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Six KU football players honored

Release via   LAWRENCE, Kan. – A trio of Kansas football seniors picked up first-team honors as the 2014 All-Big 12 football awards were announced by the conference office Wednesday. Linebacker Ben Heeney, punter Trevor Pardula and cornerback JaCorey Shepherd led the way as first-team honorees as a total of six Jayhawks were recognized by the Big 12. The selections...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Heeney is a rare bright spot in Kansas' lost season

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- On a Kansas team that has already fired its coach, lost every conference game and played in front of dwindling crowds, there has been one bright spot. That's linebacker Ben Heeney. The senior with the motor that never stops already has 84 tackles, by far the most on the team. In fact, Heeney leads the Big 12 and is tied for 11th nationally among Football Bowl Subdivision...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Jayhawks move on from Weis with Bowen at helm

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Ben Heeney woke up Sunday morning to a phone full of missed calls and text messages. One of them had come from Kansas assistant George Mataskis, and the linebacker had slept right through it. "I finally woke up to one of my teammates giving me a call," Heeney said. "He asked if I had seen anything and said no. He said coach Weis got fired and Bowen's our head coach...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Post-Game awards: Duke

Duke defeated Kansas on Saturday afternoon, 41-3. Kansas has been outscored 69-13 since going up 24-0 on SEMO last week. Kansas looked awful of both sides of the ball and there weren’t any clear-cut winners of these awards like last week. Offensive Player of the Game — De’Andre Mann  Mann takes home the award for a second week in a row. Mann had 65 rushing yards on 12 attempts...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Heeney throws out first pitch, beans Big Jay

Kansas football player Ben Heeney threw out the first pitch at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday night for “KU Night at the K.” Heeney, who played baseball in high school, admitted he was nervous because he hasn’t throw a baseball in a while. Before the Royals-Indians game, which was sold-out and televised on ESPN2 for Sunday Night Baseball, Heeney and other KU football players and...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jayhawks trying to adjust to running back injuries

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Ben Heeney may know better than anybody the challenge that faces Kansas after losing its top two running backs to season-ending injuries just one day apart. The senior linebacker has had to tackle Brandon Bourbon and Taylor Cox in practice, and he's close friends with both of them. Bourbon is his roommate. "James Sims was the guy around here for four years," Heeney...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Heeney named to the 2014 preseason All-Big 12 squad

On Wednesday, the media’s 2014 Preseason All-Big 12 football team was announced by the Big 12 and it was not surprising to see Kansas senior linebacker Ben Heeney on that list. Here’s the release from Kansas Athletics on the selection: Heeney, who was an All-Big 12 Second Team selection in 2013, is heading into 2014 as the conference’s leading returning tackler. Last year...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football Girlfriends: Meet Taylor Alderson

Meet Taylor Alderson. Get to know the name. She is the girlfriend of Kansas stud junior linebacker Ben Heeney, an All-Big 12 second…
Via Busted Coverage
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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