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Kansas State Lands SEMO DB Tyler Nelome

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The Kansas State Wildcats just added another defensive back in the transfer portal in SEMO corner back Tyler Nelome.

While the Wildcats haven’t been the most active in the transfer portal since winning the Big 12 Conference, they’ve done a good job of addressing their departures at both the DB position and the D-line position this offseason.


The Wildcats lost two DBs from the Big 12 Championship team with Julius Brents and Ekow Boye-Doe both graduating and finding spots on NFL rosters. Nelome spent his first two seasons with SEMO and logged 30 total tackles in his time in Cape Girardeau.

Coming out of high school, Nelome was listed as a three-star prospect by the 247Sports index as well as the 85th corner back in the nation, and the 97th-ranked player in the state of Georgia.

Chris Klieman has a history of turning DBs from smaller schools into contributors at K-State, most recently Kobe Savage, who earned All-Big 12 Honors in his first season with the Wildcats after starting his college career at Tyler junior college in Texas.

Nelome and the Wildcats kick their season off on September 2nd against SEMO, Tyler Nelome’s former team. As a key member of the DB room for the Wildcats, Nelome finds himself with a prime opportuntity to showcase his skills against his former university to start the season off.

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