Entering the 2010 football season, there is absolutely no doubt about Kansas State’s situation at running back.
Daniel Thomas is the man.
After leading the Big 12 in rushing last season with 1,265 yards and 11 touchdowns on 247 touches, Thomas is a preseason All-American and a candidate for both the Doak Walker and Maxwell awards.
The senior can play quarterback out of the Wildcat Formation, he can plow through linebackers after taking hand offs and he’s a pretty good blocker on pass plays.
As he goes, so goes Kansas State. Everybody knows that by now.
So it wouldn’t make much sense to devote an entire blog post to his domination of the position. Aside from avoiding the occasional fumble on long runs (he lost one or two last season) there is nothing to critique.
Instead, let’s examine his backups and fullback Braden Wilson.