Weber Nominated for AFCA Good Works Team

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State senior wide receiver Stanton Weber was one of an all-time high 197 nominees for the 2015 Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works team, the organization has announced.

Touted as the “most esteemed off the field honor in college football,” the AFCA Good Works team has recognized college football players from across the country who exemplify a superior commitment to community service and volunteerism.

Weber’s inclusion on the list marks the seventh for the Wildcats in the last eight years. Tyler Lockett was a two-time nominee in 2013 and 2014, while former quarterback Collin Klein was named to the team at season’s end in 2012.

A native of Overland Park, Kansas, Weber has been a special teams standout each of the last three years and was named one of five captains for the upcoming season. He has 12 career special teams tackles, including eight last year to rank third on the team.

Off the field, the two-time First Team Academic All-Big 12 recipient has volunteered for numerous community-service activities, including: Cats in the Classroom (helping out at local elementary schools), Senior Cats (Visiting local retirement centers) and the K-State Special Olympics clinic. He has also been a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in which he was the chair of the 2014-15 Powercat Choice Awards. He is also SAAC President Elect for 2015-16.

Weber, along with co-captains Dante Barnett, Morgan Burns and Cody Whitehair in addition to head coach Bill Snyder, will travel to 2015 Big 12 Football Media Days on Monday at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Log on to www.k-statesports.com and follow the official K-State Athletics Twitter handle, @kstatesports, for full coverage. The two-day event will also be televised live from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m., nationally on FOX Sports 2 and on FOX Sports Regional Networks, including FOX Sports Midwest and FOX Sports Kansas City.

A very limited number of tickets remain for the 2015 season as K-State is closing in on another season sellout, which would run its consecutive streak of filling Bill Snyder Family Stadium to 27 straight games.
 
Fewer than 600 reserved tickets remain for the West Virginia game, 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.

The Wildcats open their 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.