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NFL, Kansas players join search after ex-KU running back goes missing

Sep 22, 2012; DeKalb, IL, USA; Kansas Jayhawks running back Brandon Bourbon (25) rushes the ball against the Northern Illinois Huskies during the second quarter at Huskie Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

Sep 22, 2012; DeKalb, IL, USA; Kansas Jayhawks running back Brandon Bourbon (25) rushes the ball against the Northern Illinois Huskies during the second quarter at Huskie Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

Family, friends and former teammates are spreading the word to try to find ex-Kansas Jayhawks running back Brandon Bourbon, who has not been heard from since April 2.

On Monday, a missing persons report was filed with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, according to KUSports.com.

****MISSING PERSON**** Brandon Bourbon, 24 years of age, missing since April 2, 2016 from Washington County, MO. Ping...

Posted by Office of the Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman on Monday, April 4, 2016

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Former four-star prospect Bourbon, who initially committed to Stanford, played five injury-plagued years at Kansas before finishing out his college career at Washburn University in Topeka, KUSports.com reports.

Fellow Kansas players Turner Baty and current Oakland Raiders linebacker Ben Heeney took to social media to express their concern:

My friend Brandon Bourbon has been missing for 2 days with no communication with anyone. His phone turned off. This is not like Brandon.

— Ben Heeney (@henbeeney) April 4, 2016

His family and friends are very concerned. Anyone with any information on Brandon please get in touch with me ASAP.

— Ben Heeney (@henbeeney) April 4, 2016

Come home, homie @BeastmodeBourb pic.twitter.com/boPdzRahl8

— Ben Heeney (@henbeeney) April 5, 2016