Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 11/14/13
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) The nation's sack leader doesn't play in the Southeastern Conference, nor did he play prep football in a hotbed state like Florida or Texas that churns out Division I prospects. No, Ryan Mueller went to a small high school in Kansas, and is now a star for Kansas State. The junior defensive end from Leawood, Kan., had three sacks in last week's win over Texas Tech, giving him 10 12 for the season. He also leads all Division I players with 15 tackles for loss, helping to pace a vastly improved Kansas State defense. "What you're seeing is the direct result of how hard Mueller works," center B.J. Finney said. "Mueller is a very hard worker, he's a great guy, and he doesn't take any day for granted. He doesn't take a day off. His motor is always running and he's always screaming, hooping and hollering." He earned a reputation for that at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, where he was the Kansas City metro area's defensive player of the year as a senior. But those a...
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