(1) Ray Evans
Ray Evans is widely considered one of the best athletes to ever play at the University of Kansas. He played for the Jayhawks from 1941-42 and again from 1946-47 after this little event that you may have heard of called World War II interrupted, well, just about everyone's life at that time.
Evans was an overall athlete who played both ways, quarterback and cornerback, for the Jayhawks. He was a First Team All-American in 1947 and a big part of leading the Jayhawks to the 1948 Orange Bowl.
Evans led the nation in pass yards and interceptions in 1942, making him still the only player in NCAA history ever to do so. He is the only Jayhawk to be first team All-American in both football (1947) and basketball (1943). He was a three-time first team All-Conference (Big Six) selection (1942, '46-'47) in football. In fact, he is still KU's single season and career leader in interceptions.
He is the only athlete in KU history to have both his football number (42) and basketball number (15) retired. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1964. Evans went on to play both professional football (drafted 9th in the first round) and basketball and was even offered a baseball contract by the New York Yankees.
I think you can see why Evans is our #1 seed here.
(32) Dorian Brew
Dorian Brew played CB for the Jayhawks from 1992-95 under Glen Mason. Brew was no slouch either, starting 22 games over his junior and senior seasons while collecting seven career INTs. Brew was named first team All-Big 8 in 1995, helping lead the Jayhawks to the Aloha Bowl, and saw himself drafted in the third round, #79 overall by the Miami Dolphins.
Somehow, Brew ended up signing with the Baltimore Ravens (surely there's a story here somewhere). Brew spent 3 seasons in the NFL, primarily as a kick returner. He also played a season NFL Europe, a season in the XFL, and a season in the CFL. Brew retired from football following the 2002 season.
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