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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Kyron Johnson, Kenny Logan Jr. land on PFF All-Big 12 2nd team

Kansas defensive end Kyron Johnson holds the football after recovering a fumble against Coastal Carolina during an NCAA college football game in Conway, S.C., Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Kansas defensive end Kyron Johnson holds the football after recovering a fumble against Coastal Carolina during an NCAA college football game in Conway, S.C., Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

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Two of the Kansas football team’s veteran leaders proved to be among the most impactful players in the Big 12 this season. When Pro Football Focus announced its all-conference teams this week, KU super-senior defensive end Kyron Johnson and junior safety Kenny Logan Jr. both landed on the second team.

PFF used season grades and advanced statistics to determine which players received the honors.

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Chance Parker

Kansas junior safety Kenny Logan Jr. intercepts the ball against Texas Tech. Kansas fell 41-14 Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.

A fifth-year senior from Arlington, Texas, Johnson led the KU defense with 8.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, 10 quarterback hurries, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. The veteran edge rusher also finished fourth on the team with 61 total tackles.

Logan, a junior defensive back from St. Augustine, Fla., finished the regular season as the Big 12’s leading tackler, totaling 113 on the year and averaging 9.4 per game. Logan also recorded six pass breakups, four tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception.

Additionally, KU super-senior Kwamie Lassiter II picked up honorable mention from PFF, both as a receiver and punt returner.

A former walk-on, Lassiter led the Jayhawks (2-10 overall, 1-8 Big 12) with 59 receptions and 653 receiving yards, and he caught three touchdown passes. On special teams, Lassiter averaged 13.5 yards per return.

Comments

Brett McCabe 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I didn’t know that PFF did this. Pretty cool stuff for these deserving young men. Frankly, a more valuable award than a media or coaches poll.

Congrats!

Layne Pierce 1 month, 3 weeks ago

True Brett. And if he continues I think Mr. Logan could play at next level.

RCJH

Dirk Medema 1 month, 3 weeks ago

One more big year for Mr Logan, even if it’s not a great sign for the team when a safety is the leading tackler.

65 seems like a great # for a DE. Great to see Kyron go out strong. Just reward for all he’s given to the program.

Andy Godwin 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Very well justified. Those two players had a tremendous impact on the football team - especially the defensive side of the ball (Logan also was big on special teams). Congratulations to both. They were always around the ball and make a huge impact on the progress made from the spring game to the West Virginia finale. Rock Chalk.

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