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77 DAYS TO 2017 KICKOFF: Nick Kaltmayer

In which BracketCat counts down the 77th day until the 2017 kickoff with a profile of offensive lineman Nick Kaltmayer.

#77 Boston Stiverson
Nick Kaltmayer will be stepping into Boston Stiverson’s considerably sized shoes as a guard/tackle prospect and his No. 77.
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#77 Nick Kaltmayer

Redshirt Sophomore | 6-7 | 280 lbs. | Edwardsville, Illinois
Nick Kaltmayer
Nick Kaltmayer
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Offensive Line
  • Previous College: Western Illinois University
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Nicholas David Kaltmayer (b. June 13, 1997) is an offensive lineman who redshirted last season after transferring to K-State from Western Illinois, which competes in the Football Championship Subdivision’s Missouri Valley Conference.

He started at left tackle for the White team in the 2017 spring game, so I currently project him as the primary backup there to Scott Frantz.

Kaltmayer played under head coach Matt Martin for Edwardsville High School, where he earned first-team All-Southwestern Conference honors following his senior year, while he was a second-team honoree as a junior.

He also picked up first-team All-St. Louis Metro Area accolades, was an Academic All-State performer, and lettered in basketball and track and field.

His No. 1 sports highlight for the Tigers was playing East St. Louis his junior year, when they scored a touchdown in the last minute, went for two and got it on the longest play of his career.

Kaltmayer played in six of the final seven games of the 2015 season as a true freshman at Western Illinois, including a start at eventual five-time national champion North Dakota State. He helped the Leathernecks to earn wins at No. 10 Youngstown State, at South Dakota and vs. No. 18 Indiana State.