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#96 John Sua
True Senior
6-0 | 290
Santa Maria, Calif.


Position: Defensive Line

Previous College: Allan Hancock College

Projection: Starter

Status: On Scholarship

John M. Sua (b. Dec. 18, 1990) saw meager playing time last season after transferring into K-State late in the summer. But he resided in an "OR" position with Javonta Boyd all season on the depth chart.

Lining up at nose tackle opposite Vai Lutui in the spring game, Sua acquitted himself well and has a commanding lead for the starter's position for the time being. Bill Snyder has been effusive in his praise for Sua thus far.

But with potential impact transfers such as Hakeem Akinola arriving this summer and vying for playing time, Sua will have his hands full keeping his position.

Another important development is that Sua has earned a scholarship. Walk-ons who work their way up to starting status, especially seniors, usually do as a reward for their tenacity.