Greatest NFL Careers in Kansas State history

There have been several players to go through the Kansas State football program who went on to play in the NFL. Here is my ranking of the best Kansas State football players in the NFL.

Oct 6, 2007; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats wide receiver (27) Jordy Nelson scores a touchdown against Kansas.
Oct 6, 2007; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats wide receiver (27) Jordy Nelson scores a touchdown against Kansas. / John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
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. . Larry Brown. Larry Brown. Kansas State Wildcats. player. 463. Washington Redskins. . RB

Larry Brown was not one of the best running backs to ever play at Kansas State. He played two seasons with the Wildcats from 1966 to 1967. Brown was an eighth-round pick in the 1968 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins that no one thought would do a lot in the NFL.

In the NFL, Brown surprised everyone. He was up for Rookie of the Year and Offensive Rookie of the Year in his first season in the NFL. Brown then went on to lead league the league in rushing yards and yards per game in just his second season. In 1972, the Dodge City native won the NFL MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, was a first-team All-Pro and was voted to the Pro Bowl.

Brown retired in 1976 after just eight seasons in the NFL and spent his entire career with the Redskins. He ended his career with 5,875 rushing yards, 35 rushing touchdowns, 2,485 receiving yards, and 20 receiving touchdowns.