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30 DAYS TO 2021 KICKOFF: Matthew Maschmeier

In which BracketCat counts down the 30th day until the 2021 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State defensive back Matthew Maschmeier.

#30 Chris Carney
Walk-on Matthew Maschmeier will be one of the first defensive backs to wear No. 30 since Chris Carney (30) back in the Ron Prince error era.
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.

#30 Matthew Maschmeier

Redshirt Freshman | 6-0 | 196 lbs. | Lisle, Illinois
Matthew Maschmeier
Matthew Maschmeier
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Scout Team
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Matthew M. Maschmeier (b. Dec. 10, 2001) is a preferred walk-on defensive back from Naperville High School North in Lisle, Illinois, who is majoring in business adminstration.

He redshirted and did not see any game action in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

A three-year letter-winner for the Huskies under head coach Sean Drendel, Maschmeier earned all-state honors as a defensive back and wide receiver as a senior, in addition to earning co-conference Offensive Player of the Year honors and all-area accolades.

He carded 697 receiving yards and nine touchdowns, 141 rushing yards, and two more scores, in addition to a kickoff return touchdown during his final season.

Maschmeier also was a three-year letter-winner in lacrosse, earning a pair of academic all-conference honors in addition to his one in football.

His father, Tom, played defensive back for Notre Dame and was a member of the Fighting Irish’s 1973 National Championship team.