#29 Angelo Pease
Position: Multiple Positions
Previous College: Hutchinson Community College
Projection: Playing Time
Status: On Scholarship
Angelo Pease (b. Aug. 12, 1991) is the quintessential jack-of-all-trades kind of player. He originally signed with K-State in 2009, failed to qualify and stayed true to that commitment through two excellent seasons at Hutchinson.
Pease did a little of everything for the Blue Dragons, playing quarterback, Wildcat back, running back and even a little wide receiver. He's listed as a running back on our roster, but could play any of those positions or even on defense.
He rushed 155 times for 834 yards (5.4 yards per carry) and nine touchdowns in 2010, including an 83-yard TD run.
Pease also was 12 of 26 for 281 yards, six touchdowns, zero interceptions and a pass efficiency of 213.1. And he caught 10 passes for 71 yards. He's been clocked between 4.5 and 4.55 in the 40-yard dash, so he's plenty fast.
Until I hear more about how we intend to use him, I can't really put Pease in the three-deep ahead of our more established skill position players at quarterback, running back and wide receiver. But he's going to play a lot.
Pease's greatest strength, though, might be his ability as a kick returner, and that's where he might make the most immediate impact for K-State. He returned eight kicks last year for a whopping 151 yards, or 18.9 yards per return.
All told, Pease accounted for 1,115 yards on 181 touches in 2010, an average of 101.4 yards of offense, which included an eye-popping 228 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 16 carries in a single game last season. Wow.
Fun fact: Pease's high school mascot? The Syrupmakers, which is just about the coolest team name ever.