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*Josh Freeman heading into Jr season: 2008: Freeman started all 12 games, ranking 17th in the nation in total offense (279.08 yards per game) and 11th in points responsible for (17.17 points per game)...Completed 224-of-382 passes (58.64%) for 2,945 yards (27th nationally in yards gained passing), eight interceptions and 20 touchdowns (tied for fourth on the school single-season touchdown record chart)...Ran for 14 scores, finishing second on the team with 404 yards on 107 carries (3.8-yard average)...Saw action in 489 offensive plays that totaled 3,349 yards...Guided a unit that ranked 19 in the nation in both scoring (34.92 points per game) and passing yardage (269.58 yards per game)...Was sacked 15 times for losses of 127 yards and turned the ball over five times on nine fumbles...Had 56-of-382 pass attempts deflected by the opposition (14.66%)...Freeman started 32-of-35 games he appeared in...His 8,078 yards passing shattered the previous school record of 6,208 yards by Lynn Dickey (1968-70)...His 680 pass completions also broke Dickey's old KSU all-time mark of 501, and his 1,151 pass attempts Surpassed Dickey's previous record of 994 attempts...Freeman's passing efficiency rating of 124.74 placed him seventh in school history...Lynn Dickey's 6,208 yards passing was topped by Freeman's 8,078 yards on the Wildcats' all-time record list...Threw for 44 touchdowns, breaking the previous KSU career record of 37 by Ell Roberson (2000-03)...Ran for 20 more touchdowns, which ranks tied with Cornelius Davis (1966-68) for ninth on the school's overall record chart and fourth among their quarterbacks, topped by Roberson (40), Jonathan Beasley (26; 1996-97, 99-2000) and Michael Bishop (23; 1997-98)...His pass completion percentage of .5908 broke the old school career-record of 56.0% by Chad May (min. 400 attempts; 1993-94)...2007: 12 GP; 12 GS; Rush: 53-(-40)-(-0.8)-4; Pass: 499-316-63.3-3353-18-11; 2 Sol-2 TT; Earned honorable mention All-Big 12 accolades from the league's coaches... Strong-armed quarterback who started all 12 games at quarterback...2006: 11 GP; 8 GS; Rush: 54-(-21)-(-0.4)-2; Pass: 270-140-51.9-1780-6-15; Appeared in 11-of-13 games, including starts in the final eight contests of the season... Father, Ron, played professionally in the USFL and serves as Grandview High's defensive coordinator.
Daniel Thomas heading into Sr season: 2010: Last season’s Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year, Thomas recorded the second-most rushing yards in a season at K-State with 1,585 this season, which is also a new record for a senior back, and ranked eighth nationally. He also led the Big 12 with 19 rushing touchdowns, one shy of the school record. His 2,850 career rushing yards rank second all-time at K-State, while his 30 rushing touchdowns rank fourth, his 12 career 100-yard performances rank second and his 269-yard outing at North Texas in the 2010 regular season finale was the third-most ever by a Wildcat running back...2009: Earned Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year honors, while also being named First Team All-Big 12... Named a midseason All-Big 12 performer by Phil Steele... Finished the regular season as the Big 12's leader in rushing yards, attempts and yards per game... His 247 attempts were 2nd in school history, while his 1,265 yards ranked 4th in school history and 2nd among juniors... in Tied for first in the Big 12 and 6th in school history with 5 100-yard rushing games... Was 6th in the Big 12 in all-purpose yards per game (128.9)... His 1,547 all-purpose yards are tied for the 11th most in school history... He also finished the regular season 12th in the league in total offense per game (109.6), the most by a non-QB... Completed the regular season 22nd nationally in rushing yards per game and 10th in rushing attempts...JUCO: A four-star prospect by Rivals.com and the No. 35 junior college prospect in the nation... Also a three-star prospect by Scout.com... Rated as the No. 8 JUCO prospect in the state of Mississippi by the Sun Herald... Rushed for over 500 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman and helped lead Northwest to a division championship... Accounted for 618 yards and six touchdowns last season on 103 carries... Also threw for 450 yards and two scores... A JUCO All-American.
Arthur Brown heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Ravens' picks: Round 2/56 - Arthur Brown, LB, 6-0, 241, Kansas State...Brown has drawn comparisons to a young Ray Lewis because of his lack of ideal size, speed and emotional, relentless style of play. The Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year figures to immediately start at one of the inside linebacker spots in the Ravens' 3-4 scheme. - The Sports Xchange
Braden Wilson heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Chiefs' picks: Round 6/204 - Braden Wilson, FB, 6-2, 218, Kansas State...Reid thought Wilson was the best blocking fullback in this year's draft class. That's pretty much all he did at K-State, touching the ball just 39 times in 51 games for the Wildcats. - The Sports Xchange
Chris Harper heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Seahawks' picks: Round 4/123 - Chris Harper, WR, 6-1, 233, Kansas State...A big receiver with strong hands who has been compared with Anquan Boldin. Harper was a former quarterback turned receiver. - The Sports Xchange
Ian Campbell heading into rSr season: 2007: 12 GP; 12 GS; 21 Sol-45 TT, 11 TFL, 4.5 SK, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 3 QBH, 4 FR, 1 FF; Named a first team All-Big 12 linebacker by the league's coaches and second team All-Big 12 linebacker by the Associated Press, the Kansas City Star and the Waco Tribune-Herald… Currently ranks sixth all-time at K-State with 16 career sacks… Tied for third in school history with seven fumble recoveries… Started all 12 games at either end or linebacker… Recorded 45 tackles, including a team-best 11 tackles for loss… Led the Big 12 with four fumble recoveries, which also was one shy of the school record…2006: 13 GP; 13 GS; 42 Sol-67 TT, 17.5 TFL, 11.5 SK, 4 PBU, 3 QBH, 3 FR, 1 FF; One of five Wildcats to start all 13 games... Earned consensus first team All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches, The Associated Press, Kansas City Star, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News... Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year by the Houston Chronicle... Semi-finalist for the Hendricks Award... Honorable metion All-American by CNN/SI.com... Finished third on the team in total tackles with 67 and led the Wildcats in both tackles for losses (17.5) and sacks (11.5)... Tackle total ranked No. 1 among all Big 12 defensive linemen... Led the Big 12 and ranked 18th nationally in tackles for losses... Earned a scholarship following spring drills...2005: 1 GP; 0 GS; 1 Sol-7 TT, 1 TFL, 1 BLK; Appeared in 10-of-11 games... Totaled seven tackles... Earned team's Purple Pride award as the top walk-on, displaying quality play, leadership and work ethic...2004: Redshirted... Brother, Jared Jarragin, was a two-year starter at Wyoming.
Jeffrey Fitzgerald heading into rSr season: 2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2008: Sat out the 2008 season after transferring from Virginia, reportedly due to academics. 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 33 Sol-73 TT, 11.5 TFL, 7 SK, 2 INT, 4 PBU, 4 QBH, 1 FR, 2 FF. 2006: 12 GP; 12 GS; 39 Sol-64 TT, 12 TFL, 5 SK, 2 INT, 3 PBU, 14 QBH, 2 FR, 1 FF; Named unanimous freshman All-American … started all 12 games opposite Chris Long … averaged 5.3 tackles per game, tops in the nation among freshmen linemen and 18th among all freshmen defensive players … led the team with six sacks and ranked third nationally among rookies … shared the team lead with 12 tackles for loss … presented Uva's Bill Dudley Award as the team's outstanding first-year player … First-team Freshman All-America by Scripps/Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Rivals.com … ACC All-Freshman by The Sporting News … received the Bill Dudley Award as Uva's most outstanding first-year player (team award) … named the Rock Weir Award winner for the defense as the most improved player during spring drills. 2005: Was in uniform for eight games, including the final five, but did not have any appearances and was redshirted. Personal: Older brother, Justin, was a wide receiver at Ohio University.
*Bryce Brown heading into rSo season: COULD SURPRISE: Running back Bryce Brown: Brown was the best running back in the country coming out of high school, but played in just 14 college games. If the Eagles can keep the kid focused, they could have something special here. - The Sports Xchange...A closer look at the Eagles' picks: Round 7/229 - Bryce Brown, RB, 6-0, 223, Kansas State...Brown had a troubled college career, transferring from Tennessee after one year, then quitting the Kansas State team three games into last season. But he ran a 4.37 forty at his Pro Day and the Eagles figure they've got nothing to lose taking him this late. - The Sports Xchange
Tysyn Hartman heading into rSr season: 2010: Played in all 13 games, starting 12... Totaled 86 tackles, second-best on the team ... Also had two interceptions, one pass break-up, and one forced fumble on the year... Blocked an extra point at Colorado... Voted a team captain by his teammates. 2009: Earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches... Named a midseason All-Big 12 performer by Phil Steele... Finished fourth on the team in tackles with 54… Intercepted five passes on the season, also broke up six passes… Finished the regular season tied for second in the Big 12 and 19th nationally in interceptions. 2008: Former backup quarterback who moved to the secondary prior to the Louisiana game… Appeared in all 12 games, starting the final eight… Finished the season with 49 total tackles, 32 solo… Also converted first downs on three fake punts. 2007: Redshirted. Personal: Father, Kerry Henderson, played running back at Texas Southern and briefly with the N.Y. Jets.
Jeron Mastrud heading into Sr season: 2008: 12 GP; 12 GS; Rec: 38-435-11.4-2; KR: 2-13-6.5-0; 1 Sol-1 TT; Finished second on the team in catches (38) and third in yards (435)... An Academic All-Big, All-District and All-America selection. 2007: 12 GP; 9 GS; Rec: 30-316-10.5-0; Finished season as team’s fourth-leading receiver with 30 catches for 316 yards. 2006: 12 GP; 8 GS; Rec: 17-235-13.8-0; Started eight games as one of the top true freshmen tight ends in the nation... One of nine true freshmen to play and one of four to start a game during 2006 for the Wildcats.
Carson Coffman heading into rSr season: 2009: An intelligent quarterback who started the season for K-State, finishing 14-of-27 for 182 yards and a career-high 2 touchdowns against UMass... Came off the bench at Texas Tech to go 11-for-16 for 131 yards, including a long of 52... Voted a player rep and team captain by his teammates...2008: Saw the most action of his career against North Texas, going 9-for-18 for 74 yards... Completed 25 passes on 41 attempts and one touchdown for the season...2007: Appeared in four games on the season in a reserve role... Was 3-for-5 passing for 22 yards on the season with a long of 12 yards... Completed his first career pass against Missouri State... His eight-yard completion to Jordy Nelson against Baylor gave the wide receiver the K-State record for catches in a season...2006: Redshirted.
Brandon Banks heading into Sr season: 2008: 12 GP; 9 GS; Rush: 7-126-18-1; Rec: 67-1049-15.7-9; PR: 5-58-11.6-0 KR: 18-498-27.7-1; 2 Sol-2 TT; Selected as the Offensive Newcomer of the Year for the Big 12... Selected to the All-Big 12 Honorable Mention team (PR/KR/WR)... Ranked 19th in the nation and 5th in the Big 12 in receiving yards... Also 15th nationally and second in the Big 12 with a kickoff-return average of 28.0 yards... Led the team in receptions (67), receiving yards (1049) and receiving touchdowns (9). JC: Earned First Team All-America honors from JC Gridwire as an all-purpose player/wide receiver... Also named a PrepStar JUCO All-American... Helped lead Bakersfield College to a No. 1 national ranking, a 12-1 record on the season ... Set two of BC's single-season receiving records in catches and receiving yards with 93 receptions for 1,397 yards... His 15 touchdowns also set a school record... With 107 catches over his two-year career, Banks is also the all-time leader at BC in pass receptions... Also known as a dangerous kick returner, Banks returned 16 punts for 177 yards, an average of 11.1 per return, and nine kickoffs for an average of 19 yards a return... Caught six passes for 198 yards and four touchdowns against Mount San Antonio in the state championship game.
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