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Name: Dru Prox (Transfer from Kansas)
College: Texas-San Antonio     Number: 55
Height: 6-0   Weight: 228
Position: OLB  Pos2: ILB
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2023

40 Low: 4.68
   40 Time: 4.74
  40 High: 4.78

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Height: 6001
Weight: 228

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Dates: 03/22/23
Hand: 09 1/4  Arm: 32 1/2
Wingspan: 79

Height: 6001
Weight: 228
40 Yrd Dash: 4.74
20 Yrd Dash: 2.50
10 Yrd Dash: 1.60
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Vertical Jump: 30 1/2
Broad Jump: 09'03"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.32
3-Cone Drill: 7.20

40 Time Range: 4.71-4.77/Projected 4.63/+.11/No Bench-Shoulder
 

 



 Data Scout Notes: 2022: NAC...2021: Transfer from Kansas...2020: 11-2-20: Opting-Out rest of 2020 Season



 Dru Prox, Texas-San Antonio, Player News


  Former KU linebacker Dru Prox, who left the program earlier this offseason and entered the transfer portal at the end of March, has found a new college football home. A starting inside linebacker for the Jayhawks in 2020, Prox will transfer to Texas-San Antonio to complete his career. This past fall, Prox opted out of the season after just four games. Though he missed one game, in the three that he played and started, Prox contributed 23 total tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss, as well as one sack, a pass breakup and two quarterback hurries. At UTSA, Prox will reunite with another former KU starting linebacker, Denzel Feaster, who chose the Roadrunners earlier this offseason. - Lawrence Journal World

(DS#101 OLB) rSr/2023 OLB Dru ProxTexas-San Antonio
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  One of the Kansas football team's top defensive players early in the 2020 season, linebacker Dru Prox is looking to continue his career elsewhere. Prox, who had previously left KU, told the Journal-World he entered his name into the transfer portal on Wednesday. A starting inside linebacker for the Jayhawks last year, Prox opted out of the season after just four games. Though he missed one game, in the three that he played and started, Prox contributed 23 total tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss, as well as one sack, a pass breakup and two quarterback hurries. The veteran was KU's leading tackler at the time he opted out, and he made nine total tackles at West Virginia, in what proved to be Prox's final game with the Jayhawks. An unrated prospect by Rivals in the Class of 2016 when he joined KU, Prox redshirted during his first season with the program. He played sparingly during the 2017 and 2018 seasons before becoming a starter the following year. - Lawrence Journal World

(DS#101 OLB) rSr/2023 OLB Dru ProxTexas-San Antonio
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  Winless through the six first games of the season, the Kansas football program will have to traverse the remainder of the schedule without one of its top defensive players, linebacker Dru Prox. KU head coach Les Miles said following the Jayhawks' 52-22 loss to Iowa State on Saturday that Prox informed the coaches earlier this week he is opting out of the remainder of the 2020 season. "He has a very significant personal reason," Miles said of Prox's decision, which came less than two weeks after KU lost offensive star Pooka Williams to an opt out. "That's certainly not something I will share. But he has reason to opt out, other than football," Miles added of Prox.

An inside linebacker who made nine tackles in his most recent appearance for KU, at West Virginia two weeks ago, Prox entered the weekend as the Jayhawks' third-leading tackler (23 total) even though he had missed two games already this season. "It was a pretty good blow," sophomore safety Kenny Logan Jr. said of losing Prox. "But we have guys behind him that were ready to step in and take the role on. So I'm happy those guys are here." Miles said he doesn't know whether Prox, who is a junior, will be back for the 2021 season. "I would love to have him. I'll tell you that," Miles said. "But he's going to have to - he's got some work he's got to do. Not for me, but for his family." - Lawrence Journal World


(DS#101 OLB) rSr/2023 OLB Dru ProxTexas-San Antonio
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  When the Kansas football defense took the field versus Oklahoma State on Saturday, it had to do so without two starting defensive backs, a starting linebacker and a key reserve linebacker. Senior cornerback Kyle Mayberry, senior safety Ricky Thomas and sophomore linebacker Gavin Potter were among the 11 players on the roster who didn't dress for the homecoming game. Linebacker Dru Prox dressed, but didn't play. "They took a day off today," KU head coach Les Miles joked during his postgame video press conference. "I'm not allowed to tell you exactly, but it certainly had to do with medical something." - Lawrence Journal World

(DS#101 OLB) rSr/2023 OLB Dru ProxTexas-San Antonio
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  Dru Prox doesn't know exactly when or how it happened, but the Kansas linebacker remembers vividly the surge of emotions that accompanied the season-ending shoulder damage he suffered in the Jayhawks' Big 12 opener nearly a year ago. "Pain. I was very upset," Prox recalled. "I was very mad that happened when it happened, because I felt like I kind of had let my team down at that point." An unnecessarily cruel and raw initial reaction to being forced off the field, Prox said that's just how he felt after one of his arms popped out of a shoulder socket three times during KU's 2019 matchup with West Virginia. "I just felt like I would've made a difference if I could've kept playing that season," Prox said Wednesday during a video conference with reporters, speaking for the first time since experiencing the setback on Sept. 21, 2019.

The season was still young when Prox's issues sidelined him, but the linebacker from Kaufman, Texas, already had emerged as a breakthrough performer for the KU defense during his redshirt junior year. Prox recorded nine or more tackles in each of the Jayhawks' first four games, and finished his abbreviated campaign with 39 total stops, a forced fumble and 2.5 tackles for loss. Although his head coach, Les Miles, didn't share publicly in the weeks following Prox's injury that the linebacker would not return (perhaps a form of gamesmanship, not sharing that information with upcoming opponents), Prox revealed he learned "probably like two or three days" after the WVU game that he would have to wait until 2020 to play again. - Lawrence Journal World


(DS#101 OLB) rSr/2023 OLB Dru ProxTexas-San Antonio
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  One of the most important defensive players on the Kansas football roster is missing camp reps right now, but the Jayhawks shouldn't be without Dru Prox for long. KU coach Les Miles revealed during his Wednesday video press conference that Prox, a senior linebacker, is "a little nicked," but the staff expects Prox will be back in the mix soon. An inside linebacker from Kaufman, Texas, Prox was trending toward a breakthrough season in 2019 when he suffered what appeared to be a shoulder injury in KU's Big 12 opener. Prox ended up missing the final eight games on the schedule.

Miles said KU applied for a medical redshirt on Prox's behalf and between that and the NCAA's recent decision to grant a blanket waiver that gives fall sports athletes an extra year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the coach expects to see much more of Prox in a KU uniform. "It sounds like to me he may have one or two years," Miles said. "We're thrilled." In just four games a season ago, Prox, listed at 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, racked up 39 total tackles and two sacks, with a forced fumble. - Lawrence Journal World


(DS#101 OLB) rSr/2023 OLB Dru ProxTexas-San Antonio
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  Kansas football coach Les Miles said Friday that linebacker Dru Prox "should play" for the Jayhawks during the 2020 season, whenever it may happen. "We don't think there will be any hesitation to that," Miles said in a phone interview with the Journal-World on Friday afternoon. Prox, a senior-to-be from Kaufman, Texas, was on his way to becoming a breakout star during the 2019 season before suffering what appeared to be a shoulder injury in the Jayhawks' Big 12 opener and fourth overall game of the season against West Virginia last September. After recording 39 tackles in those first four games, Prox did not play another snap for the Jayhawks in 2019.

New NCAA rules stipulate that a Division I football player can still redshirt the season if he plays in four games or fewer during any given season. Getting Prox back would be a huge lift for the Kansas defense both in terms of talent and experience. His 39 tackles through just four games finished tied for ninth on the team in 2019. "He was our leading tackler, he's a quiet leader and we want him back," said Miles, who one day earlier said he believed there would be college football this fall on a 610 Sports Radio radiothon. "We're looking forward to his return." - Lawrence Journal World


(DS#101 OLB) rSr/2023 OLB Dru ProxTexas-San Antonio
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