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89 DAYS TO 2018 KICKOFF: Blaise Gammon

In which BracketCat counts down the 89th day until the 2018 kickoff with a profile of tight end Blaise Gammon.

#89 Blaise Gammon
Blaise Gammon (89) earned a scholarship this spring after two seasons of excellent run blocking. But the question remains: Will he ever catch a single pass?
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#89 Blaise Gammon

Redshirt Junior | 6-7 | 257 lbs. | Overland Park, Kansas
Blaise Gammon
Blaise Gammon
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Tight End
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Starter
  • Status: On Scholarship

Blaise Robert Gammon (b. Oct. 9, 1996) is a big, athletic tight end who has been a key run blocker during the past two seasons. He will continue to grow at the position and as he vies for starting duties and also now that he earned a scholarship in the spring of 2018.

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 in 2016, 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.

He played in all 13 games in 2017, including starts against Oklahoma State and Iowa State.

Gammon was part of a blocking unit that helped the Wildcats to a tie for third in school history in rushing yards per carry (4.98) and a seventh-place ranking in total rushing yards (2,584), finishing second in the Big 12 in both categories.

He also blocked for a K-State bowl-record 344 yards of rushing output in the Cactus Bowl victory over UCLA, recorded a tackle on punt coverage at Texas and was a first-team Academic All-Big 12 performer.

Gammon’s 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.