The Kansas State football team will face the Stanford Cardinal to start the season. The Wildcats will need to keep an eye on these three Stanford players.
The 2021 Kansas State football season will begin in Arlington, Texas as the Kansas State Wildcats take on the Stanford Cardinal in AT&T stadium. The Wildcats and the Cardinal have not played each other often, only meeting once before in 2016, which resulted in a loss for the Kansas State football team.
Things have changed a lot over the past five years. Right now the question is which three players on Stanford’s roster should Kansas State football fans watch out for?
No. 1: Thomas Booker
Defensive end Thomas Booker is a senior from Ellicott City, Maryland. Booker is a powerful presence on the field and he finished last season with 21 tackles. It’s important to keep an eye on him at all times as he made a game-winning move in their game against the California Bears. In final moments of the game, Booker blocked a pass that would’ve tied the game.
Kansas State football: 3 Stanford Cardinal players to keep an eye on
No. 3: Kyu Blu Kelly
Another player to watch out for would is cornerback Kyu Blu Kelly. Kelly, a senior from Las Vegas, Nevada, is a talented defensive back. Prior to the start of the 2020 season, Kelly made the All Pac-12 third team and was a an All PAC-12 honorable mention.
Kelly has the potential to come out swinging this year, and while his stats might have gone down last season due to the shortened schedule, he will be ready to take the field by storm this Saturday. He is still someone the Kansas State football team needs to account for.
No. 3: Kendall Williamson
The final player to watch out for is Kendall Williamson, a safety from Snellville, Georgia. Last season, Williamson started in all six games that Stanford played. During the shortened season, Williamson racked up 32 tackles. Williamson has shown his dedication and effort on and off of the field as he has made the Pac-12 All-Academic Honor Roll two times in a row.
The Kansas State football team will have a run for its money this Saturday as Booker, Kelly, and Williamson will make things challenging for the Wildcats.