DANIEL THOMAS (Second-Round Pick, 62nd Overall in 2011 NFL Draft)
After spending two seasons at community college, Daniel Thomas transferred to Kansas State and became one of the best running backs the program has ever seen.
In just two seasons with the school, Thomas rushed for 2,850 yards and 30 touchdowns. He was a tremendous running back for the Wildcats and seemed like a shoe in to make an impact in the NFL.
After being a second-round pick by the Miami Dolphins in the 2011 NFL Draft, Thomas disappointed as an NFL running back. He had a promising start to his pro career, rushing for over 100 yards in his second game ever.
Sadly, it was downhill from there, and the former K-State standout only lasted four seasons in the NFL, all spent with the Dolphins.
Despite being a K-State great, Daniel Thomas is another KSU running back that didn’t pan out as a pro.