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60 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Will Geary

In which BracketCat counts down the 60th day until kickoff with a profile of defensive lineman Will Geary.


#60 Will Geary
Redshirt Freshman
6-0 | 290
Topeka, Kan.


Position: Defensive Line

Previous College: None

Projection: Second-String

Status: Preferred Walk-On

Will Michael Geary (b. Sept. 12, 1995) has the potential to be a huge steal for us as a walk-on defensive tackle who has been with the team since last summer. A lot of people think he will end up doing great things for the Wildcats.

Geary redshirted in 2013 even though many thought he could have played significant snaps. He earned the program's Overachiever Award as the top freshman in strength and conditioning.

By all accounts, Geary is set to claim a role as a primary backup to the nose tackle position and should be part of our four-man regular rotation in the fall. It sounds like he pretty much ran off Chris Brown in earning that spot, too.

A 2012 All-City League first-team pick at defensive lineman for Topeka High School, Geary was named to The Topeka Capital-Journal and 2012 Top 11 teams. You can read more about him here.

He also was picked as an All-State 6A first-team offensive lineman by the Capital-Journal and, and was named the Kansas Class 6A Defensive Player of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year in Topeka.

Geary, who was selected to play in the 2013 Kansas Shrine Bowl, was the back-to-back 6A state wrestling champion in the 285-pound class. He also won a national heavyweight wrestling crown.

The defending 6A state powerlifting champion, Geary also participated in baseball, as well as track and field.

One poster said Geary led last year's defensive line in 40 time and squatted 660 pounds, also tops for the defensive line. He's been described as a Tank Reese-type of player, which would be just fine with me.

I love Geary's makeup and it seems like wrestlers always make really good football players for us.

Oh, and now for the icing on the cake: Geary hails from a seriously Jayhawk family and his grandfather is a legendary poster on the message board. Ol' "badair" is none too happy with Charlie Weis, either.

The poor man has had to buy K-State gear and will be forced to pay attention to our games now. Oh, the horror!