Not only does Snyder stick to his traditional roots when it comes to the gridiron, but he does the same with a pen and paper (what's that?). He's also one of the classiest individuals in the world.
Earlier this week, Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro tweeted a picture of a hand-written letter from Snyder with the caption, “THE utmost respect to Kansas State and Coach Snyder, great program and an even greater coach. Huge fan.”
Amaro, a soon-to-be All-American, finished with nine receptions for 67 yards in the Red Raiders' 46-29 loss to Kansas State on November 9, and left in the second quarter in last week's beatdown from Baylor.
Here's what the letter said:
“You’ve had a great year, Jace,” Snyder wrote. “Admire how hard you play & the innate toughness you display to help your team. Hope you weren’t hurt badly on Sat. Wishing you & your teammates continued success, good fortune & health. Warm regards, Coach Snyder.”
This isn't the first time Snyder has done something like this. When the Wildcats fell in the season opener to FCS North Dakota State this year, he wrote a letter to opposing quarterback Brock Jensen to praise his team's efforts.
Does it get any cooler than that?
Kansas State may not be a powerhouse program, but it will go down as having one of the most legendary coaches of all-time. His career win total won't break any records, but Snyder has done more for college football—and his student-athletes—than we could ever imagine.
Is it too late to take up football and try out for Kansas State? I've heard they do a pretty decent job turning half-star recruits into studs on the field...
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