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58 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Trent Tanking

In which BracketCat counts down the 58th day until kickoff with a profile of linebacker Trent Tanking.


#58 Trent Tanking
Redshirt Freshman
6-2 | 220
Holton, Kan.


Position: Linebacker

Previous College: None

Projection: Second-String

Status: Preferred Walk-On

Trenton Andrew Tanking (b. Nov. 19, 1994) is a very promising young walk-on linebacker who redshirted in 2013 and started for the white team in the spring game, suggesting that he will be a second-teamer this fall.

Tanking played at Holton High School under former Kansas State linebacker Brooks Barta. He was named the Kansas 4A Defensive Player of the Year, and to The Topeka Capital-Journal and Top 11 teams.

He led the Wildcats to a 2012 Kansas 4A State Championship, and was a first-team All-Kansas 4A performer at linebacker as a senior by and The Topeka Capital-Journal.

Tanking was chosen to play in the 2013 Kansas Shrine Bowl; named an all-league performer at linebacker as a sophomore, junior and senior; and an honorable-mention All-Kansas 4A pick at linebacker in 2010 and 2011.

A three-time all-county selection at linebacker, Tanking helped Holton to earn three consecutive league titles.

He also was a three-year letterman for the Wildcat basketball team, and an all-league and all-county pick at guard as a junior. He earned a 4.0 GPA, graduated summa cum laude and also was a FBLA Regional Champion.