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42 DAYS TO 2019 KICKOFF: Chris Dugan

In which BracketCat counts down the 42nd day until the 2019 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State defensive end Chris Dugan.

#42 Meshak Williams
If Chris Dugan proves to be even half as athletic and talented as his predecessor wearing No. 42, Meshak Williams, it will be an impressive surprise.
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#42 Chris Dugan

Redshirt Junior | 6-1 | 234 lbs. | Wichita, Kansas
Chris Dugan
Chris Dugan
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive End
  • Previous College: Butler County Community College
  • Projection: Special Teams
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Christopher Allen Dugan (b. April 3, 1997) is a walk-on linebacker from the community college ranks who played in three games in 2018 — enough to preserve his redshirt and two additional seasons of eligibility — playing exclusively on kickoff coverage.

He made two tackles while covering kicks in his first career game, against Oklahoma State.

Prior to coming to K-State, Dugan competed under head coach Tim Schaffner for two seasons at Butler Community College, where he totaled 48 career tackles and 8.5 tackles for loss.

He had a season-high four stops against Air Force Prep and Ellsworth in 2017, while he had 1.5 tackles for loss against Iowa Central, following up on when he carded a career-high five tackles at Iowa Central in 2016, a game that also included a career-best two tackles for loss.

At Butler, Dugan played with fellow Wildcats Justin Eichman, Adam Harter, Noah Johnson, Jahron McPherson, Luke Sowa and Ty Zentner.

He prepped under head coach Alan Schuckman at Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita, where he picked up honorable mention all-state honors as a junior and senior from the The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle.

Dugan helped to lead the Golden Eagles to an undefeated 12-0 season and a state championship in 2014, while Bishop Carroll was the state runner-up in 2015. He was a high school teammate of current K-State starting defensive back Denzel Goolsby.