Figurs added to Hula Bowl Roster


Posted Jan 11, 2007


MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State senior wide receiver Yamon Figurs has been selected to play in the 2007 Hula Bowl and will play for the West squad in the annual collegiate all-star game, according to the official rosters released by bowl officials.

A first team All-Big 12 pick by the league’s coaches and one of the nation’s top return men, Figurs will wear jersey No. 3 in the game, which will be played on Sunday, Jan. 14, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, and televised live by ESPN beginning at 7:35 p.m. (CST).

Figurs posted the fourth-best punt return average in school history during 2006 and finished the season ranked No. 5 nationally in punt return average (14.7 ypr). He also hauled in 28 receptions for 418 yards and tied for the team lead in touchdowns scored with seven (3 receiving/2 rushing/2 punt returns).

Figurs is the 11th Wildcat to be named to a Hula Bowl roster since 2000.

YAMON FIGURS – CAREER STATISTICS

Receiving G Rec
Yds TD Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G


2004 11 31 483 2 51 2.8 15.6 43.9


2005 11 14 243 1 52 1.3 17.4 22.1


2006 12 28 418 3 68 2.3 14.9 34.8


TOTAL 34 73 1144 6 68 2.1 15.7 33.6


Rushing G Att
Yds TD Lg Avg/C Avg/G


2004 11 2 8 0 11 4.0 0.7


2005 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0


2006 12 3 71 2 38 23.7 5.9


TOTAL 34 5 79 2 38 15.8 2.3


Punt Returns G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G


2004 11 19 138 0 54 7.3 12.5


2005 11 7 92 0 35 13.1 8.4


2006 12 22 323 2 81 14.7 26.9


TOTAL 34 48 553 2 81 11.5 16.3


Kickoff Returns G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G


2004 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0


2005 11 12 296 1 98 24.7 26.9


2006 12 9 203 0 41 22.6 16.9


TOTAL 34 21 499 1 98 23.8 14.7


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