February 7, 2018
Tayber Witt, an 11-year-old from Tonganoxie smiles as he takes questions from media members following Kansas football head coach David Beaty's National Signing Day press conference on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at the Anderson Family Football Complex. Witt, who lives with a genetic disorder, became an unofficial member of the team and will attend practices, games and team functions.
Not many college football coaches recruit 4-foot-10, 70-pound wide receivers, but when David Beaty heard about Tayber Witt, the Kansas coach couldn’t resist. Beaty included Witt, an 11-year-old from nearby Tonganoxie, among the Jayhawks’ National Signing Day additions Wednesday, highlighting the relationships the elementary school student is developing with KU football players and staff members. By Benton Smith