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Bill Snyder has been a constant to the Kansas State football program, from 1989 through 2005, and again from 2009 to the present. But within that constant have come 16 others that have formed the foundation of the K-State football family, and the life beyond those years of eligibility.

The 16 goals form the foundation for success, and create the work ethic and discipline that goes with them. With players and coaches from all backgrounds, having a single set of core values unifies them under one vision. If each adheres to the goals as individuals, then team success will follow.

Snyder believes the 16 goals are not only critical to success on the field, but also in everyday life. Once someone has dedicated themselves to doing things the right way, their chance of success in any field is dramatically increased.

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COMMITMENT.

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I   To common goals and to being successful.

 LB Tre Walker proved his commitment by gaining 20lbs in the offseason, rewarded by being named midseason All-Big 12

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UNSELFISHNESS.

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I   There is no "I" in TEAM.

 Freshman All American BJ Finney and the WIldcat offensive line led K-State to 193.7 rushing yards per game in 2011

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UNITY.

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I   Come together as never before.

 Picked to finish 8th in the Big 12, K-State came together to win 10 games and earn a bid to the 2012 Cotton Bowl

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IMPROVE.

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I   Everyday... as a player, person, and student.

 Despite rushing for a Big 12 and FBS QB record 27 touchdowns in 2011, Collin Klein is still working to improve for 2012.

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BE TOUGH.

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I   Mentally and physically.

 Sophomore RB John Hubert's impressive 2011 saw him finish seventh in the Big 12 in rushing with 970 yards

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SELF-DISCIPLINE.

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I   Do it right, don't accept less.

 Junior DB Nigel Malone led the Big 12 in INTs, earning Walter Camp All-American and 1st Team All-Big 12 honors

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GREAT EFFORT.

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 

 Junior LB Arthur Brown was named 1st Team All-Big 12
as well as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.

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ENTHUSIASM.

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  

 Fans packed Snyder Family Stadium all season long in 2011, ranking 4th in school history in attendance per game.

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ELIMINATE MISTAKES.

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I   Don't beat yourself.

 A 2nd Team All-Big 12 selection in 2011, Meshak Williams tied for sixth in the Big 12 Conference in quarterback sacks.

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NEVER GIVE UP.

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 

 K-State won an FBS record 8 games by 7 points or less, including 6 wins when tied or trailing in the second half.

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DON'T ACCEPT LOSING.

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I   If you do so one time, it will be easy to do so for the rest of your life.

 K-State LB Tre Walker tackles Miami (FL) QB Jacory Harris one yard short of the winning touchdown on 4th & goal.

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NO SELF-LIMITATIONS.

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I   Expect more of yourself.

Junior WR Tramaine Thompson and the rest of K-State's talented receivers maximized opportunities in 2011

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EXPECT TO WIN.

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I   And truly believe we will.

 Returning 17 starters from the 2011 season, including WR Chris Harper, K-State expects big things in 2012.

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CONSISTENCY.

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I   Your very, very best every time.

 Junior placekicker Anthony Cantele was named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week three times in 2011

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LEADERSHIP.

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I   Everyone can set the example.

 2011 National and Big 12 Coach of the Year Bill Snyder ranks 11th nationally in wins among active FBS head coaches

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RESPONSIBILITY.

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I   You are responsible for your own performance.

 Freshman WR Tyler Lockett was named a 1st Team All-America KR, leading the nation in kick return average.