Campus Corner

Freshman lineman Luhrsen leaves KU football program

Kansas offensive lineman Luke Luhrsen, a redshirt freshman, is leaving the Jayhawks’ program, KU coach Charlie Weis announced Wednesday.

Luhrsen, a native of Wheaton, Ill., redshirted during the 2011 season before playing in three games as a reserve last season. Luhrsen says he will stay at Kansas to pursue a degree in marketing.

"After sitting down with Luke he informed me he has decided to discontinue playing football to concentrate solely on academics," Weis said in a statement. "Luke was a valuable asset to our team and we wish him well in his future endeavors."


Senior safety Bradley McDougald has received an invitation to take part in the NFL Scouting Combine, which will be held Feb. 20-26 in Indianapolis. The official list of players will not be announced until February, but senior offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson, a native of McPherson, is reportedly slated to attend as well.