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6 DAYS TO 2017 KICKOFF: D.J. Render

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In which BracketCat counts down the sixth day until the 2017 kickoff with a profile of wide receiver D.J Render.

#6 Deante Burton
Now that Deante Burton (6) has graduated, D.J. Render has taken over Burton’s number and hopes to work his way into Burton’s spot in the playing rotation at wide receiver.
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#6 D.J. Render

Redshirt Freshman | 5-10 | 176 lbs. | Kennesaw, Georgia
D.J. Render
D.J. Render
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Third-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Darrel Joseph Render (b. March 25, 1998) is a speedy, athletic wide receiver who plans on majoring in journalism with the hope of becoming a sports commentator.

He used a redshirt season to develop and gain strength in 2016, and now will compete for a spot in the playing rotation.

Render played for North Cobb High School under head coach Shane Queen. He recorded 52 catches for 520 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior in 2015 en route to all-county honors and multiple offensive player of the week accolades.

He helped to lead the Warriors to consecutive state playoff appearances as a junior and senior; played basketball, also leading that team to the state playoffs; and competed in the long jump.

Render projects well as a slot receiver and a kickoff or punt returner.