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Nevada adds former Kansas football/basketball player James Sosinski

James Sosinski
Tight end James Sosinski of the Kansas Jayhawks catches a pass for a touchdown during the game against the Indiana State in 2019. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

James Sosinski, the newest member of the Nevada football team, has taken a well-traveled and most interesting path to the Wolf Pack.

Sosinski, who committed to Nevada on Tuesday, most recently played at Kansas, where he spent time on the Jayhawks' football and basketball teams. Nevada will be the fourth school for Sosinski, who is entering his seventh season of college.

The 6-foot-7, 250-pound tight end grew up in Chandler, Ariz., and played for Hamilton High, a powerhouse program. He was an all-state quarterback who threw for 2,483 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior, leading his team to the state championship game.

Sosinski's college career began at Massachusetts as a quarterback where he redshirted in 2015. Sosinski then transferred to South Mountain Community College in Phoenix where he averaged 19.1 points and 12.6 rebounds per game as a basketball player and didn't play football after an injury he suffered at UMass.

Sosinski transferred to Kansas for the 2017 football season where he moved to tight end and but did not appear in a game for the Jawhawks. He joined Kansas' elite basketball team that season and helped the school win its 14th straight Big 12 championship before securing a Final Four appearance. Sosinski had six points and four rebounds in nine minutes over seven games for Kansas. He appeared in two NCAA Tournament games, making a bucket against Villanova in the Final Four, a 95-79 loss. Sosinski made all three of his college field-goal attempts.

He returned to the football field for the 2018 season and appeared in four games without recording a stat. In 2019, Sosinski appeared in seven games and had seven catches for 72 yards and a touchdown against FCS school Indiana State. Last season, he appeared in four games and caught one pass for 16 yards while making the Academic All-Big 12 Football Second Team.

Sosinski entered the transfer portal in December and has landing at Nevada, which boasts one of the nation's top tight ends in Cole Turner, who caught 49 passes for 605 yards and nine touchdowns. Also back is super senior Reagan Roberson, the team's top blocking tight end. But Sosinski will add depth to Nevada's tight end position, and given his basketball history, it might not be a shock to see him suit up at Lawlor Events Center, either.

Sosinski has one season of eligibility remaining.

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