the game … Has played in each of the team’s first six games of the season, rushing a total of 20 times for 69 yards … at Oklahoma: In the third quarter, recorded a 47-yard rush, a career long … It was the second-longest rush by a Jayhawk this season and the longest rush that didn’t result in a touchdown … Also set new career highs in rushing yards (73) and attempts (10); his previous bests were six rushes (accomplished on two occasions) and 51 yards … at Texas Tech: Made his third start (at RB) while playing in his eighth game of the season for the Jayhawks … In the fourth quarter he found the end zone on a 12-yard touchdown run, the second of his career … The TD gives him two in his last three games … Registered a career high in rushing attempts and yards, carrying 22 times for 87 yards … His previous high of 10 carries for 73 yards came at Oklahoma (11/7) … Also caught three passes from QB Miles Kendrick for a gain of 21 yards through the air.

High School: Rated as a three star recruit by Rivals.com, 247 Sports and ESPN … Ranked No. 25 in the state of Oklahoma, according to 247 Sports … Played in 36 games for Moore HS for head coach Brad Hill, where he rushed for 1,099 yards in his senior season … Recorded 2,544 career rushing yards and 45 touchdowns … Averaged 91.6 yards per game and 6.4 yards per carry his senior year … Named the overall or offensive player of the game six games in a row in 2019 … Earned Most Valuable Player of District 6A-I-2 in 2019.

Personal: Son of Toddrick and Shirley Noel … Has three siblings: one brother, Jawaun, and two sisters, Tiara and Brooklyn … Has yet to decide upon a major … His cousin, Donovan Gaines, also plays for the Jayhawks … Chose Kansas over offers from Eastern Michigan, Nevada, North Texas, Southern Miss and others.

Football 🏈 Daniel Hishaw Jr. on Midseason Comeback Player of the Year Watch List

Kansas redshirt-sophomore running back Daniel Hishaw Jr. is one of 50 college football student-athletes currently under consideration for the 2023 Comeback Player of the Year Award.

Football 🏈 Daniel Hishaw Jr. Named to Comeback Player of the Year Watch List

Kansas sophomore running back Daniel Hishaw Jr. is among the players named to the 2023 College Football Comeback Player of the Year Watch List, which was announced Tuesday.

Football 🏈 Devin Neal, Daniel Hishaw Jr. Chosen as Doak Walker Award Candidates

Kansas running backs Devin Neal and Daniel Hishaw Jr. are both preseason candidates for the Doak Walker Award, which is annually presented to the nation’s top running back.

Football 🏈 Kansas Defeats Duke 35-27 to Improve to 4-0

Junior quarterback Jalon Daniels accounted for all five touchdowns to lead Kansas to a 35-27 win against Duke Saturday in front of a crowd of 47,233 fans at a sold out David Booth Memorial Stadium Saturday. Kansas improved to 4-0 for the first time since the 2009 season.