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K-State has seen 76 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 30 Kansans have received all-conference honors from either the league’s coaches or the Associated Press since 1990, while a total of 21 Kansans have earned All-America recognition.

Included in that group are three Big 12 Defensive Players of the Year in linebackers Mark Simoneau and Arthur Brown as well as defensive back Terence Newman; three Academic All-Americans in defensive backs Jon McGraw and Tysyn Hartman as well as offensive lineman Ryan Lilja; a Thorpe Award winner (Newman); a Butkus Award semifinalist (Simoneau); a Bednarik Award semifinalist (Brown); a Biletnikoff Award finalist (Jordy Nelson); a Groza Award runner-up (Jamie Rheem) and semifinalist (Anthony Cantele); a Lott IMPACT Trophy finalist (Brown); and a Burlsworth Trophy semifinalist (B.J. Finney).

  • Brooks Barta, LB (Smith Center)
    1991 First Team All-Big 8
  • Monty Beisel, DL (Douglass)
    2000 First Team All-Big 12
  • Arthur Brown (Wichita) 
    2011 and 2012 First Team All-Big 12
    2011 Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year
    2012 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year
  • Travis Brown (Overland Park)
    2002 Third Team All-Big 12
  • Ian Campbell (Cimarron)
    2006 First Team All-Big 12
    2007 First Team All-Big 12
    2008 Second Team All-Big 12 
  • Anthony Cantele (Wichita)
    2012 Second Team All-Big 12
  • Lamar Chapman, DB (Liberal)
    1997 Second Team All-Big 12
    1998 First Team All-Big 12
    1999 First Team All-Big 12 
  • B.J. Finney, OL (Andale)
    2011 Second Team All-Big 12
    2012 First Team All-Big 12
    2013 First Team All-Big 12 
  • Chris Harper, WR (Wichita)
    2012 Second Team All-Big 12
  • Tysyn Hartman, DB (Wichita)
    2011 Second 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 
  • Ryan Mueller, DE (Leawood)
    2013 First 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 Second Team All-Big 12
    1998 Second Team All-Big 12
  • Tim Reyer, P (Wamego)
    2007 First Team All-Big 12
  • Jamie Rheem, PK (Wichita)
    1999 First Team All-Big 12
    2000 First Team All-Big 12
  • Joe Rheem, PK (Wichita)
    2003 Third Team All-Big 12
  • Mark Simoneau, LB (Smith Center)
    1997 First Team All-Big 12 
    1998 Second Team All-Big 12
    1999 First Team All-Big 12
  • Darren Sproles, RB (Olathe)
    2002 Second Team All-Big 12 
    2003 First Team All-Big 12
    2004 First Team All-Big 12
  • Nick Stringer, OL (Topeka)
    2009 First Team All-Big 12 
  • Travis Tannahill, TE (Overland Park)
    2012 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 
  • Cody Whitehair, OL (Abilene)
    2013 Second Team All-Big 12
  • Nyle Wiren, DE (Wichita)
    1994 First Team All-Big 8
    1996 First Team All-Big 12 
  • Ty Zimmerman, DB (Junction City)
    2010 Second Team All-Big 12
    2012 First Team All-Big 12
    2013 First Team All-Big 12
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