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#81 Kaeson Risner
Position: Tight End
Previous College: None
Kaeson Risner is a walk-on tight end who is the brother of starting offensive lineman Dalton Risner. Kaeson is extremely likely to redshirt this season. He selected the Wildcats over Wyoming late in the recruiting process.
Risner played quarterback for the Wiggins High School Tigers under his father, head coach Mitch Risner. Coaches' sons usually tend to develop into heady players who can gain command of Bill Snyder's offensive alignments.
During his high school career, Risner flourished as the quarterback. He threw for 3,659 yards and 38 touchdowns while rushing for 1,028 yards and 13 scores. You can watch Risner's high school highlights here and here.
Risner was selected multiple times as an all-conference player and received all-state honors from the Colorado High School Activities Association. He also tallied 129 tackles, seven interceptions and one fumble recovery.
Mitch Risner says Kansas State has a solid plan to also help with the move to tight end for his son.
"What (Kansas State) really likes about Kaeson is that he is a big body athlete," Mitch told The Fort Morgan Times.
"They are going to start him as an H-back and use him in motion sets to leverage his long arms and long body. As he grows and matures, they will then put him in that true tight end spot with his hand in the dirt."