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  01/06/21 - Colin GrunhardrSr/2022, Kansas, 6-0, 290 (DS#999 OG) + More +

  In the case of the Kansas football program, the NCAA's transfer portal typically taketh away more than it giveth. But the Jayhawks came out on the positive side of the portal for a change on Tuesday, when former Notre Dame offensive lineman Colin Grunhard decided to join KU. "Can't wait to do everything I canto help KU win," Grunhard posted to his Twitter account.

A walk-on with the Fighting Irish for the past four years, Grunhard, a former standout high school center at nearby Bishop Miege, played in three games as a reserve for Notre Dame (10-2) in 2020. Grunhard shared via his Twitter account on Jan. 2 that he was entering the portal as a graduate transfer, looking to start working on his MBA, with two more years of eligibility left. - Lawrence Journal World


(DS#999 OG) rSr/2022 OG Colin GrunhardKansas
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  12/30/20 - Jack LuavasaSr/2021, Kansas, 6-2, 244 (DS#999 FB) + More +

  Yet another Kansas football senior, tight end Jack Luavasa, is hoping to extend his college career with a different program. Luavasa, per Tuesday reports from Rivals and 247 Sports, has entered his name into the NCAA's transfer portal as a grad transfer. After a six-catch season in 2019, when he played in every game and started six, Luavasa only appeared in three games in 2020 and didn't record any statistics. Luavasa followed the exit path from KU taken by 10 other seniors over the past several months. Among the 14 KU players who entered their names into the transfer portal since the football program resumed activities this summer, 11 were seniors in 2020, such as Luavasa, and another was a walk-on. - Lawrence Journal World

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  12/22/20 - James SosinskirSr/2022, Kansas, 6-6, 260 (DS#999 TE) + More +

  Mark another name off the list of potential Kansas football players who could return for an extra season. Tight end James Sosinski, like many of the Jayhawks' 2020 seniors, has entered his name into the NCAA's transfer portal, according to Monday reports from Rivals and 247 Sports. A 6-foot-7, 250-pound veteran from Chandler, Ariz., Sosinski's name showed up on KU's did not dress list frequently this year. Sosinski appeared in just four games for the Jayhawks in 2020, making his only statistical contribution in the season opener versus Coastal Carolina, with one reception for 16 yards. - Lawrence Journal World

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  12/18/20 - Karon PruntyFr/2024, Kansas, 6-1, 189 (DS#13 CB) + More +

  2020 ALL-BIG 12 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION: Karon Prunty (DB),...Prunty, a freshman from Portsmouth, Va., was a standout all season for the Jayhawks in his first season. Prunty started all nine games for Kansas, leading the team with 10 pass breakups. He also notched an interception and a forced fumble in his final game of the season against Texas Tech. Prunty is tied for the national lead among freshmen for pass breakups and is third in the Big 12. He finished with 26 tackles and one tackle-for-loss. - Kansas Football

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  12/18/20 - Kenny Logan Jr.So/2023, Kansas, 6-0, 195 (DS#9 SS) + More +

  2020 ALL-BIG 12 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION: Kenny Logan (KR/PR),...Logan, a sophomore from St. Augustine, Fla., led the team in tackles and interceptions from his safety position, but was selected as a returner. He had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Iowa State this season. He averaged 26.5 yards per kick return on 13 attempts this season. - Kansas Football

(DS#9 SS) So/2023 SS Kenny Logan Jr.Kansas
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  12/18/20 - Kwamie Lassiter IISr/2021, Kansas, 6-0, 175 (DS#97 WR) + More +

  2020 ALL-BIG 12 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION: Kwamie Lassiter (WR),...Lassiter, a senior from Chandler, Ariz., led Kansas with 43 catches for 458 yards and two touchdowns. He was fourth in the Big 12 in receptions per game at 4.8. Lassiter had a career game earlier this season against TCU, when he had seven catches for 116 yards and a touchdown. - Kansas Football

(DS#97 WR) Sr/2021 WR Kwamie Lassiter IIKansas
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  12/18/20 - Kyron JohnsonSr/2021, Kansas, 6-1, 223 (DS#63 OLB) + More +

  2020 ALL-BIG 12 CONFERENCE FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION: Kyron Johnson (LB),...Johnson, a native of Arlington, Texas, was second on the team in tackles this year with 42. He led the team in sacks with three and was second on the squad in tackles-for-loss with 4 1/2. Johnson played in all nine games for the Jayhawks, making eight starts. He had a two-sack performance at Oklahoma in November. - Kansas Football

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  12/12/20 - Davon FergusonrJr/2022, Kansas, 5-10, 189 (DS#999 FS) + More +

  Just as Kansas football coach Les Miles indicated a month ago, safety Davon Ferguson won't be back with the program in 2021. The redshirt junior from Baltimore announced Friday night on his Twitter account he will be entering the NCAA's transfer portal. A starter in the secondary for the KU defense in each of the first four games this year, Ferguson first appeared on the team's did not dress list for undisclosed reasons for the Jayhawks' Oct. 24 road game at Kansas State. After a few more weeks of Ferguson missing games, when Miles was asked about the defensive back's absence on Nov. 16 the head coach revealed Ferguson wouldn't be coming back to the lineup in 2020. - KU Sports

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  12/10/20 - *Pooka Williams Jr.Jr/2021, Kansas, 5-10, 170 (DS#21 RB) + More +

  Listed at 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds as a junior at KU, Williams rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons, emerging as an electric offensive player for the long struggling program. KU's offense floundered, though, this year, and Williams' effectiveness declined. After rushing for just 21 yards on 11 carries in KU's loss at West Virginia, Williams announced he was opting out of the season. In four games as a junior, Williams averaged only 3.8 yards per carry - he averaged 7.0 yards as a freshman and 5.2 as a sophomore.

Williams ran for 196 yards (65.3 yards per game) and scored two rushing touchdowns in 2020. Earlier in his career, he totaled 1,125 rushing yards (102.3 per game) as a freshman and 1,061 as a sophomore (96.5 per game). Williams revealed his opt out plans on Oct. 19, hours after being named the Big 12's Special Teams Player of the Week, an honor he picked up by returning a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown on what proved to be the final play of his KU career. In a statement released at the time of his opt out, Williams said part of his plan involved moving back to Louisiana to be closer to his mother, who was dealing with health issues. - Lawrence Journal World


(DS#21 RB) Jr/2021 RB *Pooka Williams Jr.Kansas
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  12/10/20 - Logan KlusmanSr/2021, Kansas, 6-1, 235 (DS#16 LS) + More +

  2020 PATRICK MANNELLY AWARD SEMIFINALIST: Logan Klusman, Kansas,...Klusman handles long and short snaps on special teams and hasn’t had an errant snap on the season. A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Klusman is in his fifth year at Kansas and has appeared in all nine games for the Jayhawks this season. Klusman, a communication studies major, minoring in business, was an active member of the Kansas Football Student-Athlete Committees this season, helping organize different committees for his teammates, such as the Social Action Committee, Career Development Committee, Community Impact Committee and Player Wellness Committee. - Kansas Football

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  12/06/20 - *Pooka Williams Jr.Jr/2021, Kansas, 5-10, 170 (DS#21 RB) + More +

  Kansas running back Pooka Williams has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft. The star Jayhawks running back posted on Twitter announcing he will move on from Lawrence. Williams announced back in October that he would opt out for the rest of the 2020 season after playing the first four games. He cited personal reasons, including being closer to his mother and family in Louisiana, as the reasons for his departure. The First-Team All Big 12 selection has garnered 2,363 rushing yards and 534 receiving yards in his 2+ years at KU. He finishes his Jayhawks career 9th all-time in career rushing yardage. - WIBW TV News, Kansas

(DS#21 RB) Jr/2021 RB *Pooka Williams Jr.Kansas
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  12/04/20 - Api ManerSr/2022, Kansas, 6-2, 334 (DS#999 C) + More +

  The Kansas football team's starting center most of the year, Api Mane has entered the NCAA's transfer portal as a graduate transfer, according to reports Friday from recruiting sites Rivals and 247 Sports. A 6-foot-3, 334-pound senior, Mane already had opted out of the rest of the season, ahead of the Jayhawks' home loss to TCU this past weekend, KU confirmed. - KU Sports

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  12/03/20 - Kyle ThompsonSr/2022, Kansas, 6-3, 222 (DS#999 P) + More +

  Senior punter Kyle Thompson, who holds two of the highest season punting averages in Kansas football program history, won't be booting the ball for the Jayhawks anymore. Thompson announced Wednesday afternoon his decision to enter the NCAA's transfer portal as a graduate transfer and conclude his career elsewhere in 2021. An undisclosed ailment kept Thompson from suiting up for KU's four most recent games. A 6-foot-4, 222-pound specialist from El Cajon, Calif., spent nearly five full seasons in the program after redshirting during his first year, in 2016.

Thompson cited his "own personal reasons" for going another direction to close out his career - with the NCAA's blanket waiver for eligibility due to the pandemic, Thompson could theoretically have played at KU again next year. One of the busiest specialists in college football during the opening few weeks of the season, Thompson punted 26 times in KU's first four games before he was unable to play for unspecified reasons. Thompson averaged 39.9 yards per punt. Twelve of his kicks ended with a fair catch and nine punts set the opposing offense up inside its own 20-yard line. - Lawrence Journal World


(DS#999 P) Sr/2022 P Kyle ThompsonKansas
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  11/29/20 - Thomas MacVittierSr/2021, Kansas, 6-4, 225 (DS#26 QB) + More +

  For the first time since KU's season opening loss to Coastal Carolina, senior quarterback MacVittie played for the Jayhawks. Injured in the second half of KU's 2020 debut, MacVittie didn't start this time, as he did in the opener. True freshman Daniels remained KU's No. 1 QB. MacVittie appeared on the field for the first time since Sept. 12 when he subbed in for the opening snap of KU's second possession. The senior kept the ball for a two-yard run. He entered again following KU's touchdown late in the first quarter, as the Jayhawks went for two. Again, MacVittie ran, this time after a high snap from Jones, and he was stopped short of the goal line. - Lawrence Journal World

(DS#26 QB) rSr/2021 QB Thomas MacVittieKansas
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  11/25/20 - Kyron JohnsonSr/2021, Kansas, 6-1, 223 (DS#63 OLB) + More +

  With the season winding down, at least one starting senior for KU hopes to take advantage of an NCAA blanket eligibility waiver for 2020 and play an extra year. Senior outside linebacker Kyron Johnson shared Monday with reporters that he thinks he will return for the 2021 season. "Knowing my circumstances, it's really just another person just to lead and really more along the lines of not doing it for my own well being, but for the others," Johnson said of his desire to come back for another season. "To put KU on the map basically. We're not on the map. And people know that. It's good to say that - it's OK."

The NCAA determined back in August, before fall sports began, that all Division I athletes would receive an extra year of eligibility, due to the complications surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletes who are able to take advantage of this unusual extra year of eligibility won't count against their team's scholarship limits until the 2022-23 academic year begins. - Lawrence Journal World


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