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45 DAYS TO 2022 KICKOFF: Mason Olguin

In which BracketCat counts down the 45th day until the 2022 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State long snapper Mason Olguin.

#45 Marquel Bryant
Incoming long snapper Mason Olguin will inherit a No. 45 jersey more common to linebackers and defensive linemen such as Marquel Bryant (45).
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.

#45 Mason Olguin

True Sophomore | 6-0 | 230 lbs. | Edmond, Oklahoma
Mason Olguin
Mason Olguin
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Long Snapper
  • Previous College: Dodge City Community College
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Mason Olguin (b. Sept. 19, 2001) is a community college transfer with four years to play three (plus an extra COVID season and an available redshirt) who is majoring in business.

Olguin played the 2021 season under head coach Ricky Coon at Dodge City Community College, where he was rated the No. 1 available transfer long snapper by Kohl’s Snapping.

He totaled six tackles on the year, including two against Garden City and one apiece against Iowa Western, Independence, and Hutchinson.

Olguin, who was born in Oklahoma City, prepped under head coach Kyle White at Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe High School, where he was an all-state linebacker in 2019 who also was named both the conference linebacker of the year and district defensive player of the year.

He totaled 234 career tackles for the Wolves and was a three-time state powerlift champion.