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2 DAYS TO 2019 KICKOFF: Harry Trotter

In which BracketCat counts down the second day until the 2019 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State running back Harry Trotter.

#23 Harry Trotter
Harry Trotter (23) comes to K-State by way of one season apiece at Fort Scott Community College and the University of Louisville, plus one on the sidelines. Now he’s ready to join a deep backfield.
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#2 Harry Trotter

Redshirt Junior | 5-11 | 202 lbs. | Atchison, Kansas
Harry Trotter
Harry Trotter
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  • Position: Running Back
  • Previous Colleges: Fort Scott Community College; University of Louisville
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Harry Hayes Trotter (b. Dec. 11, 1997) is a JUCO running back who transferred in by way of Louisville and sat out 2018 due to NCAA transfer rules. He is majoring in kinesiology.

Trotter played his freshman season under Curtis Horton at Fort Scott Community College in 2016. He rushed 146 times for 503 yards and eight touchdowns, while he caught 14 passes for 86 yards.

Trotter’s best rushing game of that year was against Central Methodist, when he had 159 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries in a game that featured a season-long rush of 52 yards. He came back with a 77-yard effort against Coffeyville.

Trotter caught a season-high four passes for 14 yards against Hutchinson, while he had a season-high 33 receiving yards on three catches against Butler.

He then transferred to Louisville and played in nine games during the 2017 season, rushing four times for 27 yards; had a season-long rush of 13 yards against Kent State; and also returned a kickoff for 13 yards at Wake Forest.

Trotter played prep football under head coach Jermaine Monroe at Maur Hill-Mount Academy, where he totaled 2,940 yards and 36 touchdowns during his career, including a 1,657-yard, 19-touchdown campaign as a senior in 2015.

He also caught 11 passes for 87 yards and touchdown as a prep, and picked up all-state honors from the Kansas Football Coaches Association as a senior.

Trotter also earned honorable mention all-state honors as both a junior and senior from The Topeka Capital-Journal, while he earned the accolade from The Wichita Eagle as a senior.

He is one of at least four halfbacks vying for serious playing time in a rebuilding backfield.