April 15, 2017
Kansas junior quarterback Peyton Bender throws during the spring game, on Saturday, April 15, at Memorial Stadium.
With the opening Saturday of the Kansas football season now less than a week away, either Peyton Bender or Carter Stanley will soon find out he will start at quarterback for the Jayhawks against Southeast Missouri State. By Benton Smith
Head coach David Beaty says he is in no hurry to name the Kansas football team’s starting quarterback for the quickly-approaching season. When that declaration comes, though, Beaty will be glad to have whomever finishes second between junior transfer Peyton Bender and redshirt sophomore Carter Stanley in a backup role. By Benton Smith
When Peyton Bender arrived in Lawrence as a challenger to Carter Stanley’s job as the starting quarterback at the University of Kansas, Stanley didn’t view Bender as an adversary. In fact, KU’s incumbent No. 1 QB welcomed the man recruited to possibly replace him with open arms. By Benton Smith
Upon spending 15 spring practices and many more unofficial, player-organized sessions with new Kansas quarterback Peyton Bender, receiver Steven Sims Jr. caught enough balls from the former Washington State QB to know Bender had the type of arm the Jayhawks’ Air Raid offense needed. It left Sims eager to see how the possible starting quarterback would handle some other intangibles that come with that position. By Benton Smith