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Former Tascosa standout Jacobi Lott stable after 'unspecified trauma' during practice


Wednesday marked the Kansas Jayhawks first practice in full pads, but an incident occurred that shifted the focus of the day.

According to the Lawrence Journal-World, Jacobi Lott, a freshman offensive lineman and nephew of NFL legend Ronnie Lott, "suffered an unspecified form of trauma that was deemed a code red due to its critical nature by paramedics who arrived on the seen."

A KU athletics official confirmed that Lott was stabilized on-site and then left the practice in an ambulance. He was taken to a hospital, and continues to be stable, the official added, while also noting "he is responding normally and he is being evaluated."

No further information was available about Lott's status, including how long he may be out for and whether or not he will be able to return to the team.

Lott, a freshman from Amarillo, Texas, was a top-50 rated offensive guard From Tascosa High School (and top-40 by 247Sports). He was ranked as a three-star recruit in the class of 2018 on both the 247Sports Composite and Top247, and he was considered a good get for the Jayhawks after garnering offers from several other programs like UMass, New Mexico State, Bowling Green and — fairly late in his recruitment — Texas and Oklahoma State.

He possesses a solid football lineage, with his father, Charlie Lott, having played at Texas Tech and his uncle, Ronnie Lott, having played in the NFL and won four Super Bowls.

Beaty heaped praise on Lott during National Signing Day, noting he's a "multi-dimensional guy" who played on both the offense and defensive line — showcasing his talent and strength all over the field.

"Spending the time with his family that we did, what unbelievable folks. I love that family. They're great," Beaty said. "His dad was a high school running back, won a championship at Electra under a coach named Joe Allen that is a dear friend of mine. He went on to play and had a great career at Texas Tech. His mother was a pretty good athlete in her own right. Just great folks though. He stayed with us and hung with us. So excited to have him."

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