Diamonds in the rough
As western Pennsylvania is to quarterbacks, Kansas is to running backs. The state covered with wheat fields has turned out three Hall of Fame running backs in Gale Sayers, John Riggins and Barry Sanders. That is a pretty impressive list of football greats from a state that few think of when they think football.
The residents of Kansas support two major Division I football programs in Kansas and Kansas State. It is also home to the Jayhawk Conference, one of the most competitive and highly recruited junior college football leagues, and to Pittsburg State, the winningest program in Division II football.
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