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81 DAYS TO 2016 KICKOFF: Nick Lenners

In which BracketCat counts down the 81st day until the 2016 kickoff with a profile of tight end Nick Lenners.

Kyle Klein finally has graduated after, like, a 10-year college career. Enter an equally tough and physical replacement in Nick Lenners.
Kyle Klein finally has graduated after, like, a 10-year college career. Enter an equally tough and physical replacement in Nick Lenners.
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Nick Lenners
True Freshman
6-4 | 235
Lincoln, Neb.

Bio

Position: Tight End

Previous College: None

Projection: Redshirt

Status: On Scholarship

Nicholas Renken Lenners (b. June 30, 1997) is a rugged tight end prospect we plucked from the enemy's capital.

Saved from a lifetime of corn and Big Ten football, he instead will redshirt and develop as K-State's next tight end.

Lenners wore No. 88 in high school, but I am projecting him instead to wear Kyle Klein's vacated No. 81.

A three-year letter-winner for Lincoln High School Southwest under head coach Mark King, Lenners was rated the fourth-best player in the state of Nebraska by Rivals.com and ESPN, while the latter ranked him No. 26 nationally among all tight ends in the class of 2016.

Lenners also earned first-team Super State and first-team Class A All-State honors from The Lincoln Journal-Star, and he was named to The Omaha World Herald’s Super Six team, recognizing him as one of the top six prep players in Nebraska, prior to the 2015 season.

That year, he caught 18 passes for 357 yards and three touchdowns for the Silver Hawks as a senior while recording 40 tackles, including 13 for loss. He also caught six passes for 60 yards and a touchdown in addition to recording 71 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks as a junior.

Lenners was selected to the USA Today Sports/American Family Insurance All-USA Nebraska Team as a senior.

He was a two-year Lincoln Journal-Star All-City team member; a two-year academic all-state and three-year academic all-conference selection; a two-year letter-winner in track and field; a one-year letter-winner in basketball.

In addition to projecting well as a blocker, Lenners also displays pretty good hands. See his highlights for more: