A former walk-on linebacker who was a major factor on multiple special teams units in 2014... Will continue to provide special teams support while competing for playing time at linebacker.
2014: Played in all 13 games, recording nine tackles... Ranked fifth on the team with seven special teams tackles, all coming on kickoff coverage... Carded a career-high two tackles – both coming behind the line of scrimmage – against Oklahoma State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Holton High under head coach Brooks Barta, a former Kansas State linebacker... Named the Kansas 4A Defensive Player of the Year and to the Topeka Capital-Journal and VarsityKansas.com Top-11 teams... Led the Wildcats to a 2012 Kansas 4A State Championship... A First Team All-Kansas 4A performer at linebacker as a senior by VarsityKansas.com and the Topeka Capital-Journal... Chosen to play in the 2013 Kansas Shrine Bowl... Named an all-league performer at linebacker as a sophomore, junior and senior... An honorable-mention All-Kansas 4A pick at linebacker in 2010 and 2011... A three-time all-county selection at linebacker... Helped Holton earn three-consecutive league titles... Also a three-year letterman for the Wildcat basketball team... An all-league and all-county pick at guard as a junior... Earned a 4.0 GPA as he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was also a FBLA Regional Champion.
PERSONAL: Trenton Andrew Tanking was born November 19, 1994, in Topeka, Kansas... Son of Andrew and Karla Tanking... Has three siblings, Trey, Shay and Saydee... Majoring in accounting.