Kansas State wide receiver Byron Pringle (9) is pushed out of bounds by Oklahoma place kicker Austin Seibert (43) in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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The Eyes of Texas: Three Wildcats the Horns will be watching

Posted October 22nd, 2016

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On Saturday against Kansas State, the eyes of Texas will be upon …

 

Texas Longhorns’ (82) Geoff Swaim fights for yardage against Kansas State Wildcats(9) Elijah Lee in the NCAA college football game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium Saturday, Oct 25, 2014. (RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN- STATESMAN)
Texas Longhorns’ (82) Geoff Swaim fights for yardage against Kansas State Wildcats(9) Elijah Lee in the NCAA college football game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium Saturday, Oct 25, 2014. (RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN- STATESMAN)

ELIJAH LEE, LINEBACKER

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Lee, a junior who was as a defensive lineman in high school, ranks third in the Big 12 with 51 tackles, including 32 solo stops. In the 17-16 loss to West Virginia on Oct. 1, Lee had 14 tackles and picked up the Big 12’s defensive player of the week award. Lee has registered 11 tackles in his last two games with Texas, and he’s sacked a Longhorns quarterback each time.

MORGANTOWN, WV - NOVEMBER 20: Clint Trickett #9 of the West Virginia Mountaineers is sacked by Jordan Willis #75 of the Kansas State Wildcats in the second quarter during the game on November 20, 2014 at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
MORGANTOWN, WV – NOVEMBER 20: Clint Trickett #9 of the West Virginia Mountaineers is sacked by Jordan Willis #75 of the Kansas State Wildcats in the second quarter during the game on November 20, 2014 at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

JORDAN WILLIS, DEFENSIVE LINEMAN

Willis has six sacks, which is matched in the big 12 only by Oklahoma’s Ogbonnia Okoronkwo and Kansas’ Dorance Armstrong Jr. The 6-5, 258-pound Willis is tied for fifth in Kansas State history with 20.5 career sacks. He’s nine sacks away from Darren Howard’s school mark.

Kansas State wide receiver Byron Pringle (9) is pushed out of bounds by Oklahoma place kicker Austin Seibert (43) in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Kansas State wide receiver Byron Pringle (9) is pushed out of bounds by Oklahoma place kicker Austin Seibert (43) in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

BYRON PRINGLE, WIDE RECEIVER

Pringle is Kansas State’s second-leading receiver, with 13 catches for 210 yards and a 19-yard touchdown. Pringle, though, has been an even bigger weapon on special teams; he’s averaging a Big 12-best 31.6 yards per kickoff return, and also scored on a kickoff return against Texas Tech. Pringle, a Butler Community College transfer who has also returned five punts, has twice been named the Big 12’s special teams player of the week.

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