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62 DAYS TO (TENTATIVE) 2020 KICKOFF: Dawson Delforge

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In which BracketCat counts down the 62nd day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State offensive lineman Dawson Delforge.

#62 Tyler Mitchell
Tyler Mitchell’s (62) graduation leaves a huge hole on our starting offensive line. In addition to inheriting Mitchell’s number, Butler transfer Dawson Delforge also will be in the mix to inherit his starting offensive guard position in 2020.
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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.

#62 Dawson Delforge

True Junior | 6-5 | 326 lbs. | Wamego, Kansas
Dawson Delforge
Dawson Delforge
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Offensive Line
  • Previous College: Butler Community College
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Dawson Delforge (b. May 8, 2000) is a massive community college transfer who enrolled in time for spring practices and will compete for a starting offensive guard position this fall.

Delforge does have a redshirt available, if necessary. He arrived on campus with three years of eligibility remaining to play two seasons.

Delforge played under head coach Lee Weber at Wamego High School, where he earned honorable mention all-state honors as a senior in 2017 from The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle.

He then played two seasons under head coach Tim Schaffner at Butler Community College, including his sophomore year in 2019, when he earned all-Jayhawk Conference honors.

Viewed as the fifth-best offensive guard among 2020 community college prospects by ESPN, No. 6 by 247Sports and No. 9 by JCGridiron.com, Delforge helped to lead the Grizzlies to a 10-3 record in 2019, which included a win over Trinity Valley Community College in the Midwest Classic Bowl and a final No. 5 national ranking.

He was JUCO teammates with current Wildcats Parker Bruce, Hillard Cozine, Derick Newton, Taiten Winkel and Ty Zentner, part of an emerging Butler pipeline in the Chris Klieman era.

When discussing his offensive line signees last December, Klieman said this of Delforge:

“The offensive line we’re excited about. Dawson Delforge, the Wamego kid from Butler, has played an awful lot of football. We are excited to bring him back closer to home.”

Delforge picked K-State over offers from McNeese State, USF, UTSA and Western Kentucky, as well as interest from Nebraska. His primary recruiters were Taylor Braet and Conor Riley.