A former walk-on who shined on special teams and as a reserve linebacker in 2011 and 2012 prior to earning a starting nod at linebacker in 2013... Voted a player representative for the 2014 season.
2013 (Click Here for Game-by-Game Statistics): Started all 13 games, finishing second on the team with 89 tackles, including 4.5 for loss, while also recording two forced fumbles and a pass breakup... Finished 13th in the Big 12 in tackles in tackles per game but ninth in total tackles... Tallied at least seven tackles in eight games, including a career-best 13 against Oklahoma... Also had double-digit tackles against Texas Tech (12) and North Dakota State (10).
2012 (Click Here for Game-by-Game Statistics): Played in all 13 games, finishing with 25 tackles and recovering two fumbles... Paced the squad with 12 special teams tackles, including nine on kickoffs... Carded nine tackles in the first two games as he recorded four against Missouri State and five against Miami... Also had a tackle for loss against the Hurricanes... Set a then-career high with six tackles against Texas Tech... Recovered fumbles against Kansas and at TCU.
2011 (Click Here for Game-by-Game Statistics): Played in all 13 games, mainly on special teams... Registered 17 tackles, including four against Kent State and three apiece against Eastern Kentucky, Oklahoma State and Texas... Also recovered a fumble on a kickoff vs. No. 15 Baylor.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner at Kapaun Mt. Carmel under head coach Dan Adelhardt... A first team all-city and all-state linebacker as a senior, while he was also an honorable mention at fullback... An honorable mention linebacker and fullback as a junior and a second team all-city safety as a sophomore... Led the Crusaders to three-straight district championships... Totaled 312 career tackles, including 113 as a senior... Also picked off three passes and forced three fumbles during his final season... Participated in the 2010 Kansas Shrine Bowl... Also participated in wrestling, finishing fourth at state in 2008 and 2009 before winning the state title in 2010.
PERSONAL: Jonathan Michael Truman was born January 6, 1992, in Wichita Kan... Son of Tom and Jane Truman... Has three siblings, Sarah, Emily and Matt... Brother, Matt, was a member of the Wichita State track and field team... A kinesiology major who wants to become a fire fighter after college.