Kansas State Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder has been one of the best college football coaches of the last 25 years and has coached some great players along the way.
The university announced on Thursday that they will induct four former players to the Football Ring of Honor. Those players are Darren Sproles, Michael Bishop, Jordy Nelson, and Clarence Scott.
All four had illustrious college careers but Sproles, Nelson, and Scott all made a distinct impact at the NFL level.
However, Bishop may have been the most successful during his time in Manhattan. He led the Wildcats to their first No. 1 ranking in school history in 1998, was a Heisman finalist, and won the Davey O’Brien award. He was 22-3 as a starter.
Sproles is the program’s all-time leading rusher with 4, 979 yards and was also a Heisman finalist. He helped lead the Wildcats to the 2003 Big XII championship.
Nelson bursted onto the scene as a senior and became an All-American. He recorded 122 receptions for 1,606 yards which still stands as the most in a single season in school history. He is now one of the best receivers in the NFL.
Finally, Clarence Scott played defensive back from 1968-1970 and was a first-team All-American. He had a long career in the NFL as a member of the Cleveland Browns and was an All-Pro in 1973.