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34 DAYS TO 2022 KICKOFF: Trevor Erickson

In which BracketCat counts down the 34th day until the 2022 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State safety Trevor Erickson.

#34 Alex Barnes
No. 34 has been popularized over the last decade by running backs such as James Gilbert and Alex Barnes (34), but now walk-on Trevor Erickson will take it over as he moves from receiver to safety.
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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.

#34 Trevor Erickson

Redshirt Freshman | 6-3 | 197 lbs. | Chapman, Kansas
Trevor Erickson
Trevor Erickson
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Safety
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Scout Team
  • Status: Preferred Walk-On

Trevor Erickson (b. Aug. 16, 2002) is a walk-on wide receiver-turned-safety from Chapman High School who redshirted in 2021. He is majoring in athletic training and rehab sciences.

Erickson prepped under head coach Kurt Webster at Chapman, where he earned all-state honors as a junior and senior from The Topeka Capital-Journal, while he also added this same honor from The Wichita Eagle his final year as a prep player.

He accumulated 3,076 total yards during his final two years, rushing for 1,812 yards and 24 touchdowns, while he passed for 1,264 yards and 13 scores on 75-of-150 aim.

Erickson’s best season on the ground for the Fighting Irish came as a senior when he rushed for 939 yards and 15 touchdowns. He totaled 127 tackles on defense over his junior and senior seasons, and participate in the 2021 Kansas Shrine Bowl.

Erickson also played basketball, where he was the Defensive MVP, and track and field, where he earned three medals at the 2021 state meet. He was a four-year Honor Roll member.