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23 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Collin Sexton

In which BracketCat counts down the 23rd day until kickoff with a profile of wide receiver Collin Sexton.

Even though Curry graduated, there's still a Sexton on the team this season: his brother, Collin (23).
Even though Curry graduated, there's still a Sexton on the team this season: his brother, Collin (23).
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#23 Collin Sexton
Redshirt Junior
5-11 | 184
Abilene, Kan.


Position: Wide Receiver

Previous College: None

Projection: Third-String

Status: Walk-On

Collin David Sexton (b. Oct. 18, 1993) is an in-state walk-on wide receiver who shined on special teams as a sophomore. He will continue to play on special teams while battling for more playing time at wide receiver.

He also is the younger brother of recently graduated wide receiver Curry Sexton. Although Collin is a walk-on, he's pretty acclaimed and athletic in his own right, which one would expect given his bloodlines.

Collin redshirted in 2012 and did not see any game action in 2013, but he appeared in every game last season, serving as the primary holder on all field-goal and extra-point attempts, while also providing kick coverage.

He made six special-teams tackles, all coming on kickoff coverage, and was on the Academic All-Big 12 first team.

The younger Sexton lettered three years at Abilene High School under head coach Jeff Geist, helping to lead the Cowboys to a 10-1 record in 2011 and a spot in the Kansas Class 4A playoffs.

He earned all-conference and Class 4A All-State honors on both offense and defense during his junior and senior seasons, and set the school's single-season and career records for receptions, receiving yards, and TD catches.

Collin hauled in 51 catches for 924 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, including a pair of seven-catch, 135-yard efforts. He opened his senior campaign with a season-best three receiving touchdowns.

He also rushed 14 times for 104 yards, and excelled on defense, as well — he carded 129 tackles and picked off eight passes, including three in a game against Marysville. He was chosen to play in the 2012 Kansas Shrine Bowl.

He caught 23 passes for 501 yards and five touchdowns as a junior. He lettered four years in basketball and track.