Snyder Names Blake Seiler to Football Staff
Jan. 18, 2013
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Former K-State defensive end Blake Seiler, who has spent the past two years as a graduate assistant, has been promoted to assistant coach and will tutor the Wildcats’ defensive ends, head coach Bill Snyder has announced.
A letterman at K-State from 2004-06, Seiler spent the past two seasons as the defensive graduate assistant for Snyder where he assisted the defensive coaching staff in breaking down film and running the scout team. Prior to his term as a defensive graduate assistant, Seiler served as an office assistant.
As a player, Seiler was a former walk-on who transferred to K-State from Oklahoma State where he was a member of the Cowboy wrestling squad. The Goddard, Kan., product earned First Team Academic All-Big 12 honors during his final three years in Manhattan while becoming one of the biggest contributors on defense. As a senior in 2006, Seiler made 21 tackles, including a career-best four sacks. He registered at least one tackle in 11-of-13 games and had multiple stops six times as he helped the Wildcats earn a trip to the 2006 Texas Bowl.
During an 11-game 2005 season, Seiler carded a career-best 34 tackles, including a season-high seven against Texas A&M. That season, Seiler won honored with the program’s Nancy Bennett Award, representing fight, spirit and a positive nature.
Seiler graduated from Kansas State in 2006 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He also holds a master’s degree from Wichita State.