Elijah Sullivan, Junior Linebacker, Kansas State

Kelly Thompson

Elijah Sullivan, a Georgia native, is one of the undisputed leaders of the Wildcats this season. He's entering his 5th year in Manhattan and will replay his Junior year this year after injury prevented him from completing 2018. 

Sullivan is an outstanding linebacker for the Cats - with speed, power and great instincts. 

Officially Kansas State's website says the following:

2018: Played in three games with one start, missing a majority of the season due to injury... Carded seven tackles on the year, including a season high five stops at West Virginia... Granted a medical hardship for the season.

2017: Played in all 13 games, including starts at linebacker at Vanderbilt and against UCLA in the Cactus Bowl... Carded 28 tackles on the year, which included a team-best nine special teams stops with six of those coming on kickoff coverage... Had a career-high six tackles against UCLA... Came away with his first-career sack at Kansas... Also recorded two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery on the year.

2016: Saw action in 11 games, totaling four tackles on kickoff coverage... Carded a season-high two tackles against Texas Tech, while he had one against Missouri State and at Baylor.

2015: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Tucker under head coach Bryan Lamar... Helped lead the Tigers to a 10-3 record and an appearance in the state playoffs... Viewed as the 26th-best outside linebacker nationally by Scout and ranked 28th by Rivals... Also regarded as the eighth-best outside linebacker in the southern region by Scout... An honorable mention all-state selection and All-DeKalb County pick by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2014... Named to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) All-Region 2-AAAAAA... Prepped with fellow Wildcat linebacker Justin Hughes.

PERSONAL: Elijah Sullivan was born May 13, 1997... Earned his bachelor’s degree in communication studies in May 2019.


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