ATHLETE: Layne Bieberle

SCHOOL: Central Plains

SPORT: football

YEAR: 2012-2014

NOW: Bieberle is entering his junior year at Fort Hays State University. He was a redshirt-freshman in 2016 when he played in all 12 games and started three. Bieberle led the team in receiving yards (506), yards per catch (16.3), receiving yards per game (42.2), and receiving touchdowns (7). He started 10 games in 2017. He ranked second on the team in receiving yards with 484 and tied for second-most in receptions on the team with 40. Bieberle had two 100-yard receiving games with a season best 107-yard effort against Central Missouri and he ecorded a season-high eight receptions against Nebraska-Kearney (Nov. 11) in Hays. Bieberle left the Central Plains Oilers as the career leader and state leader in receiving touchdowns with 57. He was the 2015 Hutchinson News Athlete of the Year.