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94 DAYS TO 2017 KICKOFF: C.J. Reese

In which BracketCat counts down the 94th day until the 2017 kickoff with a profile of defensive end C.J. Reese.

#94 C.J. Reese
C.J. Reese saw his first extensive game action last season, despite not appearing on the depth chart at any point. He was a bit quiet statistically, but this will be his season to show growth, hopefully.

#94 C.J. Reese

Redshirt Junior | 6-1 | 260 lbs. | San Antonio, Texas
C.J. Reese
C.J. Reese
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive End
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Third-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

C.J. Reese (b. May 26, 1996) is a tough defender who saw his first career action as a sophomore after moving from defensive tackle to defensive end. He redshirted in 2014 and did not see any game action in 2015.

After starting for the White defense in the last three spring games, Reese will compete for more playing time along the defensive front in 2017. He played in seven games last year, including six of the final eight regular-season contests, and he recorded his first career tackle against Florida Atlantic, while also knocking down a pass against Kansas.

Reese was one of K-State’s earlier commitments in the class of 2014. Although a two-star prospect on Rivals, Reese had heavy interest from Colorado, Nevada and SMU.

A three-year letter-winner for James Madison High School under head coach Jim Streety, Reese helped to lead the Mavericks to a combined 31-13 record during his three-year prep career, with state semifinal appearances during both his sophomore and senior campaigns.

Reese earned second-team All-District 26-5A honors as both a junior and senior; was rated the nation's 44th-best defensive tackle by Scout.com, and was selected to play in the San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game.