Kansas State Football Heroes
The following Kansas State players are in the College Football Hall of Fame:
- Gary Spani (2002)
Kansas State players and coaches have won the following national awards:
- Lou Groza Award (Outstanding kicker) – Martín Gramática, 1997
- Davey O’Brien Award (Nation’s top quarterback) – Michael Bishop, 1998
- Jim Thorpe Award (Outstanding defensive back) – Terence Newman, 2002
- Walter Camp Coach of the Year – Bill Snyder, 1998
- Paul “Bear” Bryant Award – Bill Snyder, 1998
- Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award – Bill Snyder, 1998
Heisman Trophy history:
- Lynn Dickey finished tenth in the 1970 Heisman Trophy voting.
- Michael Bishop finished second in the 1998 Heisman Trophy voting.
- Darren Sproles finished fifth in the 2003 Heisman Trophy voting.
Former Wildcats currently in the NFL
Notable former Wildcats
- Bold represents that the player was an All-American at Kansas State University
David Allen, Jonathan Beasley, Monty Beisel, Michael Bishop, Josh Buhl, Jerametrius Butler, Chris Canty, Rock Cartwright, Tim Colston, Jarrod Cooper, Henry Cronkite, Lynn Dickey, Zac Diles, Demarcus Faggins, Mario Fatafehi, Josh Freeman, Yamon Figurs, Martin Gramatica, Steve Grogan, Ray Hahn, Joe Hall, Darren Howard, Kevin Huntley, Jeff Kelly, Ben Leber, Nick Leckey, Ryan Lilja, Aaron Lockett, Kevin Lockett, George Maddox, Chad May, Darnell McDonald, Jon McGraw, Damion McIntosh, Shad Meier, Jaime Mendez, Quincy Morgan, Frank Murphy, Jordy Nelson, Terence Newman, Terry Pierce, Thomas Randolph, Jamie Rheem, Joe Rheem, Ell Roberson, Josh Scobey, Clarence Scott , Mark Simoneau, Sean Snyder, Gary Spani, Darren Sproles, Veryl Switzer, Taco Wallace, Rashad Washington