September 22, 2018
Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer (12) is tackled by Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen Jr. (29) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Waco, Texas.
Long before their final season in Lawrence began, Kansas football’s standout redshirt seniors, Daniel Wise and Joe Dineen, learned they ranked among the program’s all-time best in career tackles for loss. And with Dineen, a linebacker, leading Wise, a defensive lineman, by 3.0 TFLs, the race to the top, and former KU linebacker Willie Pless’s record of 41 (from 1982-85) was on. By Benton Smith
The Kansas football team’s overall struggles this season haven’t stopped some talented individuals from standing out. Both freshman running back Pooka Williams and redshirt senior linebacker Joe Dineen landed this week on national midseason All-America teams. By Benton Smith
Mention to Joe Dineen how much the evaluators at Pro Football Focus seem to love his play at linebacker and the University of Kansas redshirt senior will start laughing. So, yes, Dineen is aware of PFF’s grades, tweets and articles touting his ability. By Benton Smith