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Most Crucial Jayhawks: No. 23 - S Cassius Sendish

Here's the latest installment in our series that examines the Jayhawks who stand to have the biggest impact for KU football this fall.

Texas running back Malcolm Brown falls just short of the endzone as Kansas safety Cassius Sendish comes in to cover during the second quarter on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at Darrell K. Royal Stadium in Austin, Texas.

Texas running back Malcolm Brown falls just short of the endzone as Kansas safety Cassius Sendish comes in to cover during the second quarter on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at Darrell K. Royal Stadium in Austin, Texas. by Nick Krug

No. 23: Cassius Sendish, Senior DB

Fast enough to slide over to cornerback in a pinch, Sendish is an excellent communicator, such an important quality for a safety. His speed enables him to cover a wide range on the field and with this being his second year in the program he mind should be freed to the point he can think less and react more naturally.

Sendish plays bigger than a typical 195-pound defensive back. He started all 12 games at free safety in 2013 and his versatility gives him the ability to fill in at nickel back and he has the right combination of skills to work as a return man if the need should arise.

He likes the spotlight and plays even faster when his adrenaline starts pumping. It’s no surprise that his best game came in KU’s biggest victory during the Charlie Weis era, against West Virginia. Sendish had 12 tackles in that one.

Top 25 Most Crucial Jayhawks for 2014:

No. 25 - LB Jake Love

No. 24 - DB Greg Allen

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Comments

Doug Cramer 3 weeks, 2 days ago

The thing I like most about Sendish (and the rest of the secondary for that matter)...was the ability to tackle last season.

If you recall from years past, our secondary was horrible at tackling, and that seems to be improved.

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Jonathan Allison 3 weeks, 2 days ago

agreed. He was not as flashy as many of us thought he'd be, but he was solid and rarely got beat.

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