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74 DAYS TO 2021 KICKOFF: Austin Weiner

In which BracketCat counts down the 74th day until the 2021 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State offensive lineman Austin Weiner.

#74 Scott Frantz
The No. 74 jersey has been available since the 2019 season when former left tackle Scott Frantz graduated. Now it will be worn by Austin Weiner.
Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via 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.

#74 Austin Weiner

True Freshman | 6-6 | 240 lbs. | Gardner, Kansas
Austin Weiner
Austin Weiner
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Offensive Line
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: On Scholarship

Austin Weiner (b. June 15, 2001) is a long, athletic offensive lineman who bleeds purple — he is related to no fewer than four former KSU athletes — and plans on majoring in business.

Weiner, who enrolled early for spring practices but still is likely to redshirt in 2021, played his senior year under head coach Ryan Cornelsen at Gardner Edgerton High School, where he was rated the seventh-best player in the state of Kansas by both Rivals and 247Sports.

A first team all-state selection as a senior from Sports in Kansas, he also picked up honorable mention all-state honors for the Trailblazers from The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle, prepping with fellow 2021 K-State signee DaVonte Pritchard.

Weiner previously played at Milton (Georgia) High School, where he earned honorable mention all-district honors as a junior, was named to the 2020 Sports Illustrated All-America preseason watch list and competed in basketball. He projects best as an offensive tackle.

Now, about those purple bloodlines I mentioned earlier:

  • Weiner’s father, Todd, was a three-year letter-winner for the Wildcats from 1995 to 1997, earning first-team All-America honors as a senior and a pair of All-Big 12 honors during Bill Snyder’s heyday. Todd Weiner was selected by Seattle in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft, playing for the Seahawks (1998-2001) and Atlanta Falcons (2002-08).
  • Austin Weiner’s mother, Sunny (formerly Jacobson), played basketball at K-State during the 1996-97 season.
  • Also, he is the nephew of both former K-State women’s basketball player Brit Jacobson and men’s basketball player Josh Reid.

Thus, it comes as no surprise that this three-star legacy chose K-State over offers from Central Michigan, Jacksonville State, Kent State, Toledo and Western Kentucky. His primary recruiter was his new position coach, offensive line coach Conor Riley.

To learn more about Weiner, check out Drew Schneider’s great recruiting profile here.