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“Here is a guy who has a special talent, and Brian, he looked at that talent and felt like maybe we should take a look at him at receiver to see if his talents could benefit us at receiver, considering what our situation was without the leading receiver on the team,” Crennel said, referring to Dwayne Bowe’s contract situation and Steve Breaston’s current role as an outside receiver.

“Let’s take a look at him to see what we have and then we can kind of go from there. That’s why I think we moved him there to see what we can find out how he would adapt to that position and how that could help us.”

Fans will be able to pick up season ticket information for K-State football and volleyball home seasons at the game, which is set for a 1:10 p.m., first pitch. Former Wildcats Mark Simoneau, who was recently elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, and Tysyn Hartman, now a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Not only is it a Family Funday Sunday at the ballpark, but the first 750 Wildcat fans who bring their K-State Day discounted ticket to the K-State table located just inside Gate B directly to the right of the spiral ramp will receive a limited edition purple and white KC Royals K-State Cap. Gates open at 11:30 a.m.

Carr, who says he doesn’t recall being nervous that night at the Omni Hotel near the Cowboys’ Valley Ranch practice facility, wanted to be a Dallas Cowboy so bad that he wasn’t concerned about the other teams that were interested.

“For him, it was always the Dallas Cowboys,” said Robinson, an assistant football coach at Northern Colorado. “It was always Dallas, Dallas, Dallas. He loved that star.”

He loved it from the time he was six years old and his parents bought him a Troy Aikman uniform complete with a plastic Cowboys helmet. And he loved it when he pulled up to the Kansas City airport on March 13 and saw Jones’ private jet waiting to scoop him up.

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