K-State's football team takes the field against West Virginia at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on October 26, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
Following the departure of Daniel Sams, Kansas State football was in desperate need of depth at the quarterback position. The Wildcats were left with just two scholarship QB's after Sams confirmed his transfer to McNeese State.
Gopowercat.com reported on Monday that K-State found the answer in 2012 YouTube sensation, Taylor Laird. The Oakmont High School graduate first struck national attention after executing a trick play (known as the "bouquet pass") to win a football game.
Aside from his tricks, Laird is a straight shooter. He passed for over 1,800 yards, rushed for 686 yards and threw 25 touchdown passes his senior year.
Laird is coming out of Sacramento City College, where the juco student-athlete was hurt for the majority of the season. Kansas State has granted the California native a medical redshirt; therefore he'll be listed as a redshirt freshman in 2014.
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