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Kansas running back Pooka Williams Jr. (1) gets a block from Kansas tight end Mason Fairchild (89) on West Virginia safety Jovanni Stewart (9) during the third quarter on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at Memorial Stadium.

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QB Miles Kendrick named KU football's first 'guy of the week' during summer workouts

As Kansas football players get initiated this summer into what head coach Lance Leipold and his staff expect of them, a handful of Jayhawks already are getting noticed. The team’s director of sports performance, Matt Gildersleeve, tabbed veteran quarterback Miles Kendrick KU’s first “guy of the week” for all that the QB has done during the Jayhawks’ strength and conditioning workouts so far.

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