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1 DAY TO 2016 KICKOFF: Logan Stoddard

In which BracketCat counts down the last day until the 2016 kickoff with a profile of defensive tackle Logan Stoddard.

K-State really hasn't had a prominent defensive lineman wear No. 97 since Melvin Williams. I'm not sure Logan Stoddard will reach that level of prominence.
K-State really hasn't had a prominent defensive lineman wear No. 97 since Melvin Williams. I'm not sure Logan Stoddard will reach that level of prominence.
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#97 Logan Stoddard
Redshirt Sophomore
5-11 | 254
Wamego, Kan.

Bio

Position: Defensive Tackle

Previous College: Highland Community College

Projection: Scout Team

Status: Walk-On

Logan Charles Stoddard (b. June 11, 1996) is a walk-on defensive tackle from Highland Community College.

A four-year letter-winner at linebacker for Wamego High School under head coaches John Scoggins and Dale Burkholder, Stoddard picked up all-state honors from The Wichita Eagle and The Topeka Capital-Journal as a senior in 2013, in addition to earning all-league and all-area honors as a junior and senior for the Red Raiders.

He also was a four-year letter-winner in baseball and powerlifting, earning consecutive league championships and all-league honors as a catcher in baseball, while he was the Kansas 4A state runner up in powerlifting as a senior.

After redshirting in 2014, Stoddard played in 10 games during the 2015 season for the Scotties under head coach Aaron Arnold. He came away with 34 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery.

Stoddard also had a season-high seven tackles in the season finale at Dodge City, bettering his previous season high of six stops at Iowa Central (ICCC). He had a season-high 1.5 TFLs at ICCC and a sack against Coffeyville.

Stoddard's stepmother, April, is an accountant for K-State Athletics. Watch her stepson's many highlights here.