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38 MINUS 1 DAYS TO 2021 KICKOFF: Brendan Mott

In which BracketCat counts down the 38th day until the 2021 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State defensive end Brendan Mott.

#38 Brendon Mott
Walk-on Brendan Mott (38) played as a reserve defensive end against Kansas, making this tackle of Velton Gardner.
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.

#38 Brendan Mott

Redshirt Sophomore | 6-5 | 250 lbs. | Iowa City, Iowa
Brendan Mott
Brendan Mott
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive End
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Scout Team
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Brendan Michael Mott (b. March 28, 2001) is a preferred walk-on defensive end majoring in finance from Iowa City High School West who redshirted in 2019 and is likeliest to contribute on the scout team after converting from tight end during the 2020 offseason.

In 2020, he played as a reserve defensive end against Kansas, making one tackle.

A two-year letter-winner under head coach Garrett Hartwig, Mott helped the Trojans to earn a 21-3 record over his junior and senior seasons. He totaled 33 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks, and also competed in track and field.

Mott’s father, Joe, was an All-Big Ten defensive end at Iowa and selected in the third round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, while he also played for the Green Bay Packers.

Chris Klieman has had good things to say about Mott this offseason, so his might be a name worth watching out for since defensive end is a position where walk-ons can break through.