Countdown to Kickoff: 91 days away with defensive end Felix Anudike

Leading up to the start of K-State's 2021 football season, the Collegian takes a look at what to expect and highlights every player on the roster. (Archive photo by Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group)

Coming out a day late, Saturday marked 91 days until the Kansas State football team kicks off their 2021 season against Stanford. As a part of the Collegian’s countdown to kickoff, we take a look at No. 91 Felix Anudike, a 6 foot 3 inches, 244-pound sophomore defensive end from Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

As a true freshman in 2020, Anudike was part of just nine true freshmen to get playing time. He made his presence known in two out of the five games he played in, recording three tackles and one sack in 2020.

Anudike recorded two of those tackles in K-State’s 21-14 victory over TCU and his one sack of the season in the Wildcat’s 55-14 victory over KU.

Before coming to K-State, Anudike was a three-star prospect out of Lee’s Summit High School. He received first-team all-state player honors from the Missouri Football Coaches Association during his senior year, tallying 184 tackles, 55 tackles-for-loss and 13 sacks in his three years playing for the Tigers.

Originally committed to head coach Chris Klieman’s previous school — North Dakota State — Anudike decommitted on Dec. 17, 2019, committing to K-State that same day.

Klieman had plenty of praise for Anudike throughout this past spring season, going so far as to say he was the biggest surprise on the team.

“Felix Anudike is probably the biggest surprise for me,” Klieman said in his spring football wrap-up press conference in April. “I know how strong he is. He just needs to continue to have the game slowed down for him mentally, but he plays with a tremendous motor and does a really, really nice job for us.”

The first chance to see if Anudike will play a bigger role on the team is less than 91 days away.

Hey! I’m Cameron Bradley and I am the sports editor for the Collegian! I am a junior from Wichita, Kansas, and I am majoring in journalism. When I’m not working for the Collegian, I’m creating content and putting on broadcasts with K-StateHD.TV. I am also currently a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. I love sports, spending time with friends, family and doing everything that I do for the glory of God!