MINNEAPOLIS He's been compared to Wes Welker by his teammates and coach, referred to as "shifty" and been known to have "a little wiggle to him." However you want to define Gophers wide receiver K.J. Maye, one thing is clear: the sophomore has some skills.
When Maye came to the University of Minnesota last year, his position was simply listed as "athlete," meaning he was capable of playing several different spots on the field but had yet to figure out which position would suit him best at the college level. A quarterback at Murphy High School in Mobile, Ala., Maye transitioned to wide receiver and running back last year as a freshman, as well as a kick returner.
But entering this year's spring practices, the Gophers said Maye will be used as a wide receiver, allowing the 5-foot-10, 197-pound Maye the opportunity to finally devote his time to one position.
"It's more comfortable knowing I'm going to play receiver and getting to know the offense better," Maye said Tuesday after th...