Leveston Taken on Final Day of NFL Draft

By Jayson Henderson

MANHATTAN, Kan. – On the last day of the 2024 NFL Draft, Kansas State’s offensive lineman KT Leveston joined his fellow K-State teammates in being selected, continuing the tradition of Wildcats making their mark in professional football.

Leveston’s journey to the NFL saw him being picked by the Los Angeles Rams as the 254th overall selection in the seventh round. This makes him the seventh Wildcat to be chosen by the Rams, with the most recent being Russ Yeast in 2021.

Earlier in the draft, Ben Sinnott was selected by the Washington Commanders in the second round, while Cooper Beebe found a place with the Dallas Cowboys in the third round. This continues a trend for the Wildcats, as they had four players drafted the previous season, marking a resurgence in NFL interest for Kansas State.

Hailing from Waco, Texas, Leveston’s college career saw him play in 50 games, starting in 32, including a streak of 27 consecutive starts. His consistent performance earned him All-Big 12 Honorable Mention nods in his final two seasons. Notably, Leveston was penalized only once during his last two seasons, showcasing his discipline on the field over 1,842 offensive snaps.

Leveston’s contribution to the Wildcats’ offense was significant, as evidenced by their impressive rankings in various categories, including a school-record 30 passing touchdowns and top 10 rankings in offensive yards per game, first downs, and total yards. K-State also boasted top 30 national rankings in multiple offensive categories, highlighting their offensive prowess during Leveston’s tenure.

As the NFL draft concludes, attention now shifts to the signing of rookie free agents, with the possibility of more Wildcats finding homes in professional football. Updates on these signings will be made public by the respective organizations in the coming days.

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