Whitehair to Play in Reese’s Senior Bowl

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State senior offensive lineman Cody Whitehair is one of 93 players nationally – including 13 from the Big 12 – that have accepted invitations to play in the 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl, the most highly regarded collegiate all-star game, at the end of this month.

The game, which showcases up to 110 of the top seniors and fourth-year junior graduates in the nation in its annual game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, will be played on Saturday, January 30, following a week’s-worth of practice. Kickoff is slated for 1:30 p.m., and the game will be televised nationally on NFL Network.

A four-time All-Big 12 performer and two-year team captain, Whitehair played in 52 career games with 51 starts, including the final 26 of his career at left tackle. Whitehair, who was an honorable mention selection for the 2015 Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year award, was on the watch lists for the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Awards each of the last two seasons.

Whitehair helped K-State earn a 34-18 record over the last two seasons and was a starter on the Wildcats’ 2012 Big 12 Championship team as a redshirt freshman. He excelled in both run and pass blocking throughout his career as he helped paved the way for Collin Klein’s school-record 56 career rushing touchdowns and protect Jake Waters, who set the school’s single-single marks for passing yards (3,501) and total offensive yards (3,985) in 2014.