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81 DAYS TO 2023 KICKOFF: Will Anciaux

In which BracketCat counts down the 81st day until the 2023 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State tight end Will Anciaux.

#81 Konner Fox
After offering a few glimpses of potential amid numerous injuries and other setbacks, tight end Konner Fox (81) elected to enter the transfer portal and ended up at Texas State. I am projecting freshman Will Anciaux to take over Fox’s number.
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Will Anciaux

True Freshman | 6-6 | 220 lbs. | Wichita, Kansas
Will Anciaux
Will Anciaux
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Tight End
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: On Scholarship

Will Anciaux (b. Nov. 5, 2004) is a strong tight end from Wichita who plans on majoring in kinesiology with the hope of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. Although he excels at catching and route running, he is likely to redshirt in 2023 to add more weight to his frame.

A three-year letter-winner and two-year captain at Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School under head coach Weston Schartz, Anciaux was viewed as the 28th-best tight end in the Class of 2023 by ESPN and the 10th-best overall player in the state of Kansas by 247Sports.

He earned first-team all-state honors as a junior and senior from Sports in Kansas, while also picking up first-team honors in 2022 from both The Wichita Eagle and KSHSAA Covered.

Anciaux also was an honorable mention all-state pick as a junior by KSHSAA Covered and the Eagle, while he earned all-city accolades as a sophomore, junior and senior.

He totaled 58 receptions for 911 yards and nine touchdowns during his prep career, which included three scores as both a junior and senior.

Anciaux helped the Crusaders to earn city league, sectional and regional championships in 2021, while they were regional champions in 2020. He also played basketball, in which he was a two-time captain and helped Kapaun to earn a pair of sub-state championships.

Anciaux chose K-State over offers from California, Iowa State, Kansas, Liberty, Memphis, Michigan State, Minnesota and Nebraska, as well as interest from Wisconsin. His primary recruiter was recruiting coordinator Taylor Braet.