92 MINUS 40 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Matt Seiwert

When I think of what Matt Seiwert can turn into as a defensive tackle, a player such as Oklahoma State's Christian Littlehead (72) comes to mind. - Brett Deering

In which BracketCat counts down the 52nd day until kickoff with a profile of defensive lineman Matt Seiwert.

MattSeiwert

#92 Matt Seiwert
True Freshman
6-3 | 289
Conway Springs, Kan.

Bio

Position: Defensive Line

Previous College: None

Projection: Redshirt

Status: On Scholarship

Matt Seiwert (b. Sept. 5, 1993) is a defensive line prospect from the 2012 class who grayshirted last season and joined the team in time for spring practice. He is the brother of former K-State walk-on tight end Darrin Seiwert.

He started for the White defense in the spring game at defensive tackle, alongside fellow freshman Demonte Hood, and accumulated one assisted tackle.

Seiwert made The Topeka Capital-Journal's Top 11 and was also an all-class pick. He was a 2011 MaxPreps All-American, and a first-team All-Central Plains League pick on offense and defense.

Seiwert, who also was named co-defensive MVP for the Central Plains League, helped Conway Springs to win the 2011 Class 3A State championship with four assisted tackles, one for a loss, and a fumble recovery.

He led Conway Springs to a combined 38-4 record and two state titles in three seasons, and also earned all-league and all-state honors in basketball and javelin (187 feet).

Seiwert is a gifted athlete who projects well as a defensive tackle in several years, but at 289 pounds, he might need to do a little more eating this season to get closer to his target weight.

We have a long history of grayshirt players bypassing their redshirt and playing as true freshmen, so it wouldn't surprise me overly much if he played this year, but we're deep enough at defensive tackle that I think he redshirts.

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