MANHATTAN, KS (KSNT) - K-State wasn't known for its passing game last season, but that could change in 2019. The emergence of Hunter Rison is a big reason why. The son of Super Bowl champion and former NFL All-Pro wide receiver Andre Rison, Hunter Rison is ready to make a name for himself this fall.
"I''m not gonna let anybody punk me, anybody push me off the line, nothing like that, so aggressive, just a receiver that's supposed to do his job," said sophomore wide receiver Hunter Rison.
Rison sat out last season after transferring from Michigan State.
"He's came a long ways," said quarterback Skylar Thompson. "I really think his offense that he ran at Michigan State is really similar to what we do with our offense in the pro style language, so he's done a great job."
"He's a great athlete, has a great ability to go make plays, he's really creative and crafty with his route running, just has this ability to get himself wide open, and also just has great hands," added senior wide receiver Dalton Schoen.
With Courtney Messingham's offense installed this spring, Rison is enjoying the freedom it presents.
"Every play somebody is going to be open. It's execution, so it's on us at that point. He puts us in the right spots, puts us in the right places and he just puts it on us, so I'm loving it," says Rison.
K-State also appears to have more depth at receiver than in recent years.
"Me, Schoen, Zube's obviously out right now, but Seth (Porter), Keen (Wykeen Gill), I just feel we're so loaded we could do all types of things," said Rison.