2013 Senior Day Guide: Offense Mike Tufano November 20, 2013 Features, Overtime It’s hard to believe it’s already senior day on Saturday! Every one of these seniors earned a Big 12 Championship ring last season, and are looking to finish their home careers with a win over Oklahoma. Some you’ve heard of, and some you might not. But here’s the guide to all the seniors on offense. Cornelius Lucas Offensive Line Tavon Rooks Rooks joined K-State in 2012 after his time at Navarro Junior College. He’s been an integral part of a an extremely successful offensive line that has been opening holes like crazy the second half of the season. Last season he earned All Big 12 honorable mention. Keenan Taylor Another starting offensive lineman, Keenan Taylor has played in all but one game in his collegiate career. He started every game last year for the Big 12 Champion Wildcats, and he’s felt like a huge part of the team since high school, where in Tulsa he played with Tyler Lockett and Dante Barnett. Cornelius Lucas A 1st Team All-Big 12 selection last season, Cornelius Lucas may very well become the first player ever to wear number 78 at K-State and move on to the NFL. He’s been the anchor this incredibly successful 2 year run for the K-State offensive line. William Cooper This senior from Hayti, Missouri has been a scout team player and a consistent part of the team since his redshirt season in 2009. Someone has to make those starting defensive linemen better, right? Robert Rose Running Backs Robert Rose The diminutive Robert Rose has been a nice change of pace back for the Wildcats, particularly in the past two seasons. He hasn’t gotten a ton of carries, but when he does his incredibly quickness is always exciting. He got his first career touchdown this season against UMass and added another in the Iowa State game. John Hubert They’re not boooing, they’re saying “Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuubert.” John Hubert has been a mainstay in the K-State backfield since his freshman year. With 2 games left in his career he has 2,676 yards rushing and 29 touchdowns. When he caught a TD pass in the 2011 game against Baylor he was the first K-State running back to catch one in 3 years. As a member of the 2012 Big 12 Championship team he also took individual honors as 1st Team All-Big 12. Tramaine Thompson Wide Receivers Torell Miller Miller came to K-State from New Orleans as a defensive back, but has made a nice transition to wide receiver. He caught two big passes in the Cotton Bowl in 2011 and has caught touchdown passes in both 2012 and 2013. Tramaine Thompson Tramaine Thompson has become a big play machine! Part of the amazing wide receiver duo along with Tyler Lockett, he has amassed over 1500 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns in offenses that haven’t been known for passing the ball… and that doesn’t even count his success as a punt returner. No question, Tramaine has been one of the most dynamic athletes in the second Bill Snyder era. Evan Loomis Evan transferred from Dodge City Community College and has worked had with playing time as a blocking wide receiver and as a practice squad player. His brother, Jared, played linebacker at K-State as well. Stephen Johnson Johnson came to K-State from Fresno, California and has seen limited playing time, but did get his first career catch, a 7 yard reception, during the Baylor game this season. Logan Stephens Logan transferred from Dodge City Community College, and while he hasn’t recorded a reception in a game yet, he has been a special teams mainstay in his time at K-State, including 4 special teams tackles in the 2012 season. Andre McDonald Tight Ends Andre Jackson Jackson, originally from Miami, Florida, transferred from West Hills Community College. A member of K-State’s scout team, he has no recorded statistics in his time in Manhattan. Andre McDonald At 6’8″ and 278lbs, Andre McDonald has been a fantastic blocking tight end. He hauled in the touchdown pass just before halftime of the 2011 Cotton Bowl and had a 2 point conversion completion at Colorado in 2010.