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.

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)