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39 DAYS TO (TENTATIVE) 2020 KICKOFF: Jordan Schippers

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In which BracketCat counts down the 39th day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State defensive back Jordan Schippers.

#39 John Houlik
No. 39 is more traditionally the province of fullbacks like Austin Katsorelos or linebackers such as John Houlik (39), not defensive backs like current sophomore transfer Jordan Schippers.
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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.

#39 Jordan Schippers

True Sophomore | 6-1 | 191 lbs. | Colby, Kansas
Jordan Schippers
Jordan Schippers
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Previous College: Western Illinois University
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Jordan Gene Schippers (b. Aug. 18, 2000) is a preferred walk-on defensive back who transferred to K-State in the offseason from Western Illinois University, where he played as a true freshman. He likely will have to sit out this season and exercise his available redshirt.

Schippers prepped under head coach Rees McKinney at Colby High School, where he rushed for 3,155 yards and 49 touchdowns, including a career-high 919 yards and 16 scores as a sophomore. He also rushed for 16 touchdowns as a quarterback during his senior year.

Schippers caught 83 passes for 1,325 yards and 18 touchdowns during his career, and he also won the state championship in the 200-meter dash.

He earned first-team all-state honors from The Topeka Capital-Journal as a senior, while he was an honorable mention pick as a sophomore and junior, and he also picked up honorable mention honors all three seasons from The Wichita Eagle.

Schippers played in eight games as a running back for the Leathernecks during his true freshman season in 2019, finishing with 131 yards on 29 carries, and he did not have a lost-yardage attempt on the entire season. He also caught three passes for 13 yards.

Schippers, who is majoring in chemical engineering, had a career-high 85 yards on 15 carries at Youngstown State, while he had 40 yards on nine carries the week prior against Illinois State.