You need more than the fingers on two hands to count the Plano Wildcats football alumni that are playing college ball this season. Let’s check in on them (in alphabetical order). Television listings as scheduled on September 5.
Beau Brence, #48 UNLV – Beau is is playing his final year of eligibility after redshirting his freshman year. During his college career Beau has lettered on both sides of the ball.
Collin Brence, #38 Baylor - Collin is playing his second year for Baylor, having played in all 13 games of Baylor’s 2011 season and post-season. Baylor is hosting Sam Houston State this Saturday at 6:00 p.m., which will be televised on FOX College Sports.
Rex Burkhead, #22 Nebraska - Rex has racked up an impressive record of superlative play in his first three years at Nebraska, and looks to rack up even more this year as a true senior. Nebraska will head west to play UCLA this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The game will be televised on FOX (HD).
Blair Burns, #20 Wyoming - Playing as a true freshman last year, Blair will be a starting cornerback for the Wyoming Cowboys this year, and is credited with 8 tackles against Texas in the season opener.
Stephen Collins, #94 Wayland Baptist - Wayland Baptist played its first football game in 72 years last week, and as a defensive tackle Stephen is in the school’s record book with a tackle for a loss.
Andrew Dockrill, Midwestern State - Andrew will be joining the rest of his team as the Mustangs start their season this weekend against Tarleton State.
Hanur Kim, #62 Princeton – Hanur heads into his senior year at Princeton after starting all 10 games for the Tigers last season on the O-line.
Murat Kuzu, #24 Nebraska - Murat walked-on and was redshirted by the Huskers last year, and is identified as an I-back this year, in the shadow of fellow Plano alum Burkhead.
Taylor May, #88 Oklahoma State - Redshirted last year at OSU, Taylor has been on the field seeing action already this season. The OSU Cowboys will be playing Arizona on Saturday at 9:30 p.m., televised on the PAC-12 Network/pac-12.com.
Blake McJunkin, #63 SMU - Blake is in his final year of play at SMU after an injury sidelined him early last season in what otherwise would have been his last year on the field for the Mustangs. Blake is the older (dare we say “big”?) brother of current Wildcats football player Burt McJunkin. The Mustangs will be hosting Stephen F. Austin this Saturday at 7:00 p.m., and the game will be televised on Time Warner Cable.
Carson Meger, #13 UTEP - Carson enters his third year of eligibility this season and has already seen playing time at the QB position, passing and rushing in last week’s season opener. UTEP will play Ole Miss this Saturday at 6:00 p.m. The game will be televised on FS South/ESPN-GP/espn3.
Kevin Merrill, #19 Wayland Baptist - Kevin joins fellow Plano grad Stephen Collins on the team.
Connor Michelsen, #12 Princeton - Connor saw playing time in the QB position last year in two games as a true freshman. With blocking by fellow Plano Alum Hanur Kim, Connor will likely see more Ivy League play time this year.
Darron Shannon, #71 Evangel University - Darron is currently slated to be an offensive lineman for the Crusaders.