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18 DAYS TO 2017 KICKOFF: Brogan Barry

In which BracketCat counts down the 18th day until the 2017 kickoff with a profile of defensive back Brogan Barry.

#18 Brogan Barry
Brogan Barry (18), who backed up Dante Barnett last season, grabbed a nifty interception of Alex Delton in the spring game and now is vying to replace Barnett as a starter in 2017.

#18 Brogan Barry

Redshirt Senior | 6-2 | 200 lbs. | Topeka, Kansas
Brogan Barry
Brogan Barry
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Brogan Cole Barry (b. Dec. 22, 1994) is a preferred walk-on defensive back who was one of the top contributors on special teams during the past two seasons. He will continue to play a significant role on specialty units while battling for playing time as a safety.

Barry led the White team in the 2016 spring game with 11 total tackles (10 unassisted).

This spring, he had a solo tackle and returned an interception of Alex Delton 27 yards for White as a starting safety, but he appears to have been passed by Denzel Goolsby on the depth chart for the time being.

Barry was named to The Topeka Capital-Journal’s all-city first team as a senior under head coach Bill Arnold at Hayden High School in Topeka, as well as an all-league and all-state pick in 2012; the team’s Most Valuable Player following his senior season; and an all-city and all-league honorable mention selection as a junior.

He also participated in basketball and track and field.

After redshirting in 2013 and not seeing any game action in 2014, Barry appeared in five games in 2015, including each of the first four.

He totaled five tackles on the season, all collected in special teams appearances, and set a career high with two tackles against Louisiana Tech, both coming on kickoff coverage.

Barry saw action in all 13 games, ranking seventh on the team with five special teams tackles, all coming on kickoff coverage; tied his career high with two tackles at Stanford; and also had stops against Florida Atlantic, at West Virginia and at Iowa State en route to earning first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors.