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74 DAYS TO 2017 KICKOFF: Scott Frantz

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In which BracketCat counts down the 74th day until the 2017 kickoff with a profile of offensive lineman Scott Frantz.

#74 Wade Weibert
Scott Frantz became the first Wildcat freshman to start an entire season at left tackle since at least 1988, anchoring possibly the best rushing offensive line in Kansas State football history.
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#74 Scott Frantz

Redshirt Sophomore | 6-5 | 293 lbs. | Lawrence, Kansas
Scott Frantz
Scott Frantz
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Offensive Line
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Starter
  • Status: On Scholarship

Scott A. Frantz (b. June 7, 1996) is a highly touted offensive lineman who burst onto the scene as a redshirt freshman. He should continue to lock down the starting spot at left tackle in 2017.

Frantz started all 13 games in 2016 — the first Wildcat freshman to start an entire season at left tackle since at least 1988. He helped K-State to set the school record for rushing yards per carry (5.27), rank third in school history in total rushing yards (3,013) and rushing yards per game (231.8), and finish seventh in rushing touchdowns (39).

Frantz also blocked for an offense that ranked sixth nationally in rushing touchdowns.

He earned Big 12 All-Freshman team honors from Athlon, while he was named to the All-Bowl team by the Associated Press, Sports Illustrated and USA Today.

Frantz is a first-team Academic All-Big 12 performer who picked K-State over offers from Iowa State, Kansas, Miami, Minnesota, Missouri and Purdue.

A three-year letter-winner for Free State High School under head coach Bob Lisher, Frantz led the Freebirds to an 8-4 record and a run to the state semifinals in 2014. The team went 10-2 and advanced to the semifinals in 2012.

He was rated the 48th-best offensive tackle nationally and the fourth-best player in the state of Kansas by Rivals. He also was ranked the second-best offensive tackle in the state by Scout.

Named one of the top 11 players in the state and to the All-Class 6A teams by both The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle in 2014, Frantz also was a first-team All-Metro selection by The Kansas City Star in 2014.

Frantz also was named to the American Family Insurance All-USA Kansas Team as a senior, earned honorable-mention all-state honors as a junior and was named a first-team All-Sunflower League selection in both years.

He was selected to play in the 2015 Kansas Shrine Bowl. He also played basketball.