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56 DAYS TO 2018 KICKOFF: Wyatt Hubert

In which BracketCat counts down the 56th day until the 2018 kickoff with a profile of defensive end Wyatt Hubert.

#56 Terry Pierce
Greatest K-State defender ever to wear No. 56? For my money, it was Terry Pierce, hands down. If Wyatt Hubert can be even one-tenth the pass rusher that Terrible Terry was, he will be long remembered, too.

#56 Wyatt Hubert

Redshirt Freshman | 6-3 | 250 lbs. | Topeka, Kansas
Wyatt Hubert
Wyatt Hubert
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive End
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Third-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Wyatt Anthony Hubert (b. June 13, 1998) is a athletic and tough defensive end who pushed for playing time in fall camp last year before ultimately redshirting the 2017 season. He will push for playing time in 2018.

A highly touted in-state defender who graduated high school early to grayshirt, Hubert played at Shawnee Heights High School under head coach Jason Swift.

He was rated the nation’s 29th-best strongside defensive end in the Class of 2017 by Rivals, while he was ranked as the second-best player in the state of Kansas by ESPN.

Hubert earned a spot on the USA Today Sports/American Family Insurance All-USA Kansas team, in addition to All-Midlands Region honors from PrepStar.

He also picked up all-state honors as a senior from The Topeka Capital-Journal, The Wichita Eagle and the Kansas Football Coaches Association, while he was an honorable mention selection as a junior.

Hubert totaled 124 career tackles, 43 tackles for loss and 20.5 sacks. He finished his senior season with 63 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks en route to Centennial League Defensive Player of the Year, all-league, and all-city honors.

Hubert also played tight end, totaling 39 career receptions for 500 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He was selected to play in the 2017 Kansas Shrine Bowl, and also participated in wrestling and track and field.

Here’s what Bill Snyder had to say about Hubert’s progress prior to the 2018 spring game:

“Wyatt makes headway constantly. He’s one of those young guys that is really into it and really cares about it. It makes a difference to him. He tries to do what coaches ask of him, and he is a guy that gives it his very best effort every snap. Guys like that are always going to make some headway, and he continues to do so. Good young guy.”