You didn’t think we’d leave out these guys, did you?  We talked about the defense and the offense already, now it’s time for a much smaller and more specialized group… because kickers and punters are people too.

Place Kickers

6 – Brandon Klimek

Home town kicker Brandon Klimek has been a 4 year practice squad player, but he is 100% in both field goals and PATs in his time at K-State, registering a 46 yard field goal against Texas A&M in 2009 and 2 PATs the same year against Tennessee Tech.

10 – Anthony Cantele

Wichita native Anthony Cantele started college at Missouri State as a soccer player before transferring to Kansas State and switching to real football.  The following year he scored a touchdown on a fake field goal against his former school.  This year against Missouri State he was perfect on 3 FGs and 6 PATs. Over his career he’s made 78.3% of his field goal attempts and has missed only 2 PATs on 112 attempts. He’s been consistently clutch including game winning field goals, including one against #15 Baylor last season, and 2 to tie the game in the 4 OT win vs. Texas A&M.  Cantele has earned his spot in a line of talented kickers in the history of Kansas State in the Bill Snyder eras.

Punter

9 – Ryan Doerr

With the game plan at Kansas State, field position is crucial, and when called upon to punt, Ryan Doerr has been phenomenal at providing the edge in the field position battle. Doerr, from Katy, TX, transferred to K-State from South Carolina and earned a 4 year strangle-hold on the starting punter position.  In 194 punts at K-State he’s had 30 of 50 or more yards, and has pinned the opponent inside the 20 yard line on 57 occasions.  His name frequently comes up when discussing the EMAWard for his contributions to field position and has been named the Big XII special teams player of the week.  Last season he was a finalist for the Ray Guy award.

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Mike is a '00 graduate of Kansas State University and holds season tickets for Football and Men's & Women's Basketball. He lives in Kansas City, but stays loyal to his Chicago sports (Bulls & Bears & Hawks & Sox). He's a social media marketer by day and dreams in purple at night.

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