Barnett Adds to Preseason Honors

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State senior defensive back Dante Barnett added to his preseason accolades Wednesday by being named to the watch list for the 2015 Wuerffel Trophy, the Fort Walton Beach (FL) All Sports Association announced. The Wuerffel Trophy, known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service,” named 80 players to its preseason watch list, including nine from the Big 12.

Barnett, a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been named to the watch lists for the Bednarik and Thorpe awards in addition to the Nagurski Trophy over the past two weeks.

One of five captains for the 2015 season, Barnett recorded 77 tackles as a junior, including four tackles for loss, to go along with three interceptions and 11 total passes defended. He picked up Second Team All-Big 12 honors from the league’s coaches in addition to all-conference accolades from ESPN and Phil Steele.

Off the field, Barnett has volunteered for many community-service activities, including Cats in the Classroom (volunteer at local elementary schools), Senior Cats (spending time at local retirement homes) and Adopt-a-Family during the holiday season.

A very limited number of tickets remain for the 2015 season as K-State is closing in on another season sellout, which would run their consecutive streak of filling Bill Snyder Family Stadium to 27 straight games.

Fewer than 600 reserved tickets remain for the West Virginia contest, while scattered singles and standing-room-only (NE hill) remain for all other home games. Only scattered singles remain for the Baylor game (No SRO available) due to Fort Riley Day activities.

Fans can purchase tickets by contacting the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at www.k-statesports.com/tickets or 1-800-221-CATS. Visiting teams will have opportunities to return unused tickets up to a month prior to their visit. Stay tuned to www.kstatesports.com for information regarding returned ticket availability. All returned tickets will be sold at the full public rate and season ticket wait list accounts will have first opportunity to purchase.

K-State opens its 120th season of football on Saturday, September 5, by hosting South Dakota. The game, which is slated for a 6:10 p.m., kickoff, will be shown world-wide on K-StateHD.TV beginning at 5:30 p.m., with the K-State Gameday preview show.

Kansas State launched the new K-StateSports.com on July 1, a digital partnership with SportsLabs. Fans will need to re-subscribe to K-StateHD.TV as a new account and can do so now at www.k-statesports.com. Currently, fans can take advantage of a limited time special offer and sign up for an annual subscription at 50 percent off of the full $99.95 rate.