Kansas State's best players from the state of Florida

Top 10 list of the best players at K-State from the state of Florida

#1 Darren Howard DE 1996-1999 Gulport, FL  3rd team All American in 1999. 2nd team all Big 12 1997, 1st team all Big 12 1998 & 1999. K-State's career leader in sacks (29.5). Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2000 NFL draft

#2 Tim Colston DT 1992-1995 Tampa, FL  1st team All American (Walter Camp, AFCA, Sporting News) 1995. Big 8 Defensive player of the year 1995. 1st team all Big 8 1994 & 1995. Most career sacks by a DT at K-State.

#3 Martin Gramatica K 1994-1998 LaBelle, FL 1997 Lou Groza award winner. 1st team All American 1997, 2nd team All American 1998. 1st team all Big 12 1997 & 1998. NCAA record for longest field goal without a tee (65 yards). Drafted in the 3rd round of the 1999 NFL draft.

#4 Todd Weiner OT 1994-1997 Coral Springs, FL 2nd team All American (Sporting News) 1997. 3rd team all Big 12 1996, 1st team all Big 12 1997. Drafted in the 2nd Round of the 1998 NFL Draft.

#5 Damion McIntosh OT/DT 1996-1999 Hollywood, FL  Made all Big 12 squads as a offensive lineman and defensive tackle. 2nd team all Big 12 1998. Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2000 NFL draft.

#6 Percell Gaskins LB 1993-1995 Daytona Beach, FL 3rd team All American 1995. 1st team all Big 8 1995. Drafted in the 4th round of the 1996 NFL draft.

#7 Mario Smith S 1993-1996 Miami, FL 1st team all Big 12 1996

#8 Eric Hickson RB 1994-1998 Fort Lauderdale, FL  Honorable mention all Big 12 1997 & 1998. Left K-State as the all time leader in rushing yards and TDs.

#9 Mike Lawrence RB 1994-1997 Miami, FL  Hornorable mention all Big 12 1997. Left K-State at the all time leading rusher and with the most rushing yards in a game.

#10 Randall Evans CB 2011-2014 Miami, FL  1st team all Big 12 in 2014. Drafted in the 6th round of the 2015 NFL draft.

While none of the Wildcats make the all-time Florida top 50 list, you can see who does make the cut here:

https://247sports.com/Season/2021-Football/AllTimeRecruitRankings/?InstitutionGroup=HighSchool&State=FL

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CatBacker02
CatBacker02

Give me Gramatica over Colston all day. Would probably put McIntosh at three.

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The K-State Fan
The K-State Fan

People love Gramatica and rightfully so, but in my mind Colston was the best DT to play for K-State in the last 30 years. I will always put the best DT over the best kicker. But that's just me.