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84 DAYS TO (TENTATIVE) 2020 KICKOFF: Thomas Helten

In which BracketCat counts down the 84th day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State wide receiver Thomas Helten.

#84 Zach Heiman
It was slim pickings for K-State players who have been photographed wearing No. 84, but I managed to find this one of Zach Heiman (84).
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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.

#84 Thomas Helten

Redshirt Sophomore | 6-3 | 203 lbs. | Garden Plain, Kansas
Thomas Helten
Thomas Helten
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Third-String
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Thomas Michael Helten (b. May 29, 2000) is a preferred walk-on wide receiver from Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita, the same alma mater as former KSU defensive back Denzel Goolsby. He redshirted in 2018 and is majoring in construction science and management.

Helten played for the Golden Eagles under head coaches Alan Schuckman and Dusty Trail.

He totaled 1,044 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior en route to first team all-state honors from The Wichita Eagle, also earning all-city accolades as a junior and senior.

Helten helped Bishop Carroll to earn a 13-1 record and a state championship as a senior.

He saw action as a Wildcat in a pair of games in 2019, playing as a reserve wide receiver against Nicholls and Bowling Green, and earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors.