Kansas Football Tabbed National Team of the Week

Courtesy of the Big 12 Conference

The Kansas football team was announced as the Reveal Suites National Team of the Week.

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The Jayhawks turned around an early 10-0 deficit, then dominated Boston College for a 48-24 road win, beating an autonomy conference team on the road for the first time since 2008.

The announcement came on “Playbook” on ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM. Each Monday during the season the Reveal Suits National Team of the Week will be unveiled during the program, which airs weekdays from Noon-3 p.m. CT. The FWAA’s All-America Committee selects the weekly winner and all Division I FBS and FCS schools are eligible to be selected.

Khalil Herbert ran for 187 yards and Pooka Williams Jr. added another 122 for Kansas, which gave Les Miles a win in his 200th career game as a head coach. The last time two Jayhawks ran for 100 or more yards was 2014 against Iowa State. Senior quarterback Carter Stanley was equally potent through the air, completing 20-of-27 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns.

“I can’t tell you how happy I am for those kids,” Miles said. “If anybody wants to know why a guy would come back, college football, this night tells you how important college football is.”

This is the fourth time for Kansas to win the Team of the Week honors and its first since 2016.

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.