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33 DAYS TO 2021 KICKOFF: Jaylen Carter

In which BracketCat counts down the 33rd day until the 2021 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State defensive back Jaylen Carter.

#33 Morgan Burns
Redshirt freshman walk-on Jaylen Carter may wear No. 33 like fellow defensive back Morgan Burns (33), but I don’t think he is likely to contribute in quite the same way as a kickoff returner.
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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.

#33 Jaylen Carter

Redshirt Freshman | 5-9 | 165 lbs. | Topeka, Kansas
Jaylen Carter
Jaylen Carter
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Scout Team
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Jaylen James Carter (b. Aug. 26, 2002) is a preferred walk-on defensive back from Washburn Rural High School in Topeka who is majoring in sports nutrition.

Carter redshirted and did not see any game action during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

He lettered three years under head coach Steve Buhler at Washburn Rural, where he picked up honorable mention all-state honors as both a junior and a senior from The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle, and was selected to play in the Kansas Shrine Bowl.

Carter also lettered three years in track and field — finishing sixth in the state in the 100-meter dash as a junior — and two years in powerlifting for the Jr. Blues.

He also was a high school teammate of current K-State linebacker Drake McCall.