Apr 28, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks head coach Charlie Weis watches during the second half of the Spring Game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas football: Previewing the Tight Ends


Last season, like the rest of the offense, Kansas’s tight ends struggled. Here is a look at 2o12′s version of the position.

Neal Barlow: Transfer from Arkansas, has the tools to become a legit tight end. Barlow was originally ranked as the fourth top prospect coming out high school in Arkansas. He had Kansas as a finalist before deciding to stay near home.

Scott Baron: This freshman redshirted last season. He played four positions while in high school, including: slot receiver, linebacker, defensive end, and tight end. Baron, is very athletic, and will add a new dimension to the offense.

Jimmay Mundine: Played in nine games last season, including making four catches vs Kansas State. Mundine, will be in line for the starting job once again. He has the ability to be a solid, everydown player.

Justin Puthoff: This junior hasn’t seen much action since joining the roster. New to the tight end position upon entering college after being an all-state player in Oklahoma at linebacker.

Trent Smiley: Appeared in all 12 games last season, didn’t record much catches, more used as a blocking tight end and special teams player. Smiley, should see more passes thrown his way in head coach Charlie Weis’s offense.


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