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45 DAYS TO 2016 KICKOFF: David Tullis

In which BracketCat counts down the 45th day until the 2016 kickoff with a profile of long snapper David Tullis.

Marquel Bryant has exhausted his eligibility and graduated. Now his No. 45 will go to incoming long snapper David Tullis.
Marquel Bryant has exhausted his eligibility and graduated. Now his No. 45 will go to incoming long snapper David Tullis.
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#45 David Tullis
True Junior
6-0 | 197
Derby, Kan.

Bio

Position: Long Snapper

Previous College: Butler Community College

Projection: Second-String

Status: Walk-On

David James Tullis (b. Jan. 19, 1996) is a walk-on long snapper who enrolled this spring after two years at a junior college. He snapped for White in the spring game over Dalton Harman, suggesting Tullis will back up Drew Scott.

Tullis lettered two years at Derby High School under head coach Brandon Clark, who himself lettered three years at K-State (1998, 2000, 2001). He helped the Panthers to earn a 12-1 record and a state championship as a senior.

He earned second-team all-league and honorable mention All-State honors at safety, a position he also played at the JUCO level. He also played baseball, helping Derby to place fourth in the state championship in 2013.

Tullis then played two seasons at Butler Community College under head coaches Troy Morrell and Tim Schaffner.

He helped the Grizzlies to earn a combined 17-5 record in 2014 and 2015, including a 9-2 mark and a conference championship as a sophomore.

Tullis continues a JUCO pipeline that includes such recent contributors as Dylan Schellenberg, Chaquil Reed, Reed Bergstrom, Luke Hayes and Byron Pringle.