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.
#45 Nelson Pipes
Redshirt Freshman | 6-1 | 221 lbs. | Hallsville, Missouri
- Position: Long Snapper
- Previous College: None
- Projection: Starter
- Status: Preferred Walk-On
Nelson Pipes (b. Dec. 19, 2001) is a preferred walk-on long snapper from Hallsville High School in Missouri who is majoring in secondary education and enters 2021 as the long-snapping heir-apparent to graduated senior starter Wesley Burris.
Pipes redshirted and did not see any game action during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, meaning he theoretically could start for the next five seasons at Kansas State!
I also project him as the primary backup to Randen Plattner at the short snapper position.
Pipes played under head coach Justin Conyers at Hallsville, where he finished as the Class of 2020’s fourth-ranked long snapper in Kornblue’s Fab 50 rankings.
He also earned all-district honors as a defensive end from the Missouri Football Coaches Association during his senior season with the Indians.