James Gilbert (34) has graduated and his jersey number will be inherited by walk-on tight end Ben Sinnott. | Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images
In which BracketCat counts down the third day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State tight end Ben Sinnott.
#34 Ben Sinnott
True Freshman | 6-3 | 220 lbs. | Waterloo, Iowa
- Position: Tight End
- Previous College: None
- Projection: Redshirt
- Status: Walk-On
Benjamin Thomas Sinnott (b. June 14, 2002) is a walk-on tight end from Columbus Catholic High School in Waterloo, Iowa, who plans on majoring in kinesiology. He’ll likely redshirt.
Sinnott lettered three years for the Sailors under head coach Brad Schmit.
He was named to the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association all-state team as a tight end, wide receiver and defensive end; earned the Black Hawk County All-Metro Football Award on offense in 2019 and defense in 2019; and also picked up all-district honors.
Sinnott hauled in 61 career receptions for 958 yards and 22 touchdowns, while he also had 24 carries for 194 yards and five scores.
Defensively, he totaled 109 career tackles, nine sacks, 27.5 tackles for loss and four picks, and also lettered in baseball, golf, tennis, track and hockey.
Sinnott’s cousin, Ashlee Sinnott, played volleyball at Northern Iowa, while another cousin of his, Zach Hammes, was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers.