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17 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Cole Bachamp


#17 Cole Bachamp
Redshirt Senior
5-11 | 182
Manhattan, Kan.


Position: Wide Receiver

Previous College: Butler County Community College

Projection: Third-String

Status: Preferred Walk-On

Cole Bachamp (b. July 29, 1988) is vying with Ed Brown and Zach McFall for the honor of K-State's best walk-on wide receiver. You might think that isn't a battle worth paying attention to, but Jordy Nelson taught me otherwise.

The highlights of Bachamp's career are recording a catch in the UCLA game in 2009, starting in the Missouri game in 2010 and catching a 23-yard pass against Baylor that same year.

He did not catch any passes in the spring game, which would seem to suggest some sort of injury, given the number of unfamiliar wide receivers who did see playing time in that glorified scrimmage.

The lingering uncertainty over his status — as well as the return of Brodrick Smith and Tramaine Thompson, whose respective injuries opened the door for Bachamp to see playing time in the first place — is why I have him third-string.