Daily Archives: Jan. 4, 2011

Best and worst of K-State football in 2010

Kansas State’s 7-6 football season was filled with ups and downs. Here is a look back at the best and worst of 2010:

Best Offensive Player: Daniel Thomas. For two seasons, he was Kansas State’s defining player. The offense revolved around him, and he finished his senior season with 1,585 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Best Defensive Player: David Garrett. K-State’s defense didn’t have much to be proud of in 2010, but Garrett was consistently strong. The junior cornerback led the Wildcats with 92 tackles (15 for loss), broke up nine passes and made an interception.

Best Special Teams Player: William Powell. It’s too bad Powell suffered a season-ending injury against Texas, because he was a really exciting player. The senior led the nation with a kick return average of 34.6 yards.
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Postgame: K-State 92, Savannah St. 61

Did Jacob Pullen have something to prove in his return to the basketball court Monday against Savannah State?

Of course he did. The negative attention he received for violating NCAA rules and not being able to play for three games really got to him. He was motivated.

And after scoring 24 points on one of the best shooting nights of his college career, it appears he is currently handling criticism a lot better than he handled praise in November and December.

“I have something to prove for the whole Big 12,” Pullen said. “I feel like a lot of people do not believe I should have been a preseason All-American. That is motivation, and I love when people do that. I love when people doubt me, and it has been the story of my life. I was never supposed to be good enough to do anything. I appreciate that, and I have something to prove for the rest of the season.”
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