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Kansas State DE Nate Matlack Enters Transfer Portal

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With transfer portal season officially upon us, college football fans are beginning to witness big names from their favorite teams announce their decision to enter the portal.

According to a report from K-State Online‘s Derek Young, Kansas State defensive end Nate Matlack will be entering the transfer portal after spending three seasons in Manhattan.


Matlack was a massive part of Chris Klieman’s defense in the 2023 season and started the majority of games in Manhattan. Matlack finished his junior season off with 15 total tackles and four sacks in his third year with the Wildcats.

Coming out of high school, the 6-foot-4, 241-pound pass rusher was listed as a three-star prospect by the 247Sports index in the Class of 2020, as well as the nation’s 679th-ranked player. He also checked in as the 32nd-ranked player at his position and the sixth-ranked player in the state of Kansas.

Through three years with the program, Matlack recorded 39 tackles, 10 sacks, two forced fumbles, and three pass breakups.

Kansas State will now have a new spot to fill ahead of the 2024 season. Still, with this offseason shaping up to include one of the busiest portal cycles in college football history, Chris Klieman should have some options available for replacement.

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