#89 Blaise Gammon
Redshirt Senior | 6-7 | 257 lbs. | Overland Park, Kansas
- Position: Tight End
- Previous College: None
- Projection: Starter
- Status: On Scholarship
Blaise Robert Gammon (b. Oct. 9, 1996) is a big, athletic tight end who has been a key run blocker during the past three seasons. Having earned a scholarship in the spring of 2018, he will continue to grow at the position as he vies to retain his starting duties as a senior.
Gammon is a very tall specimen who walked on to play tight end for K-State. He redshirted in 2015, and started for the White team in both the 2016 and 2017 spring games.
Gammon played in all 13 games in 2016, primarily in two tight-end sets, and was an integral part of K-State’s rushing offense, which set the school record that season for rushing yards per carry (5.27), ranked third in school history in total rushing yards (3,013) and rushing yards per game (231.8), and was seventh in rushing touchdowns (39).
He also helped the Wildcats to rank sixth nationally in rushing touchdowns and was a first-team Academic All-Big 12 honoree.
Gammon also played in all 13 games in 2017, including starts against Oklahoma State and Iowa State.
He was part of a blocking unit that helped the Wildcats to a tie for third in school history in rushing yards per carry (4.98) and achieve a seventh-place ranking in total rushing yards (2,584), finishing second in the Big 12 in both categories.
Gammon also blocked for a K-State bowl-record 344 yards of rushing output in the Cactus Bowl victory over UCLA, recorded a tackle on punt coverage at Texas and was a first-team Academic All-Big 12 performer.
As a junior, he played in all 12 games, drawing starts in each of the final 11 contests, and registered eight catches for 69 yards, the most catches by a K-State tight end since 2014.
Gammon set career highs with two receptions for 24 yards and a long of 15 yards against Texas Tech, while also helping the Wildcats to finish third in the Big 12 by averaging 182.6 rushing yards per game, including a 184.2-yard average in Big 12 games to rank second.
He picked up first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors and was one of a Big 12-record four Wildcats to be nominated with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.
Gammon’s father, Kendall Gammon, was a Pro Bowl long snapper who played for 15 seasons in the National Football League, including the final seven with the Kansas City Chiefs, and now is an analyst for the Chiefs Radio Network.
Blaise Gammon played for Blue Valley High School West under head coach Scott Wright, where he was an honorable mention all-state selection for the Jaguars by The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle after recording 300 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
Gammon earned all-metro honors as a senior from The Kansas City Star and was a first-team all-league pick. He also was an all-state basketball player who averaged 15 points and nine rebounds per game, helping the Jaguars to earn third place at the state tournament.