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Ben Rettele
73  Ben Rettele
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wetmore, Kan.

High School:
Sabetha HS

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 305

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
09/05/1980

Experience:
1L

2001 (Sophomore) - Played in five games. including one start, as a reserve lineman... earned his first career start when he opened Texas A&M game (10/20) at right guard... saw action as a reserve vs. New Mexico State (9/22), at Oklahoma (9/29) vs. Colorado (10/6), at Texas Tech (10/13)... missed the final five games with an injury... Blocked for a running game that broke a nearly 50-year-old school record for rushing yards per game with a 257.7 average... The team's per-game rushing average was 30 yards better than the school-record average of 227.4 set in 1953... The offense ranked fourth nationally both in rushing offense and rushing touchdowns (34)... Helped RB Josh Scobey become K-State's all-time single-season leader in rushing yards with 1,263 and career rushing touchdown leader with 31.

2000 (Freshman) - Played in 12 of Wildcats' 14 games as a reserve guard, including action in a reserve role in the 2001 Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl Classic.

1999 - Redshirt season.

Sabetha HS - First team all-state for Kansas Class 4A in 1998... Honorable mention all-state in 1997... All-Big 7 League pick in 1997 and 1998... Team captain in 1998... Selected to play in 1999 Shrine Bowl All-Star game... Three-year starter... High school coach was John Garber... Three-year letterwinner in basketball, earning All-Big 7 honors as a junior and senior... Four-year letterwinner in track.

Personal - Born Sept. 5, 1980... Parents are Dennis and Barbara Rettele... Last name is pronounced "RHETT-lee... Sister, Regina, plays basketball at Bethany College... Biggest sports thrill was winning 1997 state football championship.