Veteran tackle who is a strong pass blocker with a large wingspan... A returning starter who will help anchor the offensive line in 2011... Voted a captain by his teammates.
2010:Was injured during the spring of 2010 and came back to start his first game of the season against Nebraska, which began a string of seven straight starts... Started eight games during the year... Also saw action against Iowa State, UCF and North Texas... Helped the Wildcat rushing attack gain 200.0 yards per game, which ranked second in the Big 12, 20th nationally and 11th in school history.
2009:Started each game at right tackle in 2009, helping the Wildcat rushing attack gain 179.9 yards per game, the 3rd most in the Big 12.
2008: Appeared in three games during redshirt freshman campaign... Helped lead the Wildcats to a fourth place ranking in the Big 12 in fewest sacks allowed.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Raymore-Peculiar High School, perhaps the top high school program in the state of Missouri... Helped lead Ray-Pec to Class 5 state titles in 2004, 2005 and 2006... A first team all-state selection as both a junior and senior by the Missouri Coaches Association, the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association and the Kansas City Star... Also earned All-Metro honors from the Kansas City Star as a junior and senior and was a three-time all-conference and all-district performer (2004-05-06)... Served as a captain for the Panthers during his senior season... Anchored an offense that averaged 365 yards and 41 points per game during the past three seasons... Blocked for former Wildcat quarterback Carson Coffman during the 2004 and 2005 seasons at Ray-Pec... Coached by Tom Kruse... Also lettered twice in basketball and once in track & field.
PERSONAL: Clyde Aufner was born July 23, 1988, in Kansas City, Mo... Parents are Clyde Aufner and Tina Alyea... Has one sister... Majoring in engineering... Earned the nickname "The Diesel" as a prep for the way he mowed down opponents... Selected K-State over interest from Michigan State, Kansas, Missouri and Colorado State.