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.
#49 Wesley Burris
Redshirt Senior | 5-10 | 194 lbs. | Olathe, Kansas
- Position: Long Snapper
- Previous College: None
- Projection: Starter
- Status: Preferred Walk-On
Beau Wesley Burris (b. Jan. 2, 1998) is a preferred walk-on long snapper who redshirted in 2016 and did not see any game action in 2017 or 2018. He graduated this spring with a bachelor’s degree in finance.
Burris took over primary snapping duties in 2019, snapping on all 56 punt attempts in 12 games played, and is the clear front-runner to continue in that role in 2020.
He played under head coaches Jeff Meyers and Jesse Owen at Olathe High School East, where he helped to lead the Hawks to an 8-3 record as a freshman in 2012, and a 9-3 mark and a district championship as a sophomore in 2013.
Burris’ prep honors included being named to the all-state first team and honorable mention on the All-Sunflower League team. He tallied six solo tackles from his long snapping position and also competed in track and field in high school, throwing discus.