Ken Ochs Courage Award
Ken Ochs was a 6-foot, 208-pound long shot to make the K-State football team in 1966. The La Crosse, Kan., native made the K-State team but suffered a leg injury during that spring's drills. After his leg didn't respond to treatment, it was discovered that Ochs had a malignant bone tumor. His leg was amputated six inches above the knee.
Ochs returned to K-State and earned his degree in the spring of 1969. By then, he was a manager for the football team, and the program had named an honor for personal courage in his name. Ken Ochs died of cancer Oct. 3, 1969.