BREAKING: Wildcat defensive back Russ Yeast drafted to Los Angeles

Defensive back, Russ Yeast, intercepts the ball from West Virginia and runs it back on Nov. 13, 2021. (Archive photo by Elizabeth Sandstrom | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State defensive back Russ Yeast was selected by the Los Angeles Rams with the 253rd overall pick in the NFL Draft.

The transfer from Louisville started 13 games for K-State in 2021 and recorded 48 tackles and four interceptions over the course of his lone season in Manhattan. He earned First Team All-Big 12 honors from the coaches.

Yeast joins quarterback Skylar Thompson as the two Wildcats drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft. The last time K-State had multiple players chosen was 2019.

Hi! I'm Nathan Enserro, an alumnus from Olathe, Kansas. I graduated in spring 2022 with a Masters in Mass Communication, and I graduated in spring 2020 with a Bachelor's of Science in strategic communications from K-State. I covered K-State sports for the Collegian for four years.