Kansas State offensive tackle Dalton Risner was nothing short of exceptional throughout the 2017 season.
A redshirt junior, Risner served as the anchor of K-State’s offensive line and helped pave the way for a ground game that ranked second in the Big 12 in rushing with 186.7 yards per game and second in yards per carry at 4.8. Furthermore, Risner seldom allowed pressure to reach the quarterback en route to a Pro Football Focus grade of 90.3. Not surprisingly Dalton was named a First Team All-American by Pro Football Focus and more recently, was honored as a Second Team All-America selection by CBS Sports.
Risner now becomes Kansas State’s first offensive lineman to earn All-America honors since B.J. Finney in 2014.
He was also one of just nine Big 12 members to be named to CBS Sports All-America teams.
A two-time team captain, Risner has started all 38 career games at Kansas State, including 13 at center as a freshman. His 2017 effort earned him First Team All-Big 12 recognition, as well.
With Kansas State headed to the Cactus Bowl against UCLA, Risner will aim to replicate the efforts that earned his such praise in what may be his final game as a Wildcat. The Cactus Bowl is set for kickoff at 8:00 p.m. CT on Dec. 26 on ESPN.
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