MINNEAPOLIS At Murphy High School in Mobile, Ala., K.J. Maye did it all.
The 5-foot-10 speedster excelled on the football field at numerous positions. During his senior year, he was 70-for-123 for 1,122 yards and 13 touchdowns at quarterback. He also showed off his speed by rushing for 1,041 yards and eight scores on 186 carries.
If that wasn't enough, Maye hauled in 10 catches for 199 yards -- and found the end zone on three of those receptions. He was a true triple threat on offense.
Now, as Maye gets set to put on his Gophers uniform for the first time on Thursday against UNLV, Minnesota is hoping Maye can bring some of that same multi-faceted talent to the field.
Maye is one of three freshmen on the Gophers' 105-man roster listed as "athlete" as their position. A player like Maye is hard to categorize; his athleticism and versatility makes hard to put into a box. Through fall camp, the Gophers have lined up Maye as both a running back and a receiver. He's also seen action a...