Countdown to Kickoff: 34 days away with fullback Ben Sinnott

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 in at 6 foot 4 inches and weighing 245 pounds, Ben Sinnott was an outstanding athlete at Columbus Catholic High School, where he lettered in six sports.

Playing under head coach Brad Schmit, Sinnott had 61 career receptions for 958 yards and 22 touchdowns as a wide receiver and tight end. On defense, Sinnott recorded 109 career tackles, nine sacks, 27.5 tackles for loss and four picks as a defensive end.

He was nominated to the all-state team by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association as a tight end, wide receiver and defensive end and earned the Black Hawk County All-Metro Football Award on offense and defense in 2019. Sinnott was also awarded all-district honors for his efforts.

Sinnott initially committed to the University of South Dakota before signing with the Wildcats on Feb. 5, 2020.

Sinnott isn’t the only athlete in his family. His cousin, Ashlee Sinnott, plays volleyball at Northern Iowa. Another cousin, Zach Hammes, was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2002. Before arriving on campus, Sinnott already had connections to Kansas State. Both he and head coach Chris Klieman prepped at the same high school in Waterloo, Iowa.

As a redshirt freshman, Sinnott probably won’t see much playing time this season. However, he might return to tight end to help fill the void left by Briley Moore alongside Nick Lenners and Daniel Imatorbhebhe.