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80 DAYS TO 2019 KICKOFF: Adam Harter

In which BracketCat counts down the 80th day until the 2019 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State fullback Adam Harter.

#80 Travis Tannahill
No. 80 traditionally is reserved for tight ends (such as Travis Tannahill) and wide receivers, but surprising walk-on Adam Harter, who displayed great hands during the 2018 spring game, is actually a fullback.
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#80 Adam Harter

Redshirt Senior | 6-2 | 245 lbs. | Olathe, Kansas
Adam Harter
Adam Harter
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Fullback
  • Previous College: Butler Community College
  • Projection: Starter
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Adam John Harter (b. Dec. 4, 1996) is a walk-on fullback who did not see any game action in 2017, but stepped into Winston Dimel’s shoes as a starter after a very good spring game performance in 2018.

Harter started for the Purple team in Bill Snyder’s final spring game and rushed six times for 37 yards, a 6.2-yard average. He also caught a game-high seven passes for 60 yards, with a long of 16 yards, and a touchdown.

Harter built on that performance in 2018, playing in all 12 games with starts against Mississippi State, West Virginia, Texas and TCU.

He had one catch for 11 yards at Oklahoma and was part of an offensive unit that finished third in the Big 12 by averaging 182.6 rushing yards per game, which included a 184.2-yard average in conference games to rank second.

Harter played both tight end and fullback under head coach Tim Schaffner at Butler Community College, where he picked up honorable mention all-conference honors as a fullback following his 2015 redshirt freshman campaign after rushing 11 times for 38 yards.

He also had a career-best seven rushes for 31 yards against Highland Community College.

At Butler, Harter played with current teammates Chris Dugan, Noah Johnson, Jahron McPherson and Blake Richmeier.

Harter lettered three years under head coach Chip Sherman at Olathe High School Northwest, where he earned all-conference accolades during all three seasons.

He helped the Ravens to complete their first winning season in school history as a senior.

Harter accumulated more than 1,000 rushing yards, 500 receiving yards, 300 passing yards and 100 tackles during his prep career. He also lettered two years in basketball and was a teammate of current K-State punter Devin Anctil.