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Zimmerman is USA Today All-American

By The Mercury

Kansas State senior safety Ty Zimmerman was named to the USA Today All-America team.

Zimmerman, who earned second-team honors, picked up All-America honors for the second straight season.

Last year, the Junction City product earned second-team All-America by, third-team honors from the Associated Press and was an honorable mention selection by Sports Illustrated.

A two-time team captain, Zimmerman logged 69 tackles in 10 games this season to go along with three tackles for loss and three interceptions. He returned two of his interceptions for touchdowns to lead the Big 12 and tie for second nationally.

Zimmerman has 13 career interceptions to tie for third in school history, while his 221 career interception-return yards is second.

Earlier this week, Zimmerman was named an All-Big 12 first-team performer by both the league’s coaches and the Associated Press. His designations made him the first player in school history to garner four straight all-conference accolades.

Zimmerman, who has been injured since Nov. 16, could return in time for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against Michigan on Dec. 28.

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