K-State picks Jones as starting running back

Charles Jones (24) has risen to the top of the Wildcats' depth chart.

Mark J. Rebilas / USA TODAY Sports

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The three running backs who returned for No. 20 Kansas State this season had run for fewer than 50 yards, so to say the competition was wide open this offseason would be an understatement.

When things shook out, Charles Jones had risen to the head of the depth chart.

Jones wound up beating Jarvis Leverett Jr. and DeMarcus Robinson for the starting nod, and incoming freshman Dalvin Warmack was unable to break through during fall camp.

Snyder said this week that the competition isn't over, though. Much could change between the Wildcats' season opener Saturday against Stephen F. Austin and next week's game at Iowa State.

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