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K.D. Cannon | Wide Receiver

Team: Baylor Bears
Age / DOB:  (19) / 11/5/1995
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 170

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NFL Media names Baylor sophomore WR KD Cannon and sophomore WR Corey Coleman their most explosive athletes in College Football.
"Together, the two Bears caught 122 passes for 2,149 yards (17.6 yards per reception) and 19 touchdowns. They combined for 24 receptions of at least 30 yards, 19 of at least 40, eight of at least 50, five of at least 60 and four of at least 60. And get this: Of their combined 19 TD receptions, 18 covered at least 25 yards, with eight covering at least 50. Coleman's 11 TD receptions averaged 37 yards," College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin wrote. Both prospects are currently the only returning 1,000-yard receiving duo in college football. With two explosive talents like Cannon and Coleman on the field at the same time, it will be hard for opposing defenses to cover them both in 2015. Jul 3 - 2:35 PM
Source: NFL.com

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Baylor sophomore WR KD Cannon "can fly" and is a "perfect fit" for a Bears offense that "relies heavily on spacing and downfield passing," according to Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

The analyst ranks Cannon as the No. 12 receiver in the nation. "Not surprisingly, he was a bit boom-or-bust as a freshman deep threat, with a quiet second half of the season, but he went out on a high note with eight catches for 197 yards and two touchdowns vs. Michigan State's acclaimed secondary in the Cotton Bowl," Brown wrote. 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.
Jun 14 - 5:28 PM

Baylor sophomore WR KD Cannon has clocked a 10.37 second 100-meter dash and "is an athletic freak," according to NFL Media.

"This player's last name suits his style of play, as he often looks like he's been shout out of a cannon on the football field," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer. "He set six school records as a freshman on the football team last season and is poised to do even more heading into 2015." The 6-foot, 175-pound Cannon posted 58 catches for 1,030 yards and eight touchdowns last year.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 14 - 3:14 PM

Bleacher Report's Greg Wallace writes that there's "little doubt [Baylor sophomore WR KD Cannon will] be an impact receiver in the NFL."

The 6-foot, 175-pound Cannon "has excellent deep speed, making him a perfect fit in Baylor's wide-open offense," Wallace wrote. As a true freshman, he posted 58 catches for 1,030 yards and eight touchdowns. There's still room for improvement, of course. "He could become more consistent," Wallace wrote. "He had four games with at least 124 yards receiving and six games with less than 40."
May 26 - 10:21 PM

ESPN's Max Olson ranked Baylor as having the No. 1 receiving corps in the Big 12.

You thought it would be another school? "Only the Bears can lose three seniors and still argue they'll be even better at receiver," he wrote. Corey Coleman and KD Cannon are the headliners, but the Bears are deep again with intriguing redshirt freshmen Ishmael Zamora and Chris Platt pushing for playing time. Throw in gifted backups Lynx Hawthorne, Jay Lee and Davion Hall and emerging tight end LaQuan McGowan and you have the makings of one of the country's best units. "Together, they'll all help Seth Russell take control of this prolific Baylor offense," Olson wrote.
Source: ESPN.com
May 14 - 9:33 PM

The Biletnikoff Award on Tuesday announced that 12 players have been added to its watch list, including Baylor’s KD Cannon and West Virginia’s Kevin White.

All 12 players added are in the top 14 in the country in receiving yards, with Alabama’s Amari Cooper (third) and Northern Illinois’ Da’Ron Brown (ninth) already named in the preseason. Baylor now has three receivers on the list, with Cannon joining Antwan Goodly and Levi Norwood, both of whom will return from injury against Iowa State.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 08:07:00 PM

Baylor freshman WR KD Cannon is averaging 31.7 yards per touch this season.

After taking on a much larger role following week one, Cannon has posted 14 catches for 471 yards and five touchdowns. He also has four yards on one carry. Per Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman, no other qualifying (over 100 yards from scrimmage) has an average of over 20.
Source: Fox Sports
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 11:16:00 AM

Baylor true freshman WR KD Cannon hauled in six catches for 189 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 63-21 victory over Buffalo.

The true freshman streaked by Buffalo's secondary to haul in a pretty Bryce Petty pass around Baylor's 40-yard line early in the first quarter, racing untouched to an 89-yard touchdown reception. Last week, Cannon shredded Northwestern State for six catches, 223 yards and three touchdowns (touchdown catches of 50, 81 and 42 yards). Cannon, the best freshman receiver in college football, is drawing attention from draft analysts. "Cannon has already established himself as a legitimate speedster on the perimeter, while also exhibiting the explosive running skills that make him a threat to score whenever he touches the ball," NFL.com's Bucky Brooks wrote last week. "It won't be long before NFL scouts start paying attention to his impact as a playmaker on the outside." Through three games, he already has 10 catches, 471 yards, and five touchdowns.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:44:00 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks believes NFL scouts will soon start paying attention to Baylor true freshman WR KD Cannon.

Cannon hauled in six passes for 223 yards and three touchdowns against Northwestern State on Saturday. The No. 46 overall recruit -- and the fifth-ranked receiver -- in the 2014 class had touchdown catches of 50, 81 and 42 yards. "The freshman sensation has certainly lived up to the hype that accompanied his status as a five-star recruit," Brooks wrote. "Cannon has already established himself as a legitimate speedster on the perimeter, while also exhibiting the explosive running skills that make him a threat to score whenever he touches the ball. It won't be long before NFL scouts start paying attention to his impact as a playmaker on the outside."
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 05:08:00 PM

Baylor true freshman WR KD Cannon shredded Northwestern State on Saturday, catching six balls for 223 yards and three touchdowns.

"He just knows how to get open," backup quarterback Seth Russell (starting in place of Bryce Petty) said. "I just threw it up and he went and got it." Cannon, the No. 46 overall recruit and the fifth-ranked receiver in the 2014 class, had touchdown catches of 50, 81 and 42 yards. "I've watched a lot of receivers, seen a bunch over 30-something years in coaching," said Bears' HC Art Briles, talking about his impression after watching Cannon play a high school game last fall. "I came back and said that's the best guy I've ever seen as a high school receiver, no doubt. He's good. He's different." Cannon was featured because Antwan Goodley (quad), Levi Norwood (wrist) and Clay Fuller (collarbone) were all out. He's one of the nation's most exciting first-year players.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 06:26:00 PM

K.D. Cannon, the No. 46 overall recruit and the fifth-ranked receiver in the 2014 class, publicly committed to Baylor on Saturday.

Verkedric Vaughns, an athlete from Mesquite, Tex., committed shortly after to give Baylor 23 recruits in the class. Cannon chose Baylor over Texas Tech, and also considered Oklahoma, Florida and Ole Miss. Cannon, an explosive receiver considered one of the top playmakers in the class, collected 106 catches for 1,600 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior at Mount Pleasant High School in Texas. "They told me I can come in as freshman and get playing time, maybe even start," Cannon said. "That means a lot. Plus, them being like a family really won me over."
Source: ESPN.comNo
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 01:41:00 PM