Yamon Figurs added to Hula Bowl Roster

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State senior wide receiver Yamon Figurs has been selected to play in the 2007 Hula Bowl and will play for the West squad in the annual collegiate all-star game, according to the official rosters released by bowl officials.

A first team All-Big 12 pick by the league’s coaches and one of the nation’s top return men, Figurs will wear jersey No. 3 in the game, which will be played on Sunday, Jan. 14, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, and televised live by ESPN beginning at 7:35 p.m. (CST).

Figurs posted the fourth-best punt return average in school history during 2006 and finished the season ranked No. 5 nationally in punt return average (14.7 ypr). He also hauled in 28 receptions for 418 yards and tied for the team lead in touchdowns scored with seven (3 receiving/2 rushing/2 punt returns).

Figurs is the 11th Wildcat to be named to a Hula Bowl roster since 2000.

YAMON FIGURS CAREER STATISTICS

Receiving     G   Rec    Yds   TD    Lg    Avg/C    Avg/G
2004         11    31    483    2    51     15.6     43.9
2005         11    14    243    1    52     17.4     22.1
2006         12    28    418    3    68     14.9     34.8
TOTAL        34    73   1144    6    68     15.7     33.6

Rushing       G   Att    Yds   TD    Lg    Avg/C    Avg/G
2004         11    2       8    0    11      4.0      0.7
2005         11    0       0    0     0      0.0      0.0
2006         12    3      71    2    38     23.7      5.9
TOTAL        34    5      79    2    38     15.8      2.3

Punt Returns  G    No    Yds   TD    Lg    Avg/R    Avg/G
2004         11    19    138    0    54      7.3     12.5
2005         11     7    92     0    35     13.1      8.4
2006         12    22    323    2    81     14.7     26.9
TOTAL        34    48    553    2    81     11.5     16.3

Kickoff Returns  G    No    Yds    TD    Lg    Avg/R
2004            11     0      0     0     0      0.0
2005            11    12    296     1    98     24.7
2006            12     9    203     0    41     22.6
TOTAL           34    21    499     1    98     23.8