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18 DAYS TO 2021 KICKOFF: Eric Hommel

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In which BracketCat counts down the 18th day until the 2021 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State wide receiver Eric Hommel.

#18 Eric Hommel
Poor Eric Hommel (18)... This photo of him being pwned in 2020 by a West Virginia safety who then collected the interception is the only one of him in our entire system.
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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.

#18 Eric Hommel

Redshirt Senior | 6-2 | 200 lbs. | Littleton, Colorado
Eric Hommel
Eric Hommel
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Special Teams
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Eric Joseph Hommel (b. April 15, 1999) is a preferred walk-on wide receiver from Rock Canyon High School in Littleton, Colorado. He is majoring in professional strategic selling.

Hommel redshirted in 2017, suited up for the White team in the 2018 spring game and was the target of a lone incomplete pass from former K-State quarterback Hunter Hall.

He played in the UTSA game, but did not record any statistics in the 2018 season; nor did he see any game action in 2019, suggesting he would contribute mainly on the scout team.

But Hommel had a bit of a mini-breakthrough in 2020, when he played in six games — including each of the final four contests — as both a reserve wide receiver and on special teams, and he had a tackle on kickoff coverage at Baylor. He will continue on special teams.

Hommel prepped under head coach Brian Lamb at Rock Canyon, totaling 71 receptions for 899 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Jaguars during his career.

His best season came as a junior in 2015, when he hauled in 67 catches for 840 yards and 11 scores en route to all-conference honors. Hommel also set the school record for receptions.