The Jayhawk Conference has always been fertile ground for NFL prospects — look around the league and former KJCCC standouts dot league rosters. As far as I can tell, this year’s former Jayhawk star to hit it big, rich, whatever you want, is former Garden City Community College standoutPhil Loadholt
, who started two years at Oklahoma and was an all-Big 12 pick both years. Loadholt was taken by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2nd round — the 54th pick overall. I covered Loadholt his sophomore year at GCCC, and lemme tell you, dude is a BEHEMOTH. Six-foot-8 and 337 pounds. He protected Sam Bradford’s blind side at left tackle the last two years but translates into a right tackle in the league.
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I’ve looked over all the picks and Loadholt’s the only Jayhawk guy I see right now, although I’m sure a bunch will sign in free agency and I’ll let you know when I get that info. Posted some Loadholt highlights below. Nebraska-Omaha QB Zack Miller was the lone MIAA player picked — he went to Jacksonville in the sixth round and will probably end up a TE in the NFL.