June 29, 2019
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.
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