Former Kansas Jayhawks defensive end/linebacker Toben Opperum signed a free agent deal to play with the Kansas City Chiefs late Friday. Opurum is slated to compete for the fullback position with the Chiefs.
Opurum, began his career with the Jayhawks as a running back. As a freshman, Opurum led the team in rushing with 554 yards and nine touchdowns. He was named a Rivals.com freshman All-Big 12 player for the season. After the strong run at running back, Opurum changed sides and dominated on the defensive side of things.
He totaled 109 tackles during the final three seasons with the team, including 45 tackles as a Junior. Opurum, added 19.5 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, seven pass break-ups and 6.5 sacks. Opurum showed flashes of being dominant as a junior,before struggling at times last year. The Chiefs earlier this off-season traded Javier Arenas for Anthony Sherman, and drafted Braden Wilson in an effort to improve the position. Now the team adds Opurum for added depth and battle at the spot.
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