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39 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Austin Katsorelos

In which BracketCat counts down the 39th day until kickoff with a profile of fullback Austin Katsorelos.


#39 Austin Katsorelos
Redshirt Junior
6-1 | 229
Leawood, Kan.


Position: Fullback

Previous College: None

Projection: Third-String

Status: Walk-On

Austin Katsorelos (b. July 13, 1993) lettered two years at Blue Valley High School under head coach Eric Driskell.

Katsorelos led the Tigers to a league and district championship in 2011, and he was named a second-team all-league tight end. He had 11 receptions for 152 yards and four touchdowns as a senior.

He caught 11 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns as a junior in 2010, and was selected to play in the 2012 Blue-Grey National All-Star Classic at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. He also played baseball.

Now Katsorelos is a walk-on fullback at K-State. He redshirted in 2012, and did not see any game action in 2014 or 2015. Zach Nemechek and Adam Weber graduated, so now he'll back up Glenn Gronkowski and Winston Dimel.