NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WIBW) - Kansas State's Dalton Risner is from Wiggins, Colorado. And now, he gets to start his NFL career in his home state.
The Denver Broncos took the former Wildcat on Friday night in the second round of the NFL Draft with the 41st overall pick.
As an anchor of Kansas State's offensive line, Risner started 50 of 51 games as a Wildcat. He's one of four offensive linemen in the history of the Big 12 to earn three straight All-Big 12 First Team honors.
Risner's entire career in Manhattan was decorated, as he was a First-Team All-American as a senior right tackle and a Freshman All-American as a center. He was also a three-year team captain.
Off of the football field, the offensive lineman made a lasting impact. Risner became involved in many charitable projects and continues to add to them.
You can hear from the Colorado native below on how he got emotional when receiving the phone call that fulfilled his dream.