Kansas State has had seven former walk-ons who have played in the NFL, including current Green Bay Packer wide receiver Jordy Nelson.
Head Coach Bill Snyder has always maintained a strong reputation for evaluating and developing talent and K-State’s rich walk-on tradition and the success of those student-athletes solidifies that claim. Over the years, K-State has seen a large number of student-athletes from the state of Kansas and from across the country head to K-State as a walk-on and later flourish in the program and on to the NFL.
One of the biggest success stories of K-State's walk-on program is Jordy Nelson, who entered the program in 2003 as a defensive back, later transitioned to a consensus All-American wide receiver, went on to become a second-round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers and won a Super Bowl championship in 2010.
Most recently, Ian Campbell arrived at K-State as a walk-on and left five years later as a three-time All-Big 12 performer. Current senior captain B.J. Finney walked on in 2010 and has earned three All-Big 12 honors during his redshirt freshman, sophomore and junior campaigns. Another current senior, Randall Evans, has started 17 career games.
Ian Campbell, DE Three-Time All-Big 12 Performer
Rock Cartwright, RB Played 11 seasons in the NFL
Joe Bob Clements, DE Two-Year Starter
Daniel Gonzalez, WR
Andrew Erker, DB
Randall Evans, DB Two-Year Starter
B.J. Finney, OL Three-Time All-Big 12 Performer 2011 Freshman All-American
D.J. Fulhage, P
Rashad Harrell, DB
Stephen Harrison, DB
Alex Hrebec, LB 2008 Freshman All-American
Jon McGraw, DB 2001 All-Big 12 Performer Played 10 Seasons in the NFL
Jarard Milo, DB
Ryan Mueller, DE 2013 Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year 2013 Second Team All-American
Jordy Nelson, WR 2007 Consensus First Team All-American Current Green Bay Packer
Marcus Perry, LB Four-time Academic All-Big 12 (2004-08)
William Powell, KR 2010 All-American
Tim Reyer, P 2007 All-Big 12
Logan Robinson, OL Three-time Academic All-Big 12 (2005-07)
Jonathan Truman, LB
Blake Seiler, DE Three-time Academic All-Big 12 (2004-06) Current K-State Assistant Coach
Jeff Snodgrass, PK 2006 All-Big 12
Sean Snyder, P 1992 Consensus All-American Current K-State Associate Head Coach