|1940 Kansas Jayhawks football|
|Conference||Big Six Conference|
|1940 record||2–7 (0–5 Big 6)|
|Head coach||Gwinn Henry (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1940 Big 6 football standings|
|Rankings from AP Poll|
The 1940 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Six Conference during the 1940 college football season. In their second season under head coach Gwinn Henry, the Jayhawks compiled a 2–7 record (0–5 against conference opponents), finished in last place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 183 to 75. They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.
The team's statistical leaders included Ed Hall with 294 rushing yards, 251 passing yards, and 27 points scored (four touchdowns and three extra points), and Don Pollom with 158 receiving yards. Don Pierce was the team captain.
- "1940 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1940-schedule.html. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
- 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 183.
- 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, pp. 127-138.