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In which BracketCat counts down the 28th day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State defensive back Brock Monty.

#24 Brock Monty
Brock Monty (24) made an early career impact on special teams with this blocked Texas Tech punt, helping to send legendary former head coach Bill Snyder out a winner in his final home game ever.
Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

Disclaimer: As the 2020 football season still is “technically” scheduled to proceed as planned in Manhattan, with the recent delay of our season opener until Sept. 12 against Arkansas State, we will reset and continue this Countdown for just a little bit longer...

#24 Brock Monty

Redshirt Senior | 6-2 | 211 lbs. | Wichita, Kansas
Brock Monty
Brock Monty
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Special Teams
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Brock Edward Monty (b. April 20, 1998) is a preferred walk-on defensive back from Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School in Wichita who became a special teams stalwart in his first year on the field. He will continue his work on special teams while adding depth in the secondary.

Monty earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Kansas State University in May 2019 and currently is pursuing his master’s degree in business administration.

He attracted recruiting interest from Iowa State, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma State, according to 247 Sports, and he also had offers from Cornell and Harvard.

Michigan supposedly offered Monty preferred walk-on status. He redshirted in 2016, earning the K-State’s Overachiever Award as the top freshman in strength and conditioning.

Monty played in 12 games in 2017, tying for team-high honors with three tackles on punt coverage. He was one of just 10 Big 12 players to earn first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors with a 4.0 grade-point average.

Monty played in 10 games and carded six tackles in 2018, including four on kickoff coverage to tie for fourth on the team in special teams tackles; was named the team’s Special Teams MVP; and picked up first-team Academic All-Big 12 accolades for the second year in a row.

He tied for fifth nationally with two blocked punts, one against Oklahoma State and one against Texas Tech, the latter going out of the back of the end zone for a safety that was the first by a Wildcat via a blocked punt since 2003, sending Bill Snyder out with a final victory.

Under new coach Chris Klieman, Monty played in all 13 games in 2019 on virtually every special teams unit and finished second on the team with five special teams tackles, while he had nine total stops on the season.

He set a new career high with two tackles against Bowling Green and matched that mark at Kansas, and also earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors for the third straight season.

As a high school sophomore in 2013, Monty led the Crusaders to a 10-2 mark and a trip to the Kansas Class 5A semifinals, where the Crusaders were beaten by Salina South. He was an All-City League quarterback after he passed for 1,254 yards and rushed for 613 yards.

After a dip in production in his junior year, Monty threw for more than 2,000 yards and rushed for more than 500 during his senior season, leading the Crusaders back to the 5A playoffs, where they were upset in the first round.

In all, he helped the Crusaders to earn a combined 27-14 record over his four years and lettered all four of those years under head coach Dan Adelhardt.

Monty was a three-time honorable mention all-state honoree as a defensive back by The Topeka Capital-Journal, while he earned all-state honors from The Wichita Eagle in 2015.

He combined for more than 5,000 passing yards, 2,800 rushing yards and 80 total touchdowns during his career.

Monty also earned honorable mention accolades as a quarterback from the Eagle as a sophomore and junior. He lettered in basketball and track, earning all-state honors.