Player Profile: Gavin Potter
#19 Gavin Potter
Hometown: Broken Arrow, OK
High School: Broken Arrow
2019 (Fr.): Indiana State: Saw playing time but did not record any stats … Coastal Carolina: Saw playing time vs. the Chanticleers … Did not record any stats … at Boston College: Tallied five total tackles (three solo, two assisted) for the Jayhawks in Chestnut Hill … Also recorded one quarterback hurry … Both statistics were career bests … West Virginia: Made two solo tackles against the Mountaineers … Recorded his first tackle-for-loss (TFL) as a Jayhawk for a WVU loss of one yard … at TCU: Made his first start as a Jayhawk, at the linebacker position … Led the team defensively with 11 total tackles (nine solo, two assisted) … Oklahoma: Started his second-straight game at linebacker against the Sooners … Tallied one assisted tackle on the afternoon … at Texas: Set a new career high in sacks, accumulating 1.5 on the night, for a loss of 14 yards … Led the team in tackles for the second time this season with his nine total (six solo, three assisted) … Tallied 2.5 TFLs for 16 yards against the Longhorns, a new season and career best … Also credited with hurrying the quarterback once, which also matched his best … Texas Tech: Co-leader for the Jayhawk defense with seven total tackles (six solo, one assisted) in the 37-34 Homecoming victory … Broke up the first pass of his season and KU career against the Red Raiders … Kansas State: Tallied five total tackles (four solo, one assisted) in the annual Dillons Sunflower Showdown … Matched his season/career high with a quarterback hurry against the Wildcats as well … at Oklahoma State: Made his 10th appearance of the season for the Jayhawks in Stillwater, where he made one solo tackle and assisted on three for a total of four on the afternoon … at Iowa State: Set a new season and career high in quarterback hurries with two in Ames … Also assisted on six tackles against the Cyclones … Baylor: Helped lead the Jayhawks’ defensive effort against the nationally ranked Bears by making six solo tackles on the day, tied for the most by a KU defender with Kyron Johnson.
High School: Earned a three-star rating from Rivals.com … Helped lead Broken Arrow HS to a 6AI state championship with a perfect 13-0 record in 2018 … Played under head coach David Alexander at Broken Arrow HS … Named a finalist for Oklahoma Defensive Player of the Year by the Tulsa World … Earned All-State First Team honors from The Oklahoman and USA Today at linebacker, after playing on offense until his senior season … Recorded 92 total tackles with two sacks including 52 solos and 40 assists his senior season … He also added 23 tackles-for-loss, three fumble recoveries, two blocked kicks and an interception … Also a standout wrestler, having two state titles to his name.
Personal: Son of Wes Ontiveros and Angie Potter … Plans to major in marketing … Chose Kansas over offers from Kansas St., Incarnate Word and Kent. St