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K.D. Cannon | Wide Receiver

Team: Baylor Bears
Age / DOB:  (20) / 11/5/1995
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 170

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Baylor junior WR K.D. Cannon (groin) wasn't able to practice Tuesday.
Cannon suffered the injury in practice last week and aggravated it against Oklahoma State over the weekend. Luckily for Baylor, surgery has been ruled out. Of further luck, Iowa State is on deck. Cannon is considered day-to-day. Sep 28 - 4:25 PM

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Baylor junior WR K.D. Cannon exited Saturday's victory over Oklahoma State in the third quarter with a groin injury.

Per Baylor coach Jim Grobe, Cannon suffered the injury in practice during the week and then aggravated it against the Cowboys. He was in street clothes and seen limping at the end of the game. We'll update you on his status when more is known.
Sep 25 - 11:08 AM

Baylor junior WR K.D. Cannon was a destroyer of worlds in Friday's 38-10 win over Rice, catching nine passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns.

As was the case last week against SMU, Baylor's offense was slow to rev up on Friday. Once it got going, though, K.D. Cannon put on a show. He hauled in a seven-yard touchdown in the right corner of the end zone with 7:27 remaining in the first half and would later polish off his immaculate evening with a 28-yard touchdown catch with a little over five minutes gone in the fourth quarter. The stud wideout has been a fantasy gem with his 24 catches for 352 yards and four touchdowns through three games played.
Sep 16 - 11:30 PM

Baylor junior WR K.D. Cannon had 10 catches for 93 yards and a touchdown in a 40-13 victory over SMU on Saturday.

While Baylor's offense sputtered to a surprising degree today, they still gained over 500 yards, so we won't nitpick too much. The 10 catches were a single-game career-high for Cannon. Next up, the 2-0 Bears play their second Friday night game of the young year. It's their first road trip, another cushy matchup against Rice.
Sep 10 - 8:06 PM

Baylor junior WR K.D. Cannon returned to practice on Monday for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

Cannon is the team's top receiver and should convert a lot of big play with Seth Russell returning. We would use Cannon's 2015 stat line of 50 catches for 868 yards (17.4 yards per catch) and six touchdowns as a baseline for what to expect this year. Obviously there is plenty of uncertainty around Baylor, but the three players who viewers can count on are Russell, Cannon and running back Shock Linwood.
Aug 16 - 10:22 AM

Baylor interim HC Jim Grobe said that junior WR K.D. Cannon was "fine" after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

Grobe indicated that the Bears would work Cannon back into the flow of practice when he feels comfortable and ready. He underwent the initial surgery in mid-July. While there is no timetable for his return, the 5-foot-11, 170-pounder should be in game-shape (or close) come Baylor's September 2 opening kickoff against Northwestern State (welcome back, cupcake Baylor non-conference schedule -- we missed you) barring a setback in camp. Last season, Cannon caught 50 passes for 868 yards (17.4 yards per catch) and six touchdowns. Those numbers could take a quantum leap this season.
Aug 4 - 2:33 PM

Baylor junior WR K.D. Cannon underwent successful arthroscopic right knee surgery on Tuesday and will be ready for the start of August practices.

This from Heath Nielsen, Baylor associate athletic director for communications. "Surgery went well," Cannon tweeted Tuesday afternoon. Across his first two seasons on campus, Cannon has accrued 108 catches for 1,898 yards and earned all-Big 12 recognition both years. With Corey Coleman in the NFL and a series of would-be Bears scattered across the nation following a scandal-precipitated exodus, Cannon should be among the nation's leaders in targets so long as he stays healthy.
Jul 12 - 8:04 PM

Baylor junior WR K.D. Cannon is undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday.

No timetable for Cannon's return, but a Baylor spokesman referred to the procedure as "minor." Given that the 5-foot-11, 170-pounder is the team's lead returning receiver, any recovery that stretches into September would prove problematic. The scorched-earth nature of Baylor's offseason is remarkable in its breadth. Just before the start of the Memorial Day weekend, the Bears moved to terminate HC Art Briles and AD Ian McCaw over troubling accusations regarding the handling of sexual assault cases. School president Ken Starr also stepped down, though he remains part of the law school. Following that upheaval, Baylor lost (essentially) the entirety of their 2016 recruiting class. 12 players from that class are moving on, dropping Baylor down to 70 scholarship players -- on an 85-man limit. Stud sophomore QB Jarrett Stidham compounded matters by deciding to transfer last week. And now Cannon's injury. Deep breaths, Bear fans, deep breaths.
Jul 12 - 1:24 PM

Baylor junior WR K.D. Cannon wrote that he will remain with the program.

On Friday night, Cannon tweeted (in all-caps), "Baylor is my home and that['s] where I will stay and finish my college career." With Corey Coleman heading to the Browns in the draft, the 5-foot-11, 170-pound Cannon is in line to be the Bears' No. 1 receiver for 2016. He piled up 868 yards and six touchdowns on 50 catches last season. Several recruits have backed off their commitments to Baylor since the firing of HC Art Briles on Thursday, but those in the program are showing no signs of wanting to flee.
May 28 - 12:37 PM

Sports Illustrated's Colin Becht notes that Baylor junior WR K.D. Cannon is "the clear choice to become the new primary receiver."

With Corey Coleman and Jay Lee out of the picture, it should be Cannon's time to step up as the next Baylor wideout to post video game stats. To that point, ESPN's Travis Haney noted in late January that the 5-foot-11, 170-pound junior could turn in a 70-80-catch season in 2016. Last year, he caught 50 passes for 868 yards and six touchdowns. Becht also likes sophomore wideouts Chris Platt and Ishmael Zamora to potentially see number jumps this coming season.
Mar 12 - 2:30 PM

A 70-80 (or more) catch season for Baylor sophomore WR K.D. Cannon in 2016 is "is well within range", per ESPN's Travis Haney.

"Cannon is a different type of receiver than Corey Coleman, offering more speed and agility than physicality, but he figures to ease into the No. 1 receiver slot for Baylor with Coleman now gone," Haney wrote. "Cannon has hauled in 58 and 50 catches in his first two seasons, averaging 17.6 yards per reception as a big-play threat. The per-catch average might slip a bit, but expect his usage to increase as Cannon becomes more of a focal point for QB Seth Russell." The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Cannon finished 2015 with 868 yards and six touchdowns. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom wrote during the season that Cannon is a prime darkhorse candidate to win the Biletnikoff Award in 2016.
Jan 26 - 12:41 PM

Baylor sophomore WR K.D. Cannon caught four passes for 40 yards in Tuesday's 49-38 triumph versus UNC in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

With star WR Corey Coleman out, you may have expected Cannon and Jay Lee to step into the spotlight against the Tar Heels. Instead, Baylor took the ball out of QB Chris Johnson's hands and basically played a fly option/Wildcat offense for most of the tilt. Johnson, a converted WR, split QB snaps with RBs Johnny Jefferson and Devin Chafin and WR Lynx Hawthorne (also the No. 4 QB, as we found out in the Texas game). The passing game was basically shelved after Johnson threw a silly interception on a jump pass in the third quarter. Cannon may never be held to less than 50 yards receiving in a college game again. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound sophomore will step into the No. 1 WR role next year with Corey Coleman and Jay Lee off to the NFL. The offense will be stellar with Seth Russell, Jarrett Stidham and Shock Linwood returning. Lay down some change on Cannon to win the Biletnikoff Award next season if oddsmakers sleep on his chances.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 10:59:00 PM

Baylor sophomore WR K.D. Cannon caught five passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 45-35 win over previously-undefeated Oklahoma State.

Cannon went long for both of his touchdowns, as his first-quarter score went for 59 yards and his third-quarter one bested that at 71 yards. Redshirt junior WR Corey Coleman rightly gets more attention, but Cannon's a fine receiver in his own right. For the season, the 5-foot-11, 170-pound sophomore's caught 39 passes for 774 yards and six touchdowns.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 11:47:00 PM

Baylor sophomore WR K.D. Cannon hauled in four catches for 108 yards and a touchdown on Thursday against Kansas State.

Barring Cannon completely going off in Baylor's last five games (six if it makes the Championship), he's not going to match last year's 58 catches for 1,030 yards and eight touchdowns. That's not necessarily his fault; Baylor is funneling a huge percentage of its passes to Corey Coleman -- a smart strategy -- and Jay Lee's usage is also up. The silver lining? Coleman is probably going to leave for the NFL and Lee is a senior. Cannon will make for a nice darkhorse bet over the summer to win the Biletnikoff Award next season.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 02:40:00 PM

Baylor sophomore WR K.D. Cannon hauled in three catches for 104 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 56-21 victory over SMU.

Included was a 36-yard touchdown catch near the end of the first quarter. Cannon has legitimate "blow the top off the defense" speed but is "not just a "track guy," according to NFL Media analyst Chad Reuter. If he continues to refine his game, Cannon could eventually become the highest drafted Baylor WR since Kendall Wright. The 6-foot, 175-pound Cannon, who logged 58 catches for 1,030 yards and eight touchdowns last year, has run a 10.37 second 100-meter dash.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 02:38:00 PM