Countdown to Kickoff: 81 days away with tight end Konner Fox

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)

The Collegian continues the countdown to the start of the Kansas State football season with tight end Konner Fox — a 6 foot 5 inches, 225-pound sophomore from San Antonio, Texas.

Playing under head coach Lyndon Hamilton, Fox helped Reagan High School earn back-to-back 9-3 records his junior and senior seasons.

Over his final two years in high school, Fox totaled 1478 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns, earning himself all-district honors both years. He was also named to the San Antonio All-VYPE team and the San Antonio-Express News All-Area team in 2018.

Fox was recruited by Zach Hanson out of high school, rated as the 25th-best tight end prospect in the class of 2019 by ESPN and the 30th-best by 247sports. He received a three-star rating from 247sports and eventually picked K-State over the likes of Purdue, SMU and Duke.

After redshirting in 2019, Fox saw action in six games in 2020, including four of the final games. He recorded one catch for six yards against Iowa State.

Fox, a kinesiology major, will return for the 2021 season as one of nine tight ends on the roster, including seniors Nick Lenners and Cameron Cotton and senior transfer Daniel Imatorbhebhe.