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77 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Boston Stiverson

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In which BracketCat counts down the 77th day until kickoff with a profile of offensive lineman Boston Stiverson.

Four out of five of K-State's starting offensive linemen return in 2015, but all eyes will be on senior Boston Stiverson to see how he bounces back from a broken foot suffered in the Alamo Bowl.
Four out of five of K-State's starting offensive linemen return in 2015, but all eyes will be on senior Boston Stiverson to see how he bounces back from a broken foot suffered in the Alamo Bowl.
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BostonStiverson

#77 Boston Stiverson
Redshirt Senior
6-4 | 312
Andover, Kan.

Bio

Position: Offensive Line

Previous College: None

Projection: Starter

Status: On Scholarship

Boston Stiverson (b. Oct. 8, 1992) is a very talented offensive lineman who has played in 29 games over the last three seasons, including starts in every game of 2014. He was voted as a player representative for 2015.

He will look to retain his starting position as a senior if he's not plagued by foot injuries for the fourth straight year.

Stiverson started all 13 games at left guard last season, earning honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches. However, he left the Alamo Bowl early with a broken foot and thus missed spring practices.

He helped K-State to tally 30 rushing touchdowns — the 10th most in school history — while the Wildcat offense ranked in the top 25 nationally in nine categories, including top-20 marks in team passing efficiency (11th), red zone offense (14th) and passing offense (16th).

Stiverson saw action in nine games in 2012, earning starts against Baylor and Texas, and he played in each of the final seven games in 2013, with starts in the final four contests. But injuries derailed his debut in both seasons.

Had he not been injured, all reports are that Stiverson would have locked down the right guard position as a starter in both years after redshirting in 2011. It is to be hoped that he can do so again for his final season.

Stiverson prepped under head coach Tom Audley at Andover Central High School, earning first-team All-Kansas 5A honors by KansasVarsity.com, and was named to the Kansas Football Coaches Association All-Kansas 5A team.

He was named to PrepStar magazine's All-Midlands Region team; earned all-league honors on both offense and defense, while he was the league's defensive MVP; and recorded 40 tackles (11 solo, 29 assisted) with 1.5 sacks.

Stiverson also had one interception, two pass deflections and one forced fumble in his career, and was selected to play in the Kansas Shrine Bowl after his senior year. He is quite athletic and nimble for such a very big man.