K-State leads the nation in current football players with degrees

Posted August 29, 2019

There will be lots of K-State alumni in the stands at the first football game of the season this Saturday — and there will be quite a few alumni on the field, as well.

The National Football Foundation recently announced its list of all current football student-athletes who have earned their diplomas, and no other team in America will have more graduates dressed out than the Wildcats.

According to K-State Athletics, a total of 21 Wildcats have already graduated from K-State, a figure that ties SMU for the most of any football program in the country. The next closest Big 12 institution on the list is Baylor, which has 14 graduates.

“Our football team is comprised of some outstanding young men, and these 21 graduates certainly are an integral part of our leadership group,” said head coach Chris Klieman. “With so many student-athletes across the nation electing to transfer or seeking other opportunities, this accomplishment speaks volumes to their commitment to our program and success, and that is something we are very proud of.”

The K-State Alumni Association is proud of all the alumni representing the university this year on the football field, and we wish them luck in the first game of the season. Go ’Cats!

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