#87 John Larson

    Class: RS Sophomore
    Hometown: Shawnee Mission, Kan.
    High School: Pembroke Hill HS
    Height / Weight: 6-3 / 240
    Position: Defensive End

As a redshirt freshman (2005): Recorded an assisted tackle in the contest at No. 13 Texas Tech ... Also played in a reserve role in the matchup against Appalachian State ... Earned Academic All-Big 12 Second Team accolades ... Named to the Athletic Director's 4.0 Honor Rol.

As a freshman (2004): Redshirted ... A member of the Athletics Director's Honor Rol.

High School: A graduate of Pembroke Hill HS in Kansas City, Mo. ... Earned 10 letters in football, basketball and track ... Helped PHS to the conference championship in 2002, 2003 and 2004 and a district title in 2004 ... Named a team captain and earned the Lineman MVP award as a senior ... Named all-metro by the Kansas City Star ... An all-state performer in football and track ... Coached by Kevin Har.

Personal: Son of Tom and Jane Larson ... Born in Kansas City, Mo. ... A pre-med and economics major ... Comes from a long line of family members who attended K.