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7 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Hunter Knoblauch

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In which BracketCat counts down the seventh day until kickoff with a profile of defensive back Hunter Knoblauch.

Kip Daily was the last K-State defensive back to wear No. 7. Now it will be inherited by Hunter Knoblauch.
Kip Daily was the last K-State defensive back to wear No. 7. Now it will be inherited by Hunter Knoblauch.
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Goal No. 7: GREAT EFFORT.

HunterKnoblauch

#49 Hunter Knoblauch
True Freshman
5-11 | 171
Andale, Kan.

Bio

Position: Defensive Back

Previous College: None

Projection: Redshirt

Status: Preferred Walk-On

Hunter Wayne Knoblauch (b. July 24, 1996) is a preferred walk-on free safety from Andale High School, the alma mater of recently graduated center B.J. Finney.

Knoblauch was a three-year starter for the Indians under head coach Gary O’Hair, including during his senior season, when Andale went 13-0 and won a state championship.

He finished his career with 117 tackles and seven interceptions, helping Andale to go 33-3 during that span, and also recorded 3,832 rushing yards in his career. He lettered all four years in basketball, earning all-state honors.

Named one of the top 11 players in the state of Kansas and to the All-Class 4A-II team by The Wichita Eagle, Knoblauch also was an all-metro selection by the Eagle and an all-state selection by The Topeka Capital-Journal.