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Greatest Kansas Football Players of All-Time Bracket: John Zook vs Milt Garner

(6) John Zook vs (27) Milt Garner

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(6) John Zook

Zook played DE at Kansas from 1965-68.  He was a senior leader on the 1968 Orange Bowl team and was twice named first team All-Big 8 (1967-68).  In addition, Zook was named first team All-American in 1968.  He would leave KU as the fourth-leading tackler in Kansas history.

Zook was drafted 99th overall in the 1969 NFL Draft by the LA Rams, but two trades later, ended up in Atlanta with the Falcons.  His professional career spanned 10 years and 144 games.   He was traded from the Falcons to the Cardinals in 1976, where he would retire following the 1979 season.

Zook is one of the names inscribed in KU's Ring of Honor at Memorial Stadium.

(27) Milt Garner

Garner played defensive back for Kansas in the mid-1980s, from 1984-87.  He played in 45 games in his KU career, picking up 11 INTs in that time, still good enough for fourth on the career INT list at Kansas.  Other than that, information on Milt Garner is hard to find, with no internet footprint that I could find with a quick Google search.


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