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33 DAYS TO 2021 KICKOFF: Xavier Loyd

In which BracketCat counts down the 33rd day until the 2021 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State wide receiver Xavier Loyd.

#33 John Hubert
Freshman walk-on wide receiver Xavier Loyd may be the first prominent offensive player to wear No. 33 since John Hubert (33) ran roughshod in 2013.
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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 Xavier Loyd

True Freshman | 6-2 | 180 lbs. | Blue Springs, Missouri
Xavier Loyd
Xavier Loyd
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: Walk-On

Xavier Loyd (b. March 11, 2003) is a walk-on wide receiver from Blue Springs High School in Missouri who plans on majoring in athletic training and rehabilitation sciences.

He is quite likely to redshirt in 2021 as he acclimates to becoming a college football player.

Loyd played under head coach David White at Blue Springs, where he totaled 40 catches for 556 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior, earning first-team all-conference and all-district honors for the Wildcats.

(That mascot is not ironic, by the way; Blue Springs licenses the Powercat from K-State. So, in a way, Loyd was always destined to come to Manhattan!)

In time, Loyd eventually could fill a slot role similar to the one vacated by Wykeen Gill. He walked on at Kansas State over an offer from Alabama A&M.