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43 MINUS 3 DAYS TO 2021 KICKOFF: Jack Blumer

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In which BracketCat counts down the 43rd day until the 2021 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State punter Jack Blumer.

#43 Jack Blumer and #10 Blake Lynch
Junior punter Jack Blumer (43) shared punting duties throughout the entire 2020 season, an arrangement that seems likely to continue in 2021.
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.

#43 Jack Blumer

Redshirt Junior | 6-3 | 200 lbs. | Marysville, Kansas
Jack Blumer
Jack Blumer
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Punter
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Co-Starter
  • Status: On Scholarship

Jack Thomas Blumer (b. Aug. 9, 1999) is a former walk-on punter from Marysville High School who is majoring in elementary education.

He redshirted in 2018 and did not see any game action in 2019, but he shared all punting duties with Ty Zentner throughout the entire 2020 season. (Both punters return in 2021.)

Blumer punted 24 times last season for a 39-yard average, with three landing inside the opponent’s 20-yard line and two that traveled at least 50 yards.

He forced 14 fair catches on his 24 punts and had a career-high average of 44.5 yards against Arkansas State, which featured a season-long punt of 54 yards.

Blumer also had a 52-yarder at TCU, helped K-State to rank first in the Big 12 Conference in net punting (39.2 yards) and earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors.

He played both quarterback and punter at Marysville under head coach Dustin Heuer.

Blumer was named a first-team all-state performer as a senior in 2017 by The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle, while he was named one of the top 11 players in the state of Kansas by the Kansas Football Coaches Association (KFBCA).

He also was named the Class 3A Sports in Kansas Player of the Year and was the 2018 Shrine Bowl East MVP after he led the Bulldogs to a 13-2 record in 2017, which included a trip to the state championship game.

Blumer threw for 3,165 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2017 to go along with 994 rushing yards and another 14 scores.

He earned second-team all-state accolades from both the Capital-Journal and the Eagle as a junior, and also was a two-year letter-winner in basketball, helping the Bulldogs to win a state championship in 2016.