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58 DAYS TO (TENTATIVE) 2020 KICKOFF: Justin Eichman

In which BracketCat counts down the 58th day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State offensive lineman Justin Eichman.

#58 Trent Tanking
Bonus picture of Trent Tanking (58)! (Even though he is not an offensive lineman like Justin Eichman.)
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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.

#58 Justin Eichman

Redshirt Senior | 6-9 | 314 lbs. | Topeka, Kansas
Justin Eichman
Justin Eichman
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive End
  • Previous College: Butler Community College
  • Projection: Third-String
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Justin David Eichman (b. Nov. 24, 1997) was a late walk-on addition to the offensive line who did not see any game action in 2018 or 2019 after transferring in from a community college.

A two-year letter-winner under head coach Bill Arnold at Hayden High School in Topeka, he played the 2017 season at Butler Community College under head coach Tim Schaffner.

Eichman started at right tackle for the Grizzlies, helping them to earn an 8-3 record and average 182.8 rushing yards per game in 2017 after redshirting during the 2016 season.

At Butler, he played with current Wildcats Chris Dugan, Noah Johnson, Jahron McPherson and Ty Zentner. Eichman graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in management.