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Player Profile: Jelani Arnold

#91 Jelani Arnold

Position: Defensive end
Height: 6-2
Weight: 225
Class: Junior
Hometown: Irving, TX
High School: MacArthur

2019 (So.): Indiana State: Saw playing time in the season opener … Had one tackle … Coastal Carolina: Did not record any stats in his playing time vs. the Chanticleers … at Boston College: Played in his third-straight game of the season for the Jayhawks, but did not record any statistics … West Virginia: Saw playing time in the Jayhawks’ Big 12-season opener, but did not record any stats … at TCU: Tied his career high for tackles with one against the Horned Frogs … Oklahoma: Did not record any stats in his playing time vs. the No. 6/4-ranked Sooners … Played in the last five games of the season (Texas Tech, Kansas State, at Oklahoma State, at Iowa State and Baylor) for the Jayhawks, but did not record any statistics.

2018 (RFr.): Did not see any game action.

2017 (Fr.): Redshirted his first season at Kansas.

High School: Earned three letters in football at MacArthur HS under head coach Ronny Mullins … Led MacArthur with 98 tackles, 6.0 sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior … Named MacArthur’s MVP on defense in 2014, 2015 and 2016 … Also lettered in track & field … Earned track & field MVP honors in 2016 and 2017.

Personal: Son of Me’cha and Kenzie Arnold … Has one older brother, Gyasi Gibson … Majoring in sports management … Earned Magna Cum Laude honors all four years of high school.