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3 DAYS TO 2016 KICKOFF: Dalvin Warmack

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In which BracketCat counts down the third day until the 2016 kickoff with a profile of running back Dalvin Warmack.

Dalvin Warmack showed a select few flashes of brilliance last season. If he follows in the footsteps of his role model, Darren Sproles, then 2016 will be a huge breakout season for him.
Dalvin Warmack showed a select few flashes of brilliance last season. If he follows in the footsteps of his role model, Darren Sproles, then 2016 will be a huge breakout season for him.
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#3 Dalvin Warmack
Redshirt Sophomore
5-8 | 187
Blue Springs, Mo.

Bio

Position: Running Back

Previous College: None

Projection: Third-String

Status: On Scholarship

Dalvin Dashawn Warmack (b. Nov. 14, 1995) is a shifty and elusive running back who showed exciting flashes, but little consistency, throughout the 2015 season. He will battle for starting duties at running back as a sophomore.

Warmack committed to Kansas State over offers from Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma State and Toledo. He was one of the top high school backs nationally in the class of 2014 and a prep teammate of Elijah Lee.

Warmack redshirted in 2014, but earned K-State’s Red Raider Award as the top contributor on the scout squad.

Last season, Warmack saw action in nine games, rushing for 64 yards on 12 carries, including a career-high 40 yards at UTSA that featured a career-long run of 22 yards.

He also rushed for 16 yards on four attempts at Kansas and 8 yards on two carries against Arkansas in the 2016 AutoZone Liberty Bowl; caught two passes for 27 yards against the Razorbacks; served some time on special teams, returning two kickoffs for a 17-yard average; and earned second-team Academic All-Big 12 accolades.

The first commit of K-State's 2014 recruiting class, Warmack was a two-time Simone Award winner as the top prep football player in the Kansas City metro area while playing for Blue Springs High School.

He is the only two-time recipient of the award in its 31-year history and was only the second junior to win it. He also was named the 11th best all-purpose back nationally, and rushed for 2,223 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior.

The list of recent Simone Award winners includes such notable K-Staters as Josh Freeman, Maurice Mack, and one of Warmack's idols and role models, Darren Sproles.

Warmack earned Missouri Class 6 Offensive Player of the Year honors from the Missouri Football Coaches Association (MFCA) in 2013, and was the Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year in both 2012 and 2013.

Named a first-team all-state player by MFCA and the Missouri media in both 2012 and 2013, Warmack also was selected to the American Family Insurance All-USA Missouri Team as both a junior and a senior.

A two-time Kansas City Star All-Metro team honoree, Warmack was rated the ninth-best player in the state by Rivals.com after he hauled in three touchdown receptions to help to lead Blue Springs to the Missouri Class 6 state championship for the second straight season in 2013.

Warmack totaled 2,300 yards and 45 total touchdowns, including 40 rushing scores, as a junior and was selected to play in the Blue-Grey North-South All-American Bowl in Tampa, Fla. He maxed at 490 pounds on the squat rack.