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Greatest Kansas Football Players Bracket: Bob Johnson vs Marcus Henry

(8) Bob Johnson vs (9) Marcus Henry

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(8) Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson is a name that not many folks on this site are probably familiar with, so let’s get familiar with him. Johnson played for KU from 1981 until 1983, the first two years for Don Fambrough and the final season under Mike Gottfried. His first two seasons were a buildup to his final season in Lawrence. In total, Johnson racked up 89 total catches for 1789 yards and ten touchdowns. In that fine 1983 campaign, Johnson snagged 58 balls for 1154 yards and seven touchdowns.

While going undrafted out of KU, Johnson did play the three subsequent years in the NFL with the New York Giants. Over his three-year career in the NFL, Johnson caught 112 passes for 1862 yards and 20 touchdowns. He was on the 1986 Giants team that beat the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. In three post seasons, Johnson caught six passes and scored one touchdown. Not bad.

(9) Marcus Henry

Marcus Henry played at KU from 2004 until 2007 and definitely made a name for himself in that magical 2007 season that Jayhawk fans remember so fondly. Over his four-year KU career, Henry caught 104 passes for a total of 1598 yards and 13 scores. In 2007 alone, Henry snagged 54 for 1014 yards and 10 touchdowns. That season, he was second in the Big 12 with 18.8 yards per catch.

Marcus Henry was drafted in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL draft (171st overall) by the New York Jets but he never played in the NFL.


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