Apr 28, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks punter Ron Doherty (13) punts in the first half of the Spring Game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas football: Previewing the Special Teams


In another look at the roster of the Kansas football team, here is the special teams.

DJ Beshears: This returner has the talent to break it open at any time. Beshears led the Big 12 in return yards last season with 1,014 yards and third in all-purpose yards with 1,587 yards. Beshears recorded 197 return yards last season in a game vs Northern Illinois. He ranked 11th in the country in return yards, now is time for Beshears to take the next step this year.

Ron Doherty: Another guy who is on awards watchlists pre-season. Doherty is on the Ray Guy award list, for the best kicker of the year. Doherty finished last season third in the Big 12 with a punting average of 43 yards. His season long punt last season came against Missouri. The junior punter kicked the ball 62 yards. Doherty at this point is the only kicker on the roster. He will handle punting and placekicking duties.

 

 

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