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60 DAYS TO 2021 KICKOFF: Sam Hecht

In which BracketCat counts down the 60th day until the 2021 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State offensive lineman Sam Hecht.

#75 Dylan Couch
When Dylan Couch (75) transferred to Tulsa prior to the 2020 season, it opened up his jersey number for walk-on offensive lineman Sam Hecht.
Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/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.

#75 Sam Hecht

True Freshman | 6-3 | 291 lbs. | Shawnee, Kansas
Sam Hecht
Sam Hecht
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Offensive Line
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: Walk-On

Sam Hecht (b. April 3, 2003) is a walk-on offensive lineman from Shawnee who plans on majoring in engineering. He prepped with current Kansas State place kicker Chris Tennant.

Hecht played under head coach Joel Applebee at Mill Valley High School, where he earned a pair of all-state honors as a junior and senior from both The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle, including first-team accolades during his final year as a prep.

He helped the Jaguars to earn consecutive state championships during his final two years and was a four-year academic letter-winner.

Hecht chose to walk on at K-State over a preferred walk-on offer from Missouri, as well as offers from Abilene Christian, Brown, Eastern Illinois, Kent State, Penn, Princeton, South Dakota State and Yale.