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31 DAYS TO (TENTATIVE) 2020 KICKOFF: Gabe Hoover

In which BracketCat counts down the 31st day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State wide receiver Gabe Hoover.

#31 Torell Miller
Gabe Hoover switched from No. 25 to No. 31 in the offseason, becoming the first wide receiver to wear his new number since Torell Miller (31) — admittedly only after Miller switched to defense.
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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.

#31 Gabe Hoover

Redshirt Freshman | 6-1 | 184 lbs. | McPherson, Kansas
Gabe Hoover
Gabe Hoover
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Scout Team
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Gabe David Hoover (b. Sept. 25, 2000) is a preferred walk-on wide receiver from McPherson High School who redshirted in 2019 and is majoring in business administration.

Hoover played under head coach Jace Pavlovich at McPherson, where he helped the team to an 11-1 record and a trip to the state semifinals in 2018.

He earned first-team all-state honors as a senior from The Topeka Capital-Journal, The Wichita Eagle and the Kansas Football Coaches Association, while he was an honorable mention pick by the former two organizations as a junior.

Hoover hauled in 121 catches for 1,856 yards and 27 touchdowns for the Bullpups over his junior and senior seasons. He prepped with incoming K-State freshman Cody Stufflebean.