Friday, December 10, 2021

Lawrence High kicker Grant Glasgow plans to walk on with KU football

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After booting the football for Lawrence High, Grant Glasgow’s new gridiron home will be just a few lengthy kickoffs north, at the University of Kansas.

Glasgow announced this week his plans to join KU football next year as a walk-on.

A senior at LHS, Glasgow handled the Lions’ kickoffs, field goals and extra points. He went 8-for-9 on field goals, with a long of 48, and delivered a game-winning kick in the final seconds of the Lions’ victory at Olathe North.

Glasgow went 48-for-50 on extra points, and the two that went down as misses were blocked. He averaged 67 yards on his kickoffs.

In a note he posted to Twitter, Glasgow thanked his family, mentors and supporters, as well as LHS head coach Clint Bowen — a former KU player and longtime assistant — for helping him with the process.

Glasgow also thanked KU special teams coordinator Jake Schoonover for extending him the chance to play college football.

The KU football roster currently has two other players from LHS: running back Devin Neal and walk-on linebacker Cole Mondi, both of whom were freshmen in 2021.

None by Grant Glasgow


Brett McCabe 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Sounds like a solid add for special teams. Glad to have another Chesty Lion on the roster!

Karen Mansfield-Stewart 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Awesome. Can’t wait to see him kick a game winner for KU!

Doug Roberts 5 months, 2 weeks ago

I hope he sets the record for most extra points in school history.

Dirk Medema 5 months, 2 weeks ago

There was a time when we had a series of great kickers. It would be nice for that position to become a strength again.

Nice to hear that Coach Bowen is at LHS and developing quality players heading to KU.

Andy Godwin 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Kicking in Kansas can be tricky given the winds but having a reliable kicker(s) in the future is essential. All three phases of the game must be solid, so hopefully Glasgow will be another part of the Leipold's re-building process. Borcila has been good, but his percentage went down in 2021. To his credit he only missed one extra point for the season (26 for 27 in 2021, and 10 for 10 in 2020). Borcila's stats In 2019 - Missed his only field goal attempt of 40 yards (0-1) In 2020 - Connected on six of his nine field goal attempts on the season, good for 66.7%. In 2021 - Connected on nine of his 15 field goal attempts on the season, good for 60% (only 2 for 5 from 30-39 yards or 40%). His missed field goal early in the TCU game changed how TCU approached the last drive; as we all know TCU won on a short field goal in the final seconds of the game (I had predicted before the game the KU would win on a missed field goal by TCU).

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