Darren Howard is the best defensive lineman to go through the Kansas State program. He recorded 29.5 career sacks which is the school record. In his last two seasons with the Wildcats, he recorded 11 sacks in 1997 and 10.5 sacks in 1998. Howard went on to be selected in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints.
Jordan Willis played at Kansas State under Bill Snyder from 2013 to 2017. He recorded 74 solo tackles, 113 total tackles, and 25.5 career sacks, just four shy of the career sacks record held by Howard. Will won the 2016 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Award and went on to be drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Hawaii native transferred from Snow College to come and play under Bill Snyder. After coming to Kansas State, Fatefehi had 128 total tackles and 12 career sacks. He went on to be drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in 2001 and played in the NFL for 3 years.
Nyle Wiren holds the single-season sacks record at Kansas State with 11.5 sacks in 1996. As one of Snyder's first great pass rushers, Wiren was a problem for any opposing quarterback. Wiren also had four career interceptions and 154.5 total tackles.