Deran Joseph Fields gazes upward, his eyes widening below a curly mat of hair. At 21⁄2 months old, he doesn’t seem fazed by reporters around him. “It seems like he’s enjoying it,” Dexton Fields says with the smile of a proud father. “He ain’t crying.”
Kansas University football players Dexton Fields and Kendrick Harper, who have each missed multiple games this season due to injury, are expected to play Saturday when the Jayhawks travel to Ames, Iowa, for their 11 a.m. game against Big 12 conference for Iowa State
As of Sunday night, Kansas University coach Mark Mangino had watched enough film of his team's 37-34 loss to South Florida to know this: The Jayhawks' receivers, despite their statistical achievements, have a long way to go. Asked whether he thought the Jayhawks' receiving corps was as deep and talented as any he's had at Kansas, Mangino replied, "I thought they were up until (Friday) night. I think we have a mentality with some of our receivers where they want to catch passes. But as far as the other things that come with the game - running precise routes and blocking - I thought we were very sub-standard."
Kansas University senior receiver Dexton Fields will miss Saturday's game against visiting Louisiana Tech due to injury, coach Mark Mangino said Wednesday evening.
Dexton Fields has heard it a thousand times. He knows fans and teammates marvel at his reliable hands. He's well aware that he's been pegged by many as KU's "possession receiver." And he's tired of it. "I never really considered myself a possession guy, just the position I've played has made me a possession guy," Fields said. "But I'm capable of making big plays just like anybody else.