Player Profile: Jay Dineen
#43 Jay Dineen
Profile as recruit
Hometown: Lawrence, KS
High School: Free State
2019 (So.): Indiana State: Recorded two tackles in the season opener … Coastal Carolina: Made one tackle vs. the Chanticleers … at Boston College: Made four total tackles in Chestnut Hill (three solo, one assisted) as well as one tackle-for-loss, of three yards, vs. the Eagles … West Virginia: Compiled three tackles against the Mountaineers on the day … at TCU: Matched his career best in tackles with four against the Horned Frogs (two solo, two assisted) … Oklahoma: Made one solo tackle against the Sooners … at Texas: Tallied his first sack of the season, and his KU career, against the Longhorns … His 1.0 TFL resulted in loss of four yards for UT … Also made three solo tackles on the night … Texas Tech: Assisted on one tackle in KU’s 37-34 Homecoming victory over the Red Raiders … Kansas State: Made three total defensive stops against the Wildcats, two solo and one assisted tackles … at Oklahoma State: One of the Jayhawks’ defensive leaders in Stillwater against the nationally ranked Cowboys, where he set a new season and career high with six tackles (four solo, two assisted) … Ended the afternoon with 2.5 total TFLS for a loss of five yards, another season and career best … at Iowa State: Set a new season and career high with 10 tackles (six of the solo variety), surpassing his previous bests of six tackles, set at Oklahoma State in last week’s game (Nov. 16) … Baylor: Played in his 12th game of the season against the Bears, but did not record any stats.
2018 (RFr.): Saw action on special teams in eight games … TCU: Recorded first-career tackle.
High School: Earned a two-star rating from Rivals.com… Completed a decorated prep career for Free State (Kan.) High School head coach Bob Lisher in 2016… Helped the Firebirds to a 2016 Sunflower League championship… Etched his name as the school’s single-season leading tackler with 80 unassisted stops and 22 tackles-for-loss… Also broke up seven passes and ripped loose four fumbles… Named Kansas Class 6A First Team All-State as a linebacker… Earned All-Simone Team honors as an offensive lineman… Helped the Firebirds to three-straight district championships... Also lettered in basketball.
Personal: Son of Joe and Jodi Dineen... Has three brothers, Joe, Jax and Jet… Comes from a long line of Jayhawks as his brother, Joe, is a current Jayhawk and was a 2016 football captain, starting at linebacker in 2015-16… Both of his parents are KU grads and his mother, Jodi Oelschlager, was a volleyball letterwinner (1986-89)... Grandfather, Ron Oelschlager, played running back at KU (1962-64)... Great-grandfather, J. Roy Holliday, played basketball at KU under legendary coach Phog Allen (1936-37)... Plans to major in business.