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20 DAYS TO 2018 KICKOFF: Thomas Helten

In which BracketCat counts down the 20th day until the 2018 kickoff with a profile of wide receiver Thomas Helten.

#20 Louis Lavender
Just for fun, here’s a fairly old picture of Louis Lavender (20) getting burned for what I assume was a touchdown in the 2004 Fiesta Bowl. You try finding another photo of a K-Stater other than Denzel Goolsby wearing No. 20.

#20 Thomas Helten

True Freshman | 6-3 | 194 lbs. | Garden Plain, Kansas
Thomas Helten
Thomas Helten
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: Walk-On

Thomas Michael Helten (b. May 29, 2000) is a walk-on wide receiver from Bishop Carroll, the same high school as his fellow teammate wearing No. 20, Denzel Goolsby. He plans on majoring in mechanical engineering.

Helten played for the Golden Eagles under head coaches Alan Schuckman and Dusty Trail.

He totaled 1,044 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior en route to first team all-state honors from The Wichita Eagle, also earning all-city accolades as a junior and senior.

Helten helped Bishop Carroll to earn a 13-1 record and a state championship as a senior.