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 Green Bay and helped the Packers win the Super Bowl during the 2010 season.
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. A senior in 2014, B.J. Finney walked on in 2010 and became just one of three players in school history to earn four all-conference honors. Three senior in 2014 on the defensive side of the ball, Randall Evans, Ryan Mueller and Jonathan Truman, each earned All-Big 12 honors and were multi-year starters.
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
Kody Cook, WR
Daniel Gonzalez, WR
Andrew Erker, DB
Randall Evans, DB 2014 All-Big 12 Three-Year Starter
B.J. Finney, OL 2014 All-American 2014 Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year Four-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
Matt Kleinsorge, OL
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 2013-14 All-Big 12
Jordy Nelson, WR 2007 Consensus First Team All-American Current Green Bay Packer
Ian Patterson, PK
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)
Dylan Schelleberg, DB Two-Year Starter
Jonathan Truman, LB 2014 All-Big 12 Two-Year Starter
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