#92 Eli Huggins
Redshirt Freshman | 6-4 | 275 lbs. | Cumming, Georgia
- Position: Defensive Tackle
- Previous College: None
- Projection: Third-String
- Status: On Scholarship
Eli David Huggins (b. July 29, 1998) is a young defensive tackle prospect who enrolled early at K-State and participated in 2017 spring practices, a process known as “grayshirting.”
This tough interior defensive lineman used his first year in the program to develop and now will attempt to gain playing time as a redshirt freshman in 2018.
Huggins (no relation to the ex-K-State men’s basketball coach) was a four-year letter-winner for West Forsyth High School under head coaches Adam Clark and Frank Hepler, helping the Wolverines to advance to three state playoff appearances.
Huggins picked up honorable mention all-state honors from the Georgia Sports Writers Association as a junior in 2015, and also earned first-team all-county and all-region accolades. He was named to the all-county first team by The Forsyth County News.
Huggins totaled 217 tackles in his career, including 80 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior en route to the school’s single-season sack record. He also totaled 31 tackles for loss and 20 sacks.
Huggins also was a member of his high school’s fishing team, placing third at the state championship in 2013 and fourth in 2014. He is majoring in business administration.