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89 DAYS TO 2017 KICKOFF: Blaise Gammon

In which BracketCat counts down the 89th day until the 2017 kickoff with a profile of tight end Blaise Gammon.

#89 Zach Nemechek
With a little more weight gain, Blaise Gammon could become another walk-on combination fullback/tight end like his numerical predecessor, Zach Nemechek (89). Not bad for the son of a long snapper.
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#89 Blaise Gammon

Redshirt Sophomore | 6-7 | 263 lbs. | Overland Park, Kansas
Blaise Gammon
Blaise Gammon
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Tight End
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Blaise Robert Gammon (b. Oct. 9, 1996) is a big, athletic tight end who was a key run blocker last year. He will continue to grow at the position and add support on special teams in 2017.

Gammon is a very tall specimen who walked on to play tight end for K-State. He redshirted in 2015, and started for the White team in the 2016 and 2017 spring games.

Gammon played in all 13 games last season, primarily in two tight-end sets. He was an integral part of K-State’s rushing offense, which set the school record for rushing yards per carry (5.27), ranked third in school history in total rushing yards (3,013) and rushing yards per game (231.8), and was seventh in rushing touchdowns (39).

Gammon also helped the Wildcats to rank sixth nationally in rushing touchdowns and was a first-team Academic All-Big 12 honoree.

His father, Kendall Gammon, was a Pro Bowl long snapper who played 15 seasons in the National Football League, including the final seven with the Kansas City Chiefs, and now is a current sideline reporter and analyst for the Chiefs Radio Network.

Blaise Gammon played for Blue Valley High School West under head coach Scott Wright, where he was an honorable mention all-state selection for the Jaguars by The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle after recording 300 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.

Gammon earned all-metro honors as a senior from The Kansas City Star, while he was a first-team all-league pick. He also was an all-state basketball player who averaged 15 points and nine rebounds per game.