The Kansas State Wildcats got a huge boost to their defense on Saturday when linebacker Daniel Green announced he would be returning for the 2023 season.
Green in part on his Twitter post wrote, “After a senior season plagued by injury and not being 100% for most of the year, I want to finish my college career playing my best ball… see y’all in the fall.”
Despite saying he was not 100% for most of the season, Green played in 13 games, with 58 total tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. Green had a season-high 10 tackles in K-State’s win over TCU in the Big 12 Championship Game. Green was a 2022 Preseason All-Big 12 selection and ended up as an Honorable Mention player.
Saturday was a good day for the Wildcats defense. Earlier in the day, the Cats added Mississippi State defensive lineman Jevon Banks in the transfer portal. Banks had 25 tackles and a half-sack over his three seasons in Starkville with the Bulldogs.
Last season, K-State’s defense led the Big 12 in defensive efficiency on the season, while ranking in the top half of the league in total defense, rushing defense and passing defense.