After a prolific two-year career with Kansas State, Byron Pringle is headed to the NFL. The former Wildcats star officially signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday.
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Pringle was a playmaker for the Wildcats after transferring to Kansas State from Butler Community College. The 6-foot-1 wide receiver from Tampa declared for the draft in January along with cornerback D.J. Reed, whom the San Francisco 49ers drafted in the fifth round.
Pringle made his biggest impact in Week 12, with a 4-touchdown game against Oklahoma State. Pringle produced 166 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns. He also contributed an 89-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. He earned Big 12 Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the performance.
After a turbulent start to his career, Pringle turned his life around at Kansas State. Pringle missed his junior season of high school after running into trouble with the law in Tampa. He signed with Youngstown State in 2012, but a robbery arrest ended his time there before he took the field.
Pringle ended up at Butler Community College, where he redshirted a year before starring in 2015. He arrived in Manhattan, Kan., the next year as a 22-year old sophomore, and finished his Wildcats career with more than 1,300 receiving yards and 12 total touchdowns.
One of the most dangerous deep threats in college football, Pringle led Kansas State with 705 receiving yards on 28 receptions — producing an average of 25.2 yards per reception that was the best in the nation.