Joe Dineen Jr.

  • Pos LB
  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 230

Prospect Info

Kansas Jayhawks

  • Jersey #29
  • Class

As a Prospect

247Sports Composite®

  • Class 2014
  • Committed 5/29/2013
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Athletic Background

2014 (Fr.): Saw action in 11 games on the year at various positions… Made his Jayhawk debut carrying the ball six times for 28 yards at Duke... Attempted and completed his first-career pass for five yards against Central Michigan... Ran the ball five times for 15 yards against Texas... Had three carries for two yards at West Virginia... Recorded a special teams tackle against Oklahoma State... Notched a career-high two special teams tackles at Texas Tech... Moved back to defense prior to the TCU game... Contributed one tackle against TCU... Credited with one tackle at K-State.

High School: Rated a three-star prospect by both and Named the 2013 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year... A standout two-way player as he starred as both a quarterback and safety at FSHS... Passed for 1,702 yards and 20 touchdowns, completing 118 of his 222 attempts, and helped guide the Firebirds (9-2) to the Class 6A state quarterfinals as a senior... Also rushed for 798 yards and 12 touchdowns on 136 carries... Set school records for single-game passing yards (292) and most points scored in a season (194)... Accounted for 32 total touchdowns as a senior... Recorded 73 total tackles, five for a loss, recovered two fumbles and collected one interception on defense... Set a school record for the most defensive points scored in a career... Tabbed as the Sunflower League’s Andre Maloney Award recipient as the most valuable player... Named to the Kansas City Star’s All-Sunflower League First Team as both a quarterback and defensive back in 2013... Earned 2013 honorable mention All-KC Metro honors at quarterback from the Kansas City Star... Led his team to a 10-2 mark and the Class 6A semifinals as a junior... Played for head coach Bob Lisher at FSHS... Also lettered in basketball and baseball.

Personal: Son of Joe and Jodi Dineen... Comes from a long line of Jayhawks as both of his parents are KU grads and his mother, Jodi Oelschlager, was a volleyball letterwinner (1986-89)... Grandfather, Ron Oelschlager, played running back at KU (1962-64)... Great-grandfather, J. Roy Holliday, played basketball at KU under legendary coach Phog Allen (1936-37)... Majoring in pre-business.

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