Kansas State Football Preseason Player Honors


Its preseason college football magazine season and we’re happy to announce several Kansas State Wildcats have been honored by multiple publications.

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Kansas State seniors Dante Barnett and Cody Whitehair each earned All-Big 12 honors in preseason publications from Athlon, Lindy’s, Sporting News, and Phil Steele. According to k-statesports.com, “Whitehair was also named a Preseason All-American by Athlon, while Lindy’s named him the eighth-best offensive tackle in the nation. Lindy’s also touted Barnett as the fourth-best safety in the country entering 2015.”

Dante Barnett earned 2014 Second Team All-Big 12 honors. He started all 13 games for Kansas State, finishing second in tackles and took home Big 12 player of the week honors following a huge game against the Texas Longhorns in week 9.

Cody Whitehair was also named to the All-Big 12 Second Team in 2014 but also took home All-Big 12 academic honors and finished on the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award watch lists. Whitehair comes into 2015 as a top 10 NFL draft prospect at the guard position who will further improve his stock with another huge season for Kansas State.

An article posted at k-statesports.com lists all the Kansas State players who have received preseason honors:

"Dante Barnett — First Team All-Big 12 (Athlon, Lindy’s), Second Team All-Big 12 (Phil Steele), All-Big 12 (Sporting News), Fourth best safety in the nation (Lindy’s)Travis Britz — Second Team All-Big 12 (Athlon), Fourth Team All-Big 12 (Phil Steele)Morgan Burns — Second Team All-Big 12 [kr] (Athlon, Phil Steele)Glenn Gronkowski — First Team All-Big 12 (Phil Steele), Second Team All-Big 12 (Lindy’s), Ninth-best NFL talent in the Big 12 (Lindy’s)Dominique Heath — Fourth Team All-Big 12 [pr] (Phil Steele)Elijah Lee — Third Team All-Big 12 (Athlon, Phil Steele)Matthew McCrane — Second Team All-Big 12 (Phil Steele), Third Team All-Big 12 (Athlon)Danzel McDaniel — Second Team All-Big 12 (Athlon, Lindy’s), Third Team All-Big 12 (Phil Steele)Boston Stiverson — Second Team All-Big 12 (Athlon), Third Team All-Big 12 (Phil Steele)Cody Whitehair — Third Team All-American (Athlon), First Team All-Big 12 (Athlon, Lindy’s), Second Team All-Big 12 (Phil Steele), All-Big 12 (Sporting News), Eighth-best offensive tackle in the nation (Lindy’s)"