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  Rock Cartwright

3Kansas State currently has three former walk-ons playing in the National Football League: Rock Cartwright, Jon McGraw and 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. In fact, K-State currently has three former walk-ons playing in the National Football League in Jordy Nelson, Jon McGraw and Rock Cartwright.

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. Also, senior linebacker and team captain Alex Hrebec earned Freshman All-America honors in 2008 after coming on to the scene as a walk-on, while William Powell led the nation in kick returns last season.

  • Ian Campbell, DE - Three-time All-Big 12
  • Rock Cartwright, RB - Oakland Raiders
  • Joe Bob Clements, DE - Two-year starter and current assistant coach
  • Daniel Gonzalez, WR
  • Andrew Erker, DB
  • D.J. Fulhage, P
  • Rashad Harrell, DB
  • Stephen Harrison, DB
  • Alex Hrebec, LB - 2008 Freshman All-American
  • Jon McGraw, DB - 2001 All-Big 12; Kansas City Chiefs
 
  • Jordy Nelson, WR - 2007 All-Big 12, All-American; Green Bay Packers
  • Marcus Perry, LB - Four-time Academic All-Big 12 (2004-08)
  • William Powell, KR - All-American KR (2010)
  • Tim Reyer, P - 2007 All-Big 12
  • Logan Robinson, OL - Three-time Academic All-Big 12 (2005-07)
  • Blake Seiler, DE - Three-time Academic All-Big 12 (2004-06)
  • Jeff Snodgrass, K - 2006 All-Big 12
  • Sean Snyder, P - 1992 Consensus All-American
  • Marcus Watts, DB - Two-time All-Big 12 (2005-06)
  • Keithen Valentine, RB