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3 DAYS TO 2018 KICKOFF: Dalvin Warmack

In which BracketCat counts down the third day until the 2018 kickoff with a profile of running back Dalvin Warmack.

#3 Dalvin Warmack
Today we’ll profile another player we couldn’t have won the Iowa State game without: senior running back Dalvin Warmack (3), who reconsidered his decision to transfer in the offseason and instead returned for one final hurrah as a Wildcat.
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#3 Dalvin Warmack

Redshirt Senior | 5-8 | 187 lbs. | Blue Springs, Missouri
Dalvin Warmack
Dalvin Warmack
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Running Back
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Dalvin Dashawn Warmack (b. Nov. 14, 1995) is a shifty and elusive player who has progressed over each season, and will be in the rotation at running back again as a senior.

Warmack committed over offers from Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma State and Toledo.

He was one of the top high school backs nationally in the class of 2014 and a prep teammate of Elijah Lee who redshirted in 2014, but earned K-State’s Red Raider Award as the top contributor on the scout squad that season.

In 2015, Warmack saw action in nine games, rushing for 64 yards on 12 carries, including a career-high 40 yards at UTSA that featured a career-long run of 22 yards.

He also rushed for 16 yards on four attempts at Kansas and 8 yards on two carries against Arkansas in the 2016 AutoZone Liberty Bowl; caught two passes for 27 yards against the Razorbacks; served some time on special teams, returning two kickoffs for a 17-yard average; and earned second-team Academic All-Big 12 accolades.

Warmack logged time in 11 games in 2016, rushing 41 times for a total of 211 yards.

He set a new career high with 90 yards against Florida Atlantic, including a career-long 43-yarder on his second rush of the game; tallied 43 yards, featuring a 36-yarder, against Kansas; and caught two passes for 16 yards on the year, including a 13-yarder at Stanford.

Last season, Warmack played in nine games, rushing 48 times for 252 yards (he slightly edged Justin Silmon) and three touchdowns, while he caught three passes for 33 yards.

He totaled 122 yards and a touchdown on 21 attempts over the Kansas and West Virginia games, his most yardage in a two-game span, and rushed for a career-high 96 yards against the Mountaineers, which included a season-long 41-yard rush.

Warmack also had a 15-yard touchdown rush at Texas Tech out of the Wildcat formation.

He recorded 60 all-purpose yards in the fourth quarter of K-State’s comeback win over Iowa State, including a career-long 24-yard catch that without which, we probably don’t win.

Warmack also finished the 2017 season as a second-team Academic All-Big 12 honoree.

The first commit of K-State’s 2014 recruiting class, he was a two-time Simone Award winner as the top prep football player in the Kansas City metro area while playing for Blue Springs.

Warmack became the only two-time recipient of the award in history at the time and only the second junior to win, following the 2012 season. He also was named the 11th best all-purpose back nationally after rushing for 2,223 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior.

The list of recent Simone Award winners includes such notable K-Staters as Josh Freeman, Maurice Mack, and one of Warmack’s idols and role models, Darren Sproles.

He earned Missouri Class 6 Offensive Player of the Year honors from the Missouri Football Coaches Association (MFCA) in 2013, and was the Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year in both 2012 and 2013.

Named a first-team all-state player by MFCA and the Missouri media in both 2012 and 2013, Warmack also was selected to the American Family Insurance All-USA Missouri Team as both a junior and a senior.

A two-time Kansas City Star All-Metro team honoree, Warmack was rated the ninth-best player in the state by Rivals in 2013 after he hauled in three touchdown receptions to help lead Blue Springs to the Missouri Class 6 state championship for the second straight year.

He totaled 2,300 yards and 45 total touchdowns, including 40 rushing scores, as a junior and was selected to play in the Blue-Grey North-South All-American Bowl in Tampa, Florida.

Warmack’s younger brother, Michael, is now a walk-on freshman running back for the Cats.