#14 Curry Sexton
Position: Wide Receiver
Previous College: None
Status: On Scholarship
Curry Patrick Sexton (b. Aug. 16, 1991) is a good athlete who who turned into a solid No. 3 option at wide receiver in 2013, when he made seven starts. With Tramaine Thompson graduating, he needs to move up to No. 2 for us.
Sexton will compete for more starts as a senior while also being a major contributor on special teams. He was voted a player representative for the 2014 season. He grayshirted in 2010, but did not redshirt in 2011.
Tyler Lockett had all the press that season, but he wasn't the only true freshman to burn his redshirt and contribute immediately. It just took Sexton a little longer to make a big impact on the field. But all he needed was a chance.
That chance came with Lockett's lacerated kidney and prematurely ended season in the Oklahoma State game.
We needed a playmaker to step up and replace him, and Sexton delivered immediately. His breakout game came against Texas A&M with two catches for 33 yards. Both of them were absolutely critical third-down conversions.
Sexton then saw action in 11 games in 2012 as both a reserve wide receiver and on special teams. He earned starts in the season opener against Missouri State and at Iowa State, and he also made four special teams tackles.
Sexton made one catch for 20 yards against Missouri State before hauling in his first career touchdown reception, a 27-yarder against Miami. Then he came back with two catches against North Texas.
He also caught one pass for 9 yards against Oklahoma State and another for 8 yards at TCU.
In 2013, Sexton broke through as a starter in three-wide sets and played in all 13 games, finishing second on the team with 39 receptions for 446 yards. Surprisingly, he was the only Wildcat to have a reception in all 13 games.
Sexton set career highs against West Virginia in catches (6), yards (112) and long catch (32). He also made an absolutely crucial 28-yard reception on the final drive against TCU to help to set up the game-winning field goal.
He tied for third on the team with six special teams tackles. Sexton also earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors in all three seasons in which he has played.
A four-year letter-winner at Abilene High School under head coach Jeff Geist, Sexton was rated the 14th-best prospect in the state of Kansas by Rivals.com in 2009 when he signed with Kansas State.
He was named a first-team All-Kansas 4A defensive back by The Topeka Capital-Journal, The Wichita Eagle and the Kansas Football Coaches Association as a senior, so his success at the Big 12 level should be no surprise.
Sexton also earned All-North Central Kansas League honors as a quarterback and defensive back in 2009.
He totaled more than 2,500 rushing yards, 1,500 receiving yards and 300 tackles during his high school career.
Sexton was selected to play in the 2010 Kansas Shine Bowl after he led Abilene to two league championships.