K-State’s Risner Named Walter Camp All-American

MANHATTAN, Kan. (K-State release) Kansas State senior right tackle Dalton Risner was named to the prestigious Walter Camp All-America team, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Thursday during The Home Depot ESPN College Football Award Show.

With his recognition, Risner becomes the second Wildcat offensive lineman in school history to earn All-America accolades in consecutive seasons, joining Nick Leckey in 2002 and 2003. It is the first time Risner has been named a Walter Camp All-American, while it is the second-straight year the organization has honored a Wildcat (D.J. Reed, KR).

The All-America accolade is one of many for Risner this week as he was named a First Team All-American by Pro Football Focus and was a second-team honoree by Sports Illustrated and The Athletic.

A product of Wiggins, Colorado, Risner was one of three players to be named the 2018 Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year, while he was a First Team All-Big 12 performer. He led an offensive unit that finished third in the Big 12 by averaging 182.6 rushing yards per game, which included a 184.2-yard average in conference games to rank second.

The Wildcat rushing attack averaged 208.6 yards and 2.3 rushing touchdowns per game in the final seven contests after averaging 146.2 yards and 0.8 rushing touchdowns in the first five, a majority of the former going over Risner’s right tackle position.

Risner finished his career by starting 50 of the Wildcats’ 51 games over the last four years. He was a Freshman All-American in 2015 after starting all 13 games at center before moving to right tackle the last three years, each of which ended with All-Big 12 honors.