MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State football program conducted its second annual Spring Game Draft Tuesday at the Vanier Football Complex with defensive coordinator Tim Tibesar and offensive coordinator James Franklin selecting their respective squads for Saturday's scrimmage at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Franklin, who will coach the Purple team, won the coin toss for the draft’s first overall selection and quickly snatched sophomore quarterback Josh Freeman, according to K-State head coach Ron Prince.
Tibesar, the White team head coach, also stayed in his area of expertise with his first pick and selected senior defensive end Rob Jackson.
The draft was completed in roughly an hour, according Prince, who served as the commissioner during the selection process.
On Thursday night, the two teams will practice separately for Saturday's spring game, with one squad working out in K-State's indoor football facility and the other practicing in Snyder Family Stadium, weather permitting.
Kickoff for Saturday's Spring Game is scheduled for 6 p.m. The game can be heard live over portions of the K-State Sports Network. A list of stations carrying the game is expected to be finalized by Wednesday, April 19.