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8 DAYS TO 2019 KICKOFF: Chris Herron

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In which BracketCat counts down the eighth day until the 2019 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State quarterback Chris Herron.

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Goal No. 8: ENTHUSIASM.

#8 Chris Herron

True Freshman | 6-2 | 194 lbs. | Houston, Texas
Chris Herron
Chris Herron
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  • Position: Quarterback
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: On Scholarship

Christiful Lee Herron Jr. (b. Feb. 19, 2001) is an athletic young dual-threat quarterback from Langham Creek High School in Houston who plans on majoring in communication studies.

He played for the Lobos under head coach Todd Thompson and was named an ESPN 300 recruit and the eighth-best dual threat quarterback in the Class of 2019 by the organization.

ESPN also rated Herron as the 28th-best player overall in the state of Texas, while he was viewed as the 19th-best dual threat quarterback by Rivals and rated as an athlete by the 247Sports Composite Rankings, which put him 28th nationally.

He earned first-team all-district honors in both 2017 and 2018 after totaling 3,000 yards of offense and nearly 40 total touchdowns as a junior in 2017, throwing for 1,814 yards and 17 touchdowns while rushing for 1,240 yards and 21 scores.

Herron also totaled 673 passing yards and seven scores as a sophomore, while he threw for 382 yards and five scores.

He chose K-State over offers from Baylor, Bowling Green, Florida Atlantic, Hawaii, Houston, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Nebraska, New Mexico, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Tulane and UTEP.

Herron’s primary recruiter also was his new position coach, quarterbacks coach Collin Klein.

He also has a chance to see the field this season in a limited capacity as a wide receiver.