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Kansas football v. Southeast Missouri

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Kansas linebacker Kyron Johnson (9) and two other defenders chase after Southeast Missouri running back Marquis Terry (3) during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at Memorial Stadium.

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'He's a big boy now': Kansas LB Kyron Johnson preparing for larger role

The official KU roster lists linebacker Kyron Johnson at 220 pounds, up 10 from his weight as an early high school graduate and spring enrollee, in 2017. But linebacker Joe Dineen thinks Johnson looks and plays as if he’s added 20 to 25 pounds since joining the program a little more than a year ago. By Benton Smith

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Successful introduction: KU football newcomers prove to be valuable additions

Amid the commotion that accompanies the first appearance of a ballyhooed quarterback such as Peyton Bender, it might have been easy for some to overlook the numerous Kansas football players making their debuts in the Jayhawks’ season-opening victory over Southeast Missouri State. From true freshmen to key transfers, head coach David Beaty entered Week 2 of his third season satisfied with how the least experienced players on the roster handled themselves under the Memorial Stadium lights. By Benton Smith

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