Kansas State defensive end Darren Howard in 1998. John Sleezer The Kansas City Star
Kansas State defensive end Darren Howard in 1998. John Sleezer The Kansas City Star

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The Star’s top five K-State pass rushers

By KELLIS ROBINETT

The Kansas City Star

August 23, 2014 01:00 PM

Darren Howard, 1996-99: Howard is K-State’s career leader with 291/2 sacks, but his pass-rushing skills didn’t stop there. He also made 67 sacks in the NFL.

Nyle Wiren, 1993-96: If you want to see the former K-State defensive end in action (he ranks second in program history with 271/2 sacks), watch “The Longest Yard” remake. Wiren is the body double for “Stone Cold” Steve Austin during football scenes.

Dirk Ochs, 1993-95: Ochs piled up 24 sacks in three seasons, ranking third on K-State’s career list.

Ryan Mueller 2010-present: The senior from Leawood tied K-State’s single-season record with 111/2 sacks last season. Can he break it as a senior?

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Ian Campbell 2005-08: Like Mueller and Wiren, Campbell had 111/2 sacks in a single season. He went on to record 201/2 in his career.

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