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  Ian Campbell

70K-State has
seen 70 players
from the state
of Kansas go on
to play
professionally.
 

Sunflower State talent has been a big part of Kansas State’s emergence on the college football scene. No fewer than 27 Kansans have received all-conference honors from either the league’s coaches or the Associated Press since 1990, while a total of 19 Kansans have earned All-America recognition. Included in that group are a pair of Big 12 Defensive Players of the Year in linebacker Mark Simoneau and defensive back Terence Newman, two Academic All-Americans in defensive back Jon McGraw and offensive lineman Ryan Lilja, a Thorpe Award winner (Newman), a Butkus Award semifinalist (Simoneau), a Biletnikoff Award finalist (Jordy Nelson) and a Groza Award runnerup (Jamie Rheem).

  • Brooks Barta, LB (Smith Center)
    1991 First Team All-Big 8
  • Monty Beisel, DL (Douglass)
    2000 First Team All-Big 12
  • Travis Brown (Overland Park)
    2002 Third Team All-Big 12
  • Ian Campbell (Cimarron)
    2006, 2007 First Team All-Big 12
    2008 Second Team All-Big 12
  • Lamar Chapman, DB (Liberal)
    1997 Second Team All-Big 12
    1998, 1999 First Team All-Big 12
  • Ryan Lilja, OL (Lake Quivira)
    2003 Second Team All-Big 12
  • Jon McGraw, DB (Manhattan)
    2001 Third Team All-Big 12
  • Justin Montgomery, DL (Smith Center)
    2003 Second Team All-Big 12
  • Jordy Nelson, WR (Riley)
    2007 First Team All-Big 12
  • Terence Newman, DB (Salina)
    • 2001 Second Team All-Big 12
    • 2002 First Team All-Big 12
 
  • Travis Ochs, LB (Overland Park)
    1996 Third Team All-Big 12
    1997, 1998 Second Team All-Big 12
  • Tim Reyer, P (Wamego)
    2007 First Team All-Big 12
  • Jamie Rheem, PK (Wichita)
    1999, 2000 First Team All-Big 12
  • Joe Rheem, PK (Wichita)
    2003 Third Team All-Big 12
  • Mark Simoneau, LB (Smith Center)
    1997, 1999 First Team All-Big 12
    1998 Second Team All-Big 12
  • Darren Sproles, RB (Olathe)
    2002 Second Team All-Big 12
    • 2003, 2004 First Team All-Big 12
  • Nick Stringer, OL (Topeka)
    2009 First Team All-Big 12
  • Rashad Washington, DB (Wichita)
    2003 Second Team All-Big 12
  • Marcus Watts, DB (Hays)
    2006 Second Team All-Big 12
  • Wade Weibert, OL (Hillsboro)
    2010 Second Team All-Big 12
  • Nyle Wiren, DE (Wichita)
    1994 First Team All-Big 8
    1996 First Team All-Big 12