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86 DAYS TO (TENTATIVE) 2020 KICKOFF: Hillard Cozine

In which BracketCat counts down the 86th day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State tight end Hillard Cozine.

#86 Justin Swift
By wearing No. 86, tight end Hillard Cozine’s uniform could conjure up memories of past greats such as Justin Swift (86) and Brian Casey.

Disclaimer: As the 2020 current football season still is technically set to proceed as planned in Manhattan on Sept. 5, we will continue the Countdown as normal for now.

#86 Hillard Cozine

True Sophomore | 6-4 | 262 lbs. | Wichita, Kansas
Hillard Cozine
Hillard Cozine
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Tight End
  • Previous College: Butler Community College
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Jack Hillard Cozine (b. July 5, 1999) is a preferred walk-on tight end from Butler College. It appears he will have four years to play three, as there is no evidence he redshirted in JUCO.

Cozine, who prepped with current K-State offensive lineman Ben Adler, played under head coach Jared McDaniel at Trinity Academy in Wichita, where he caught 37 passes for 595 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior.

He also earned honorable mention all-state honors with the Knights from The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle.

Cozine played at Butler under head coach Tim Schaffner during the 2019 season.

He totaled four catches for 24 yards on the year as he helped the Grizzlies to earn a 10-3 record, a win in the Midwest Classic Bowl and a final No. 5 national ranking.

At Butler, Cozine played with current K-State teammates Parker Bruce, Dawson Delforge, Derick Newton and Taiten Winkel. He is now majoring in finance at Kansas State.