Flint Hills Discovery Center Hosts K-State Day

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - While it may be basketball season, K-State fans got a big taste of football on Saturday at the Flint Hills Discovery Center as both current and former players were on hand to experience the football exhibit.

The day served as an opportunity for athletes and visitors alike to interact in a new and unique way.

"When I was a little kid I looked up to the high schoolers and then the college guys and I thought, you know, they’re my heroes too," said Wildcat Quarterback Jake Waters. "So to be able to kind of be in that position where they’re kind of looking up to us, it’s pretty special. You know, all of us try to give back as much as possible."

The athletes helped introduce visitors to the science, mathematics, and technology behind the game of football. The exhibit features nine different zones, each addressing a different aspect of the game.

"The players from K-State couldn’t have been better," said Discover Center Director Fred Goss. "Just very ingratiating and worked very great with the public to show the scientific and the physical sides of football, the exhibition, what they do every day in practice, in the weight room, as well as on the field on Saturdays or afternoons and Saturday nights as well."

The new exhibit will feature three more Saturday specials and will run through June 1st.