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Monday, January 25, 2021

Former KU starting LB Denzel Feaster transferring to UTSA

MORGANTOWN, WV - OCTOBER 17: West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver T.J. Simmons (1) fumbles lbles after bring hit by Kansas Jayhawks linebacker Denzel Feaster (18) after catching a pass during the first quarter of the college football game between the Kansas Jayhawks and the West Virginia Mountaineers on October 17, 2020, at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, WV.

MORGANTOWN, WV - OCTOBER 17: West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver T.J. Simmons (1) fumbles lbles after bring hit by Kansas Jayhawks linebacker Denzel Feaster (18) after catching a pass during the first quarter of the college football game between the Kansas Jayhawks and the West Virginia Mountaineers on October 17, 2020, at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, WV.

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After a little more than a month in the NCAA’s transfer portal, former Kansas inside linebacker Denzel Feaster has found his next college football home.

Feaster announced on Monday his plans to play his final season at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The Roadrunners finished 7-5 this past year, went 5-2 in Conference USA and played in the First Responder Bowl.

A defensive starter for KU during the Jayhawks’ winless 2020 season, Feaster’s senior year with the Jayhawks got cut short after five games due to an undisclosed injury.

In his five starts, the 6-foot-3, 224-pound linebacker from Austin, Texas, finished with 20 total tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble before missing the final four games of the season.

Feaster first joined the Jayhawks in their 2015 signing class, when David Beaty was the head coach. He was a lightly recruited two-star prospect at the time. It wasn’t until 2020, as a fifth-year senior, that Feaster became a key contributor for the defense.

Among the KU players who were with the football program when it resumed activities in the summer of 2020, 18 of them have since entered the transfer portal. Twelve were seniors in 2020, and two others were walk-ons.

In normal circumstances, none of the seniors who played this past year would’ve been eligible to return to KU and suit up again next season. But the NCAA’s blanket waiver that provides an extra year of eligibility for all fall sports athletes makes that possible if a football player so desires — and the coaches want him back.

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KU players from 2020 roster who entered the transfer portal

• Andrew Parchment, senior WR (Florida State)

• Elijah Jones, senior CB (Oregon State)

• Stephon Robinson Jr., senior WR (Northwestern)

• Kyle Mayberry, senior CB (Utah State)

• Corione Harris, junior DB (McNeese)

• Davon Ferguson, junior S

• Denzel Feaster, senior LB (UTSA)

• Api Mane, senior OL

• Kyle Thompson, senior P

• Ezra Naylor II, senior WR

• Jack Luavasa, senior TE

• James Sosinski, senior TE

• Jalan Robinson, sophomore OL

• Antione Frazier, senior OL (Northern Iowa)

• Julian Chandler, senior DB

• Clinton Anokwuru, freshman DL (Louisiana)

• Hunter Kaufman, walk-on junior WR

• Lawrence Shadd III, walk-on redshirt freshman WR (Butler C.C)

Comments

Andy Godwin 9 months ago

By 2022 we will know if Long’s and Miles’ plan to rebuild the KU football program from the ground up has worked.

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