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In which BracketCat counts down the 71st day until kickoff with a profile of offensive lineman Jeb Drost.


Jeb Drost
True Freshman
6-5 | 300
St. Joseph, Mo.


Position: Offensive Line

Previous College: None

Projection: Redshirt

Status: Preferred Walk-On

Jeb Drost is a preferred walk-on offensive lineman who plans to major in engineering. He chose K-State over a walk-on offer at Iowa, as well as interest from Northern Illinois, Missouri Western and Northwest Missouri State.

Drost played for the Central High School Indians under head coach Jeff Wallace and earned all-city honors in 2013.

Blame family ties for Drost's eventual choice to sign with the Wildcats: His father, Jeff, played collegiately at Iowa from 1983 to 1986 under then-Hawkeyes offensive coordinator Bill Snyder. Watch the son's highlights here.

Injuries had a lot to do with why Drost, who is almost certain to redshirt, did not attract more Division I attention, according to this article in The St. Joseph News-Press:

The 6-foot-5, 300 pound lineman — who runs a 5.5 40-yard dash — has picked up more interest as the season progressed.

This is also the first time the senior has been healthy since joining varsity as a sophomore.

In 2011, Drost broke his hand, and last year, he tore cartilage in his knee, which needed surgery and caused him to miss five games. Another injury cropped up this season for Drost, but he has played through it.

During the City Jamboree in late August, Drost sustained an injury to his wrist in what is described as a skateboarding-type injury which happens when someone falls and uses their hands to brace the fall.

On a block, Drost injured his right wrist when falling into a pile after a rushing attempt.