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45 DAYS TO 2018 KICKOFF: David Tullis

In which BracketCat counts down the 45th day until the 2018 kickoff with a profile of long snapper David Tullis.

#45 Marquel Bryant
Marquel Bryant long since has exhausted his eligibility and graduated. Now his No. 45 has gone to senior long snapper David Tullis.

#45 David Tullis

Redshirt Senior | 5-11 | 198 lbs. | Derby, Kansas
David Tullis
David Tullis
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Long Snapper
  • Previous College: Butler Community College
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

David James Tullis (b. Jan. 19, 1996) is a third-year member of the program and former community college transfer who will compete for primary long-snapping duties in 2018.

He redshirted in 2016 and had a successful snap on an extra point against Charlotte in 2017.

Tullis snapped for White in the his first two spring games and for Purple in the 2018 spring game, and he enters the fall season competing with Dalton Harman to replace Drew Scott.

He and Harman also serve as two of the 15 player representatives for the team this year.

Tullis lettered two years at Derby High School under head coach Brandon Clark, who himself lettered three years at K-State (1998, 2000, 2001). He helped the Panthers to earn a 12-1 record and a state championship as a senior.

Tullis earned second-team all-league and honorable mention all-state honors at safety, a position he also played at the JUCO level. He also played baseball, helping Derby to place fourth in the state championship in 2013.

Tullis then played two seasons at Butler Community College under head coaches Troy Morrell and Tim Schaffner. He helped the Grizzlies to earn a combined 17-5 record in 2014 and 2015, including a 9-2 mark and a conference championship as a sophomore.

Tullis continued a JUCO pipeline that has included such recent contributors as Dylan Schellenberg, Chaquil Reed, Reed Bergstrom, Luke Hayes and Byron Pringle.