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Will Geary plays close to the ground as anchor of KSU defense

At 6-feet, 290 pounds, Will Geary looks like a college defensive tackle straight out of central casting.

Long-known as the strongest Kansas State player, Geary defers, claiming back-up tackle Raymond Price should get that label. But he will give in a little, saying, “Okay, maybe on some lists (I am).”

His weight-room numbers are staggering. He says his best bench press is “about 410 right now.” His best squat is about 630 pounds, and his best clean is 395.

The burly senior anchors the middle of the defensive line and pretty much goes unnoticed. He’s fine with that. Some of it comes with the territory of being a defensive tackle, and some of it is the low-key personality of Geary.

Kansas State should contend for Big 12 Football Championship + optimism high for better Days at Kansas and Missouri

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One has high aspirations, another is hoping to continue recent moderate progress and the third is hoping to make a quick turnaround from recent failures. That’s the story line for the area’s Division I football programs.

Kansas State’s football program is dreaming of a landmark season, with the goal of bringing home the league crown. The Kansas football program has only won two games the last two seasons, and 14 over the last seven campaigns, but there’s optimism in Lawrence that hasn’t been there in several years. Missouri’s football program is hoping a 4-8 season in 2016, in coach Barry Odom’s first season, is an aberration, not the start of a trend.

Best Sports Moments: Kansas City Sports’ Top 5 of 2016

JANUARY 2017 – With another year in the books, we wanted to take a look back at the best sports moments of 2016… and see what made last year so great. Some of our teams didn’t quite live up to expectations or make the postseason run we wanted, but they filled the past year with some great moments. As we start into the new year, let’s take a look back at the 5 best of 2016.

K-State’s Travis Britz is no longer overlooked

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SEPTEMBER 2015 – Travis Britz grew up in the Kansas City area. He has certainly watched Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon throw out runners trying to stretch an extra base. For years, opponents would challenge Gordon’s arm, and Gordon would keep proving that it wasn’t a good challenge.

Gordon led the American League with 20 outfield assists in 2011, his first year in left field, when he won the first of four straight Gold Gloves. He had back-to-back seasons of 17 assists. Finally, teams stopped trying to gain that extra base. Gordon finished with just eight outfield assists last year, when he won the Platinum Glove for the best defender at any position in the American League.

Why is that relevant in college football? Because Britz is Kansas State’s version of Gordon.