By RON PRESTON
MANHATTAN –– Although it is spring on the calendar, the Kansas Sate Wildcat football team reports for summer workouts beginning Monday in Manhattan.
This means that Abilene High School alumni Curry and Collin Sexton along with Cody Whithair will begin the grind and grueling conditioning and lifting program under the direction of Strength and Conditioning Coach Chris Dawson and his staff.
The expectations are high for the defending Big 12 Champion Wildcats who must replace several key personnel including Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback Collin Kline, middle-linebacker Arthur Brown, receiver Chris Harper and eight other defensive starters plus both kickers due to graduation.
It all begins Monday.
“Monday morning at 6 a.m. is our first run,” Collin Sexton, a red-shirt freshman said.
“We’ll run four times a week, lift four times a week and we’ll have a little seven-on-seven sessions four times a week,” Collin said.
“If the weather stays like this, it’ll be ideal,” junior Curry Sexton said.
“The turf can get hot in the heat of the summer, but the new turf we have now at Kansas State is not as bad as some are,’ Curry added.
“The workouts are to get us into shape and to our playing weight, especially for me,” sophomore Cody Whitehair said.
“I’m currently about 310 to 312 and will get down to 305 to 308 where offensive line coach (Charlie) Dickey wants me to play at,” Whitehair said.
Curry is a two-time elected Player Representative, who along with the Team Captains of the football team are instrumental in leading the players, especially the new players to the program, showing them the routines of Kansas Sate football and keeping everyone one focused on the main goal of being prepared and getting better each and every day.