The delay was caused by grade issues, which led to a two-year detour at Hutchinson Community College. While there, he played quarterback, running back and even a little wide receiver, while always keeping his focus on getting to K-State.
While speaking with media during K-State’s weekly media session on Tuesday, Pease, a junior running back, talked about the long road he took to Manhattan and what his role will be with the Wildcats moving forward. In his first game, he rushed for 11 yards on five carries while splitting time with John Hubert and Bryce Brown.
Did you have any butterflies in your stomach during your first game?
I really didn’t have many, but me just getting on the field for the first time, experiencing the environment was my best experience. The experience of playing in front of 50,000 people was great.
What are your expectations for Game 2?
Getting that first game out of the way, I think it will be a lot different. I mean, I made mistakes and I’m correcting those mistakes. When it comes to the next game, I will do better.