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10 MINUS 5 DAYS TO 2017 KICKOFF: Blake Lynch

In which BracketCat counts down the 10th day until the 2017 kickoff with a profile of kicker Blake Lynch.

#10 Anthony Cantele
Anthony Cantele was a great kicker for Kansas State. Then he bacame the private kicking coach for K-State’s next great kicker, Blake Lynch, who has inherited Cantele' No. 10.

Goal No. 10: NEVER GIVE UP. Never, never, never.

#10 Blake Lynch

Redshirt Freshman | 5-5 | 141 lbs. | Goddard, Kansas
Blake Lynch
Blake Lynch
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Kicker
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Blake Edward Lynch (b. Dec. 22, 1996) is a walk-on kicker from Eisenhower High School in Goddard who redshirted in 2016. His mother, Kim, also attended Kansas State. He was rated a four-star kicker by and 3.5 stars by Chris Sailer Kicking.

Lynch lettered two years at Eisenhower under head coach Charlie Nally. He made 7 of 11 field goals during his senior campaign, including a long of 51 yards, after playing soccer as a freshman and sophomore.

Lynch earned all-state honors from The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle as a senior in 2014, while he was an honorable mention pick following his junior year.

“Blake is a solid young kicker,” said Chris Sailer. “He has a good leg and already makes kicks with consistency off the ground. Shows nice potential.” Here’s what KCKicking had to say:

Blake shows great work ethic and coachability. In July of 2013, he won the underclassmen Last Man Standing competition at our Wichita camp. He also almost won the Kickoff competition. He makes up for his small stature by having outstanding fundamentals and mechanics.

You know exactly what you’re getting with Blake — a kicker who will never miss hit a ball, make all of the short kicks and give you a shot on the long ones. One of our most game-ready prospects!

Interesting side note: Blake’s sister, Tera Lynch, attempted to follow in his footsteps as the varsity kicker for Eisenhower last fall (she since has committed to play soccer at Washburn University):

“She is the most talented female kicker I’ve ever seen. She’d outkick 85-90 percent of kickers in Kansas,” said former K-Stater Anthony Cantele, who coaches both. “She just happens to be behind the best kicker in Kansas.”