Kansas football RB Amauri Pesek-Hickson should find decent touches in spring game

In the bottom half of Kansas football’s 2020 season, we saw some strong potential from freshman running back Amauri Pesek-Hickson.

Now, he’ll get the chance to showcase his offseason development during Saturday’s annual spring game.

Only seeing four games this past season, Pesek-Hickson found a bulk of his touches in the bottom half of the schedule. This includes an impressive performance against TCU, where the young running back tallied up 100 rushing yards on the evening.

A strong back, Kansas will have a lot of room for growth from Pesek-Hickson. Fans should be optimistic about what they’ll see out of him during the spring game.

Joined by sophomore Velton Gardner and freshman Daniel Hishaw Jr., Amauri will have an opportunity to demonstrate some of the new playbook presented by new offensive coordinator Mike DeBord and running backs coach Jonathan Wallace.

Kansas rushing attack has been fluctuating over the past few years and with the departure of Pooka Williams Jr. this past season, it’s anyone’s race for the top job.

Amauri has been a fan of DeBord’s coaching style so far, which may be signaling a change of pace in Kansas’ backfield.

“Coach DeBord is a great offensive mind. We’ve got a lot of different things going on, a lot of different formations, a lot of different motions.”

Amauri Pesek-Hickson on Coach DeBord, Sourced from KUsports.com

While the Jayhawks’ quarterback position remains unknown, the rushing attack may end up being a critical part of the offensive approach in 2021.

This may change, considering the recent head coaching hire of Lance Leipold, a move that will likely welcome some shifts to KU’s staff and roster.

Regardless, Pesek-Hickson has quite a bit of potential behind the ball and it will be interesting to see how his spring game performance turns out.