Ben Heeney

230 lbs

Ben Heeney


Arguably the leader of the Kansas Jayhawks defense, Ben Heeney is coming off a 2013 season in which he earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from opposing coaches. He enters the 2014 campaign as the leading returning tackler in the conference after posting 88 stops a year ago, including double digit tackles in six of his 10 games played. In all, the Kansas native has more than 200 tackles and 20 tackles for loss over the last two seasons and will be counted on to continue that kind of productivity for a rebuilding Kansas defense in 2014.

High School

When Heeney left Hutchinson High School in Hutchinson, Kan., he was rated the 12th best player in the state and 58th best outside linebacker prospect in the nation. Was named to the Wichita Eagle’s top-11 football team and earned 5A first-team...