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12 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Logan Ortiz


#12 Logan Ortiz
Redshirt Junior
5-10 | 187
Leavenworth, Kan.


Position: Punter

Previous Colleges: Butler County Community College; Texas A&M University

Projection: Second-String

Status: Walk-On

Logan Angel Ortiz (b. Sept. 23, 1989) is a military brat, born in Germany, who's followed a bit of a winding path.

He played two seasons at Butler County, where he was a first-team All-American at both kicker and punter his sophomore year.

Ortiz averaged 41.8 yards per punt, had a long punt of 61 yards, was 16 for 20 on field goals, had a long field goal of 47 yards and was 41 of 42 on extra points. He also was all-conference and all-region as a freshman.

That was impressive enough for him to earn a full-ride scholarship at Texas A&M for the 2010 season. Unsurprisingly, though, he left the strange, cultish Aggies before the season started and transferred closer to home at K-State.

Since he did not suit up in 2010, he was able to bypass the conference rule about sitting out two seasons due to transfer, but he had to walk on and sit out one season per NCAA mandate. He really must have disliked Texas A&M.

Can you blame him, though? Anyhow, the dog worshippers' loss is our gain. We get a scholarship-caliber punter to back up Ryan Doerr (and perhaps succeed him next year) at no cost to our scholarship allotment. Thanks, Aggies!