Hawktrax - Toben Opurum

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Chiefs sign KU football's Opurum as fullback

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed former Kansas defensive end Toben Opurum as an undrafted free agent after trying him out as a fullback during rookie minicamp.

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End all, be all: Versatile Toben Opurum settling in

From promising running back to adaptable defensive end and several stops in between, Kansas University senior Toben Opurum has done plenty during his first three years in a KU uniform.

KU’s oft-invisible D-line solidifying

A year ago, the pocket made the perfect environment for quarterbacks opposing Kansas University to study the defense, existentialism, rhetoric, physics, introduction to western civilization, thermal dynamics, anthropology and whatever other disciplines they might have been exploring in their classes that semester.

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Jayhawks' offseason conditioning evident at first fall football practice

Of all the events that go into offseason conditioning, Kansas University co-captains Dayne Crist and Toben Opurum zeroed in on one number. Forget faster sprint times, bigger biceps muscles or even added stamina. Crist and Opurum’s main focus this summer was to slice into their body fat percentage.

Captain Toben Opurum: Kansas motivated by 2-10 record

Rarely one to wear his feelings on his sleeve, Kansas University senior co-captain Toben Opurum recently talked bluntly about the toll KU’s 2-10 season a year ago took on him and his teammates.

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DEs Toben Opurum, Keba Agostinho emerging along line

It’s still a little too early to predict how well Kansas University’s defensive line will perform this fall.

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NFL on DE Toben Opurum’s radar

A football fan in every way, Kansas University junior-to-be Toben Opurum paid close attention to last weekend’s NFL Draft.

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Opurum OK with switch to LB

Webb’s role still undecided for Saturday opener

Although Kansas University football coach Turner Gill and offensive coordinator Chuck Long made sophomore Kale Pick the clear-cut choice at quarterback nearly two weeks ago, there seems to be some question about what role red-shirt freshman Jordan Webb will have in the offense.

Opurum move a gamble

Football helmets mask faces, which can make it tougher to personalize the players, but if you don’t feel for Kansas University sophomore Toben Opurum right this moment, your cold heart needs to bake in the sun for a while. It might even be time for a transplant.

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KU running back Opurum out against Missouri

Kansas University running back Toben Opurum will miss next Saturday's regular-season finale against Missouri due to injury, coach Mark Mangino said Sunday night.

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Opurum, Pick have dandy debuts

Toben Opurum already has come up with a plan to combat his insomnia next week.

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Ready to rumble

Rookie Opurum getting up to speed

Freshman running back Toben Opurum is getting a handle on things as Kansas University's football team rolls toward its season opener.