April 17, 2018
Kansas tight end Mavin Saunders catches a pass during practice on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
The Associated Press released its midseason All-American team Tuesday afternoon, and not surprisingly, one of David Beaty’s Kansas recruits made the first-team offense.
The Kansas football defense spent more time in an opponent’s backfield Saturday at No. 9 West Virginia than it had in any other point during the first half of the season. One man responsible for that success was a first-time starter up front. Plus: Out of the lineup three of the previous four weeks, Mavin Saunders proved helpful in his return to action at WVU. By Benton Smith
The next catch Mavin Saunders makes in a college football game will be his first in a Kansas football uniform, as well as his first recorded reception since late in the 2016 season. Nevertheless, the former Florida State passing target enters the fall as one of more than 60 players on the John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List. By Benton Smith
Leading up to the start of spring practices, Kansas football coach David Beaty didn’t know exactly what to expect out of the team’s tight ends. “I was concerned,” the coach bluntly revealed. Those unsettling feelings began to dissipate for Beaty once James Sosinski returned from his foray as a KU basketball walk-on. By Benton Smith