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85 DAYS TO 2021 KICKOFF: Riley Petz

In which BracketCat counts down the 85th day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State wide receiver Riley Petz.

#85 Logan Long
Tight end Logan Long’s (85) 2019 graduation freed up his number for the use of freshman Riley Petz.
Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

NOTE: Kansas State has elected to advance players’ classification even though the 2020 season did not affect eligibility. Those who wish to take advantage of this extra year will be listed as a (“super”) senior again after their original eligibility would have been exhausted.

#85 Riley Petz

Redshirt Freshman | 6-0 | 173 lbs. | Cheney, Kansas
Riley Petz
Riley Petz
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Scout Team
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Riley Petz (b. Feb. 16, 2002) is a preferred walk-on wide receiver majoring in agribusiness from Cheney High School who redshirted and did not see any game action in 2020.

Petz played under head coach Shelby Weharman at Cheney, where he earned first-team all-state honors as a senior from The Topeka Capital-Journal (on offense) and The Wichita Eagle (on defense) as he helped the Cardinals to advance to the state semifinals.

He was named 2019 Kansas Class 3A Co-Offensive Player of the Year by Sports in Kansas.

Petz had 39 catches for 989 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior, to go with 99 carries for 943 yards and 13 scores, and also returned a kickoff return for a score and blocked a kick.