Kansas State Wildcat Jordan Willis Is Destined For NFL Stardom
Kansas State star defensive end Jordan Willis will soon be playing on Sundays.
After he leads the Wildcats against A&M in the Texas Bowl this month Kansas State’s Jordan Willis will get to play in the 68th Annual Reese’s Senior Bowl, held on January 28, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.
Willis, the 2016 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and an All-American by multiple outlets, will be the seventh Wildcat to play in the game since 2012, according to a media release from Kansas State.
Kansas State head football coach Bill Snyder knew what he was doing when he recruited the three-year letter winner for Kansas City’s Rockhurst High School to come to Manhattan.
Here are just a few items that sets Willis apart from the pack.
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He collected has 26.0 career sacks to rank third in school history, while his 39.5 career Tackles For Loss rank ninth in K-State history and mark the first time a Wildcat has cracked the top 10 since 2001.
Entering his final game as a Wildcat, Willis has recorded a sack in 11 of the last 16 games dating back to his junior year and a TFL in 14 of the last 16.
He is also a team captain for the 2016 Wildcats.
Each of the last two years, a former K-State player who participated in the premier college scouting event has been a high draft pick: Tyler Lockett – a third-round pick in 2015 by the Seattle Seahawks – and Cody Whitehair – a second-round selection in 2016 by the Chicago Bears.
Kansas State fans will miss this 6’5” mountain of a man next season. You have one final chance to see him lead the Wildcat Defense on December 30 in Houston.