After spending the first four years of his college career at the University of Buffalo, where he caught 96 passes for 1,490 yards and 12 touchdowns in the three years he played, K.J. Osborn elected to graduate transfer to the University of Miami over North Carolina and Florida State.
Not really knowing what to expect, having never visited the school, Osborn took a chance on what Miami head coach Manny Diaz was selling — an opportunity to shine at a major college football program.
The risk paid off for everybody involved, but nobody could have expected the impact that Osborn would leave across the program in such a short amount of time.
As the lone senior in the receivers room, Osborn quickly became a voice that the younger receivers gravitated towards and his work ethic contagiously spread throughout the room. Mike Harley, Dee Wiggins and others stayed with Osborn after practice working on the jugs machine and doing other things to follow the example set by the veteran wide out.
When you look at this senior class, there are many that have had very different journeys and Osborn is no different. While his tenure in Coral Gables was short, his impact, leadership and respect for what it means to be a Miami Hurricane will live on through generations of Hurricanes who have learned how to work and prepare the way Osborn has and they will set the example for those after them and so on.
Through nine games of the 2019 season, Osborn leads the team with 36 catches and five touchdown receptions and his second in receiving yards with 439, trailing only Brevin Jordan.
Thank U K.J. Osborn for choosing to be a Hurricane!