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Hayden Hatcher spent one year at Iowa Western Community College as a walk-on before picking up an unexpected offer from Kansas in the summer before his sophomore season, leading Hatcher to join the Jayhawks in head coach Les Miles' first season.

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Unlikely path led juco LB Hayden Hatcher to join Jayhawks this year

An unheralded junior college linebacker out to make a name for himself at a summer camp inside the University of Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium a couple weeks back, Hayden Hatcher was caught off guard when someone pulled him away from a drill to let him know he needed to take a break. “Les wants to talk to you,” was the message that set the stage for an even more unexpected revelation. By Benton Smith

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