K-State defensive end Kyle Ball is a finalist for the prestigious Piesman Trophy this year, and he’s only a sophomore!
The Piesman Trophy is a college football award honoring the most outstanding play with the ball by an offensive or defensive lineman. Finalists for the award were revealed Sunday morning.
VOTING FOR THE 2017 PIESMAN TROPHY IS NOW OPEN. https://t.co/OYzlTBYGyC— Piesman Trophy (@piesmantrophy) November 26, 2017
In the fourth quarter of K-State’s victory against Central Arkansas on Sept. 2, senior Brogan Barry forced a fumble by UCA’s Hayden Hildebrand on a delayed corner blitz. Ball scooped up the fumble at the K-State 24-yard-line and ran it back 55 yards to the UCA 21-yard line, tight-roping the sideline for part of the way.
In the fourth quarter of the Kansas State Wildcats’ win Sept. 2 against Central Arkansas, Ball scooped up a fumble at the 24-yard line and ran it back 55 yards to the other 21-yard line, tight-roping the sideline for part of the way. Unfortunately most of the yardage was lost on a penalty for an illegal block on the return, but it was still a sight to see.
Ball seems like a longshot to win the Piesman, since he didn’t score on the play, but you can still vote for him here.