Marching on in our countdown to the Friday night game against North Dakota State University on August 30, day 63 is to devoted to an integral yet oft-overlooked player on every team – the longsnapper. And for the Wildcats, that position is filled by #63 Marcus Heit.
Heit is a senior from Derby, Kansas where he was a two-year letterwinner for the football team and a three-year winner in track, where he threw javelin and discuss. He played both offensive line and linebacker in high schoolAfter redshirting his first year in 2009 he filled a role on the scout steam in 2010. He assumed the starting role as a redshirt sophomore, and played in 12 of the teams 13 games. He had 128 snaps in 2011, and did not miss a single snap. He played in 12 games last season as well, although his stats are not available.
The Sports Xchange ranks Heit as the ninth best longsnapper draft prospect entering the 2013 season, and was tremendously reliable for Anthony Cantele and Ryan Doerr last year. An engineering student, this is another great Kansas product that continues to help the Wildcats defy expectations from pundits that claim talent can’t be found in the state to allow K-State to compete on the national level.
To work backwards in the countdown please visit day #64, where we look at the PATs Heit helped make possible.