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#29 Jon Cornish


    Class: RS Senior
    Hometown: New Westminster, B.C.
    High School: Saint Thomas More HS
    Height / Weight: 6-0 / 205
    Position: Running Back


As a junior (2005): Was named the John Hadl Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Year at the team's annual end of the year awards banquet ... Saw action in all 12 of KU's games during the season ... Led the team in rushing yards (780), rushing touchdowns (nine), average per carry (5.8) and rushing yards per game (65.0) ... Collected the team's longest rush of the season when he bolted for a 72-yard touchdown against Nebraska ... Hauled in 15 catches for 138 yards including two touchdown receptions against Houston in the Fort Worth Bowl ... Was also a standout on special teams ... An Academic All-Big 12 second-team selectio.

As a sophomore (2004): Saw action in 10 contests as a backup running back and on special teams ... Caught a 12-yard pass versus Kansas State ... Also recorded a 15-yard kick return against K-State ... A second-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... A member of the Athletic Director's Honor Rol.

As a redshirt freshman (2003): Backup running back who was a key performer on special teams ... Appeared in all 13 games as a reserve ... Gained three yards in his only rushing attempt of the seaso.

As a freshman (2002): Received a medical redshirt ... One of six true freshmen to see action ... Appeared in one game (at UNLV) before an injury prevented him from participating for the remainder of the 2002 season ... Recorded two kickoff returns for 30 yards at UNL.

High School: Rushed for 3,200 career yards and 49 touchdowns as a three-year letterwinner for Saint Thomas More High School ... Averaged 14.9 yards per carry while rushing for 2,136 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior ... Had a single-game best of 336 yards and four touchdowns as a running back ... Also credited with 152 career tackles, including 89 his senior season ... Holds his school career record with 37 quarterback sacks ... Had 21 sacks as a junior ... Earned a combined eight letters in football, basketball and track ... A three-time most valuable player in football ... Selected the British Columbia Provincial Player of the Year ... Helped his team to three conference championships and the Burnaby Bowl Championship for three years ... Also two-time Provincial champions and a two-time most valuable player for his school's basketball team ... Coached in high school by K.C. Steel.

Personal: Born in New Westminster, B.C. ... Parents are Phil and Margaret Cornish ... Is undecided on an academic majo.