K-State Football Announces 2019 Team Captains

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Courtesy of K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State announced Friday seven team captains that will represent the Wildcats throughout the 2019 following a team vote during the final week of fall camp.

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The seven players chosen by their teammates are quarterback Skylar Thompson, defensive tackle Trey Dishon, safety Denzel Goolsby, defensive end Wyatt Hubert, wide receiver Dalton Schoen, defensive end Reggie Walker and center Adam Holtorf.

All seven players are serving as team captains for the first time in their career. Hubert is just the eighth sophomore in program history to be named a captain. He is joined on that list by Mark Simoneau (1997), Terry Pierce (2001), Josh Freeman (2007), Alex Hrebec (2009), current K-State QB coach Collin Klein (2010), B.J. Finney (2012) and Dalton Risner (2016).

The seven team captains will join their teammates on Saturday for a “Meet the Cats” autograph session on the concourse of Bill Snyder Family Stadium from 2-3 p.m. Fans are asked to park on the west side of the stadium and enter through Gate B for the autograph session, while they are asked to limit the number of items to one per person and encouraged to provide their own item to be signed. The K-State Super Store at the Stadium on the west side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium will be open for the event.

K-State is closing in on a sellout for the season opener against Nicholls next Saturday, August 31, when the Wildcats usher in a new era of K-State football under head coach Chris Klieman. Fans can purchase tickets online at www.kstatesports.com/tickets, by phone at 1-800-221-CATS or at the main ticket office inside Bramlage Coliseum.

The game against the Colonels kicks off at 6 p.m., inside Bill Snyder Family Stadium and will be shown on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.