Burns Named AP All-American

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State senior kick returner Morgan Burns picked up his fourth All-America designation of the postseason as he was named a Second Team All-American as an all-purpose player by the Associated Press, the organization announced Sunday. It marks the fifth-straight season a Wildcat has been named an All-American by the AP.
 
Burns has also been named a First Team All-American by USA TODAY Sports and CBSSports.com in the past week, while he was an honorable mention pick by Sports Illustrated.
 
Burns is the national leader in kickoff-return touchdowns with four – including three in over the final four games – to tie the school and Big 12 records. His current 33.8-yard average ranks second nationally and third in K-State history.
 
The 2015 Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year, Burns set a school record with 221 kickoff-return yards this season at Texas Tech – a game that featured a 93-yard touchdown – and he also occupies the second spot on the list with 201 yards on only three returns the win over West Virginia.
 
Kansas State won its final three games to become bowl eligible for the 19th time in school history and 17th time under Hall of Fame head coach Bill Snyder as the Wildcats will face Arkansas in the 2016 AutoZone Liberty Bowl on January 2, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. The game will kick off at 2:20 p.m., and will be shown to a national audience on ESPN. The game can also be heard across the K-State Sports Network and on ESPN Radio.
 
Tickets for the game are available now at the K-State Online Ticket Office and through the K-State Athletics Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum or via phone at 1-800-221-CATS. Fans are strongly encouraged to order through K-State’s official allotment to ensure that all Wildcat fans are seated in the official K-State sections of the stadium.
 
The K-State Alumni Association will also provide official travel packages to the bowl game. Visit the Alumni Association’s official bowl travel page – www.k-statesportstours.com – for travel package information.