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2015 Fall Camp - Offense Primer

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Players reported for Fall Camp on Wednesday, August 5th and practice started on the 6th! **Updated Roster!

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Fall camp is here! David Beaty’s freshman campaign begins with new faces, plenty of question marks and a crisis of identity.

The roster has been fluid, to say the least, since the clock struck 0:00 in Manhattan last season.  During the last eight months 26 lettermen have left the program including 3 NFL draft picks and at least 2 undrafted free agents.

More specifically, on the offense side of the ball we lose 94% of our receiving yards and 62% of our rushing yards. So what’s left? All of the unknowns you can digest.  Let’s take a look!

The offensive unit lost 68% of its starts due to graduation, the NFL and rules violations.  Outside of QB, not one remaining skill position player started a game in 2014.  Yep, that’s where we are. The veteran leadership will come in the form of running back De’Andre Mann (Sr.) who was the team’s second leading rusher, and tight end Ben Johnson (So.) who played in all 12 games last year, but only had 8 receptions.

The current receiving corps combined for 5 receptions and 28 yards in 2014. Senior Tre’ Parmalee will line up with a host of young and unproven players who will define the beginning of the Beaty regime. Versatile athlete Darious Crawley (So.) along with Tyler Patrick (RS-Fr.) and Chase Harrell (Fr.) will begin to establish their roles with the team over the next several weeks.  Tight ends Johnson and Kent Taylor (Jr.) will hopefully ease the pain of breaking in such an inexperienced received corp.

So what about a offensive line that was shaky at best in 2014. The good news is that the offensive line is relatively experienced compared to the other offensive units. The bad news, returning players accounted for 42% of last year’s starts for a unit that ranked 107th or worse in 8 out of 9 categories (according to Football Outsiders). Returning tackle Larry Mazyck (Sr.) and center Joe Gibson (So.) will anchor the line and lead a mix of transfers and returning players with scattered experience and a handful of starts.  *Random Stat: According to the 2015 Media Guide the average height and weight of the offensive line is 6’-4" and 302 pounds (including freshmen).

In other news, the return of Taylor Cox (Sr.) and the addition of NJCAA Player of the Year Ke’aun Kinner (Jr.) add depth to the running back position and, most importantly, will increase the level of competition during camp.  Mann may get the nod at starter but it won’t mean much as we can expect a lot of rotation and multiple looks in the backfield throughout the season.  I expect Kinner to be the featured back sooner rather than later and his athleticism will be a bright spot on this offense.

Finally, quarterback. In Michael Cummings absence, this will probably be billed as a competition between Montell Cozart and TJ Millweard.  Cozart is what he is at this point. He will complete 50% and throw a touchdown for every interception (hopefully). I just can’t get excited about this battle and probably won’t care who starts on September 5th.

And now the roster:

Quarterbacks

#

FULL NAME

HT.

WT.

YR.

HOMETOWN / HIGHSCHOOL

Notes

14

Michael Cummings

5/10

212

Sr.

Killeen, Texas / Killeen HS

Started final 7 games in 2014, played in all 12. Threw for 1715 yards and 9 TD including 332 yards against TCU.

10

T.J. Millweard

6/3

219

Jr.

Colleyville, Texas / All Saints HS

RS in 2012 at UCLA, attempted 3 passes in 2014

2

Montell Cozart

6/2

193

Jr.

Kansas City, Mo. / Bishop Miege HS

Started 5 games last year was replaced by Cummings. Has 8 games starting, 14 games overall

8

Keaton Perry

5/10

186

R-Fr.

Arlington, Texas / Arlington Bowie HS

Transfer from TCU, CB coaches son, three ACL surgeries in HS

9

Carter Stanley

6/2

188

Fr.

Vero Beach, Fla. / Vero Beach HS

13

Ryan Willis

6/4

205

Fr.

Overland Park, Kan. / Bishop Miege HS

15

Deondre Ford

6-1

200

QB

Waco, Texas / Midway HS

Dodge City CC

18

Frank Seurer, Jr.

5-11

190

QB

Olathe, Kan. / Olathe South HS

Hutchinson CC

Runningbacks

#

FULL NAME

HT.

WT.

YR.

HOMETOWN / HIGHSCHOOL

Notes

22

Ke'aun Kinner

5/9

180

Jr.

Little Elm, Texas / Little Elm HS

Transfer Navarro JC, rushed for 1696 yd and 22 TD in 2014 - NJCAA 1st team All-American and Player of the Year

23

De'Andre Mann

5/9

205

Sr.

Miami, Fla. / Killian HS

2014 2nd leading rusher with 399 yards. Saw action in 9 games

36

Taylor Cox

5/11

206

R-Sr.

Mill Creek, Wash. / Jackson HS

Played in 12 games in 2012, med RS in 2013, missed all of 2014

25

J.J. Jolaoso

5/10

208

Jr.

Attleboro, Mass. / Attleboro HS

Transfer Dean College, Mass. Was recruited out of college by BC and NC state

40

Preston Randall

6/1

193

Jr.

Lawrence, Kan. / Veritas Christian School

ST in final 8 games of 2014

52

Reese Randall

5/11

205

R-Fr.

Lawrence, Kan. / Baldwin HS

24

Taylor Martin

5/10

180

Fr.

Fort Worth, Texas / Dunbar HS

Wide Receivers

#

FULL NAME

HT.

WT.

YR.

HOMETOWN / HIGHSCHOOL

Notes

11

Tre' Parmalee

5/10

171

Sr.

Overland Park, Kan. / Bishop Miege HS

Saw starts as a Fr, So, and Jr. Missed some time last year with injury

12

Darious Crawley

5/11

189

So.

Houston, Texas / Cypress Ridge HS

5 games at ST, RB and WR.

1

LaQuivionte Gonzales

5-10

175

Jr.

Cedar Hill, Texas / Cedar Hill HS

TA&M transfer

4

Tyler Patrick

6/1

179

R-Fr.

The Woodlands, Texas / The Woodlands HS

ESPN 3-star recruit

3

Chase Harrell

6/4

200

Fr.

Huffman, Texas / Hargrave HS

7

Derrick Neal

5/10

170

So.

Dallas, Texas / Lincoln HS

Played ST, WR and CB in 4 games last season

6

Joshua Stanford

6-1

200

Jr.

Mississauga, Ontario / Martin Luther King (Ga.)

VT fransfer

85

Austin Moses

6/1

191

Jr.

Overland Park, Kan. / Blue Valley Northwest

Highland CC - 42 receptions, TD last year

5

Bobby Hartzog, Jr.

5/11

189

So.

Houston, Texas / Westside HS

Played in 9 of 12 games, mostly ST

17

Quincy Perdue

6-3

210

So.

Smyrna, Ga. / Lassiter HS

UAB transfer

87

Dakota Turner

6/3

196

Jr.

Wamego, Kan. / Wamego HS

Coffeyville CC - 8 rec, 71 yards

82

Shakiem Barbel

6/3

192

Sr.

Fresno, Calif. / Central HS

Fresno City College transfer, 2014 - 1 GP (Duke)

80

Matt Hentges

6/2

195

Jr.

Eureka, Mo. / Eureka HS

30

Seth Conway

5/11

174

Sr.

Osborne, Kan. / Osborne HS

16

Steven Sims, Jr.

5/10

170

Fr.

Houston, Texas / Travis HS

20

Emmanuel Moore

6/1

200

Fr.

Haslet, Texas / Northwest HS

83

Jeremiah Booker

6/2

195

Fr.

College Station, Texas / College Station HS

26

Chris Bell

5-10

171

Fr.

The Woodlands, Texas / The Woodlands HS

33

Ryan Schadler

5-11

185

R-Fr.

Hesston, Kan. / Hesston HS

Played RB in spring

88

Eric Rivers

5-9

180

Jr.

Arlington, Texas / Bowie HS

College of the Desert

89

DeAnte Ford

5-10

170

Fr.

Missouri City, Texas / Ridge Point HS

Tight Ends

#

FULL NAME

HT.

WT.

YR.

HOMETOWN / HIGHSCHOOL

Notes

81

Kent Taylor

6/5

220

Jr.

Tampa, Fla. / Land O'Lakes HS

6 games as freshman at Florida, Soph RS, sat out last season (transfer)

84

Ben Johnson

6/5

234

RS So.

Basehor, Kan. / Basehor Linwood HS

12 games at TE, ST. 10 rec, 80 yards

86

Andrew Zimmer

6/1

209

R-Fr.

Lee's Summit, Mo. / Lee's Summit West HS

Extensive NFL and NCAA relative network

19

Jace Sternberger

6/4

225

Fr.

Kingfisher, Okla. / Kingfisher HS

49

Sebastian Sock

6-4

220

Fr.

Highlands Ranch, Colo. / Valor Christian HS

Offensive Line

#

FULL NAME

HT.

WT.

YR.

HOMETOWN / HIGHSCHOOL

Notes

79

Jordan Shelley-Smith

6/5

296

Jr.

Waco, Texas / Reicher Catholic HS

Switched to OL in 2014 fall camp, played all 12 games in 2014 - Played  games at TE in 2013

78

Larry Mazyck

6/8

343

Sr.

Washington D.C. / Friendship Collegiate Academy

12 GP, 9 GS (RT)

77

Joe Gibson

6/3

293

RS So.

Prairie Village, Kan. / Rockhurst HS

7 GS at C,  8 games total, OL and ST

70

Keyon Haughton

6/2

290

Sr.

Baltimore, Md. / W.E.B. DuBois HS

Started 5 games at C, lost starting job

76

Bryan Peters

6/3

298

Sr.

La Mirada, Calif. / La Mirada HS

11 GP, 1 GS (RG)

62

D'Andre Banks

6/3

309

Jr.

Killeen, Texas / Harker Heights HS

Transfer from Trinity Valley CC (12-0 team)

72

Will Smith

6/3

327

Jr.

Shawnee, Kan. / Shawnee Mission Northwest HS

Transfer Butler CC, 3-star

55

Jacob Bragg

6/4

284

R-Fr.

Nacogdoches, Texas / Nacogdoches HS

Per ESPN, 2013 No. 3 center in Texas, 4 star

71

Devon Williams

6/4

304

R-Jr.

St. Augustine, Fla. / St. Augustine HS

RS last season, 15th best OT prospect per Jcgridiron.com

65

Jayson Rhodes

6/4

300

RS So.

Deer Park, Texas / Deer Park HS

Transfer, Blinn College, converted DE

64

Kyle Pullia

6/4

273

Jr.

Villa Park, Ill. / Fenwick HS

63

Aaron Garza

6/3

290

Fr.

Sherman, Texas / Sherman HS

74

Clyde McCauley III

6/5

275

Fr.

Arlington, Texas / Bowie HS

59

Jackson Jenkins

6-4

305

Fr.

Overland Park, Kan. / Bishop Miege HS

66

Hunter Saulsbury

6-4

280

Fr.

Stillwell, Kan. / Blue Valley West HS

68

Beau Lawrence

6-5

295

Fr.

Overland Park, Kan. / Blue Valley Southwest HS

69

Mesa Ribordy

6-4

245

Fr.

Louisburg, Kan. / Louisberg HS