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Friday, August 8, 2014

Dylan Admire leaves KU football program to focus on academics

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Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis announced through a press release Friday that junior Dylan Admire would forego his final two years of eligibility to concentrate on academics.

Admire, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound former center who moved to tight end last season, is set to graduate in December and plans to immediately pursue a career in strength and conditioning.

Admire, who arrived at KU a semester early after graduating from Blue Valley West High a semester early, leaves the program on good terms.

"I fully support Dylan's decision," Weis said in the release. "He has been model student-athlete and we wish him all the best."

Admire played in 16 games during the past two seasons, both on offense and special teams, and was a 2012 academic-all Big 12 first team selection who has been on the athletic director's honor roll all seven of his semesters at Kansas.

"I am very proud of my time with the Kansas football program," Admire said. "I am thankful for the opportunity I have had to be a part of the team and of the friendships I have gained. I look forward to supporting my teammates in Memorial Stadium this fall. Once a Jayhawk, always a Jayhawk."

Comments

Daniel Kennamore 3 months, 2 weeks ago

What an admirable decision.

I'll see myself out.

Jay Beakum 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I just can’t imagine what kind of role he would have had on this team. He would’ve been dead last at any position they plugged him into after he lost 40 pounds. I didn’t even recognize him in his roster picture.

Well, here’s to good health, Dylan.

David A. Smith 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks for all the hard work, and good luck in your academic pursuits! Rock chalk!

Mark Lindrud 3 months, 2 weeks ago

He got play a game he loves through college. Now he's on to a new life. Good luck.

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