May 1, 2006

Cats appear to be set at wide receiver

Kansas State knew that wide receiver was a strength headed into spring practice, so it came as little surprise that the biggest play of the Spring Game was produced by a wide out when senior Yamon Figurs hauled in a 47-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Allen Webb to secure the win for the White squad.

A solid season from Figurs, who struggled last year, would provide a huge boost to K-State's passing game.

THE GOOD NEWS: Junior Jordy Nelson was K-State's best offensive player last season after making the move from defensive back to the wide receiver position.

Nelson looked even more sharp this spring than he did a year ago and figures to push for all-conference honors in 2006.

Figurs' production dropped heavily from his sophomore season (31 catches for 483 yards) to his junior campaign (14 catches for 243 yards).

The senior from Lakeland, Fla., still possesses world-class speed and seemed to have regained his confidence this spring; he should return to his original form in the fall.

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