Here’s a quick look at the 23 Kansas University football players making their final appearance in uniform at Memorial Stadium today.
Tunde Bakare 5-10, 205, Linebacker
Known for his speed and power, the junior-college transfer made seven starts and delivered some of KU’s biggest hits during the past two seasons.
D.J. Beshears 5-9, 185, Wide Receiver
Record-setting return man also made an impact as a wide receiver and running back and played every game with an angry edge.
Greg Brown 5-10, 185, Cornerback
All-business defensive back who consistently lined up against the toughest wide receivers in the league and never backed down from any of them.
Josh Burgoon 6-1, 275, Offensive Lineman
Lenexa native and KU junior headed toward graduation is expected to forgo his final season of eligibility and pursue a teaching career.
Ryan Burton 5-9, 190, Running Back
Colorado Springs native widely respected for his relentless attitude on special teams, was awarded a scholarship for his final season.
Justin Carnes 6-1, 250, Long Snapper
Though just a junior athletically, this three-year starter at long snapper is on pace to graduate and likely will not be back for his final season of football.
Dayne Crist 6-4, 235, Quarterback
Notre Dame transfer and co-captain who used the fifth-year transfer rule to rejoin Charlie Weis at KU and started the first six games of the season.
Tanner Hawkinson 6-5, 300, Offensive Lineman
After shifting from tight end to the offensive line during his red-shirt season, he started every game of his career at tackle and will leave KU with the all-time record for consecutive starts.
Brandon Hawks 5-9, 190, Safety
Former walk-on from Oskaloosa earned a scholarship before the start of his senior season.
Tyler Hunt 6-2, 230, Linebacker
Lawrence High grad who joined the team as a walk-on in 2008 and worked his way into more of a prominent role on special teams.
Trevor Marrongelli 6-3, 303, Offensive Lineman
Fifth-year senior who has started all 10 games at center in 2012 after making 16 starts at guard during his sophomore and junior seasons.
Anthony McDonald 6-2, 235, Linebacker
Notre Dame transfer who plans to explore a career in the CIA or FBI after football.
Bradley McDougald 6-1, 209, Safety
Former Ohio State commitment came to Lawrence as a wide receiver, switched to safety near the end of his sophomore season and now appears to be staring at an NFL future.
Toben Opurum 6-1, 250, Defensive End
Fullback, turned linebacker, turned defensive end who started in each of his four seasons and was named a co-captain for 2012.
Daymond Patterson 5-8, 180, Wide Receiver
Known to people around campus and on Twitter as “DP,” the Mesquite, Texas, native was a fan favorite and electric playmaker.
Kale Pick 6-1, 205, Wide Receiver
Dodge City native who played three seasons at quarterback and became a starting wideout.
Corrigan Powell 5-10, 174, Cornerback
Dallas native played in nine games, including one start, as a true freshman.
Justin Putthoff 6-2, 245, Tight End
Another junior on pace to graduate who figures to be finished with football, earned multiple academic honors.
Mike Ragone 6-4, 255, Tight End
Ultimate New Jersey wise guy who transferred from Notre Dame, brought his colorful personality with him and made four starts.
Josh Richardson 6-4, 245, Defensive End
Newport News, Va., native made his impact on special teams and the scout team.
Lubbock Smith, 5-10, 200, Safety
Former freshman All-American honorable mention pick from Dallas’ Carter High who has made 25 career starts.
Josh Williams 6-4, 255, Defensive End
Fifth-year senior and former Cornhusker started every game and served as a disruptive presence against the run and the pass.
Duane Zlatnik 6-4, 206, Offensive Lineman
Fifth-year senior who moved from the D-line to the O-line as a sophomore and started 31 games while becoming known as the strongest member of the front five.