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John Wirtel

LS

#53

Experience: R

Height: 6-3

Age: 23

Weight: 250 lbs

College: Kansas

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Biography

2018: Served as the team’s primary deep snapper in games versus Nicholls, at Central Michigan, vs. Rutgers, at Baylor, vs. Oklahoma State, at West Virginia, at Texas Tech, vs. TCU, vs. Iowa State, at Kansas State, at Oklahoma, and vs. Texas in his last game as a Jayhawk. 2017: Served as the team’s primary deep snapper in the first four games before missing the remainder of the season with an injury ... Awarded a sixth year of eligibility. 2016: Served as the team’s primary deep snapper in the first three games before missing the remainder of the season with an injury. 2015: Played in 10 games … Shared long snapping duties throughout the season. 2014: Saw time in all 12 games … Served as KU’s long snapper on punts .2013: Played in all 12 games, serving as KU’s long snapper on punts … Recorded three tackles on the season, including two solo stops … Credited with a fumble recovery … One of two true freshmen on the roster to see action in 2013.

PERSONAL: Earned two letters as a tight end and long snapper at Mount Carmel High School in Orland Park, Illinois …helped lead team to state title his senior year … won state title in baseball, along with winning the Steven Bajenski Award, his sophomore year and the Frank Kisvka Award his senior year … Made the honor roll all four years.

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