August 14, 2017
Junior Kansas running back Octavius Matthews pushes a ball toward teammate Deron Thompson during practice on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at the grass fields adjacent to Hoglund Ballpark.
When David Beaty announced the signing of running back Octavius Matthews this past February, the Kansas football coach envisioned Matthews, a junior college standout, becoming a versatile weapon in KU’s Air Raid offense. The Jayhawks won’t get to see Matthews reach that on-field potential, though. By Benton Smith