WR-PR TRAMAINE THOMPSON SOPHOMORE
Following in the footsteps of Darren Sproles and Brandon Banks, Thompson could be the Wildcats' next diminutive playmaker. The 5' 7", 165-pound receiver is electrifying as a punt returner and will be counted on to make plays after the catch in the passing game.
FS TY ZIMMERMAN SOPHOMORE
A rangy safety with excellent instincts, Zimmerman earned second-team All--Big 12 and Freshman All-America honors last year. He and senior Tysyn Hartman once again make safety play the strength of the Wildcats' defense.
WR BRODRICK SMITH JUNIOR
Back at home, healthy and ready to play
The Minnesota transfer was off to a fast start in 2010, his first season playing for KSU, racking up 14 catches and three TDs in four games before breaking his leg against Nebraska. K-State lost two of its top three receivers from last year, so now that the Garden City, Kans., native is healthy, Smith will be relied on as the team's primary threat on the outside.