Mastrud Named to Community of Champion Squad

MANHATTAN, Kan. The Big 12 Conference, in conjunction with Chick-fil-A, has announced the Fall Community of Champions and tight end Jeron Mastrud has been selected as Kansas State’s representative on the squad.


Mastrud, who was also a nominee for the AFCA Good Works Team, has been an active part in the community since his arrival as a freshman in 2006. The Beaverton, Ore., native has been a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and has volunteered his time in various community service programs such as Read and Achieve, Walkin' With a Wildcat mentoring program, the Special Olympics Sports Clinic and Adopt an Angel.


On the field, Mastrud is currently the third-leading receiver for the Wildcats this season with 26 catches for 268 yards and one touchdown, while he has played in 31 career games for the Wildcats, including earning 24 starts.


During the fall, winter and spring terms, one student-athlete from each institution will be honored based on the following criteria:

Academics: An academic standard of a 3.00 grade point average or higher must be maintained.

Community Service: The designated student-athlete should be involved with at least one community service program. The program(s) could be a student organization on campus or within the athletics department.

Leadership/Sportsmanship: The student-athlete should demonstrate leadership and sportsmanship on and off the field.


The institution of the student-athletes’ on this list will be awarded $3,000 each year from Chick-fil-A for their efforts.