Wednesday, Jul 18 2018 | Updated at 10:45 AM EDT

Stay Connected With Us F T R

Feb 02, 2017 11:09 AM EST

Kobe Buffalomeat has just signed with the Illinois State during the National Signing Day event and found himself at the center of national attention. Even Twitter went nuts over him all because of his interesting name. But who really is Kobe Buffalomeat aside from his limelight-hogging name?

Buffalomeat was the 103rd pick during the National Signing Day event with the Illinois State picking him. After the team announced it on their official Twitter account, it didn't take long before social media began to talk about him. However, there's more than meets the eye to the hulking football player than his name.

The 6-foot 7, 285-pound offensive tackle goes to Lawrence High School in Kansas. According to his father, Ray Buffalomeat, he named him after Kobe Bryant, and is a quarter white, a quarter Arapaho/Cheyenne, a quarter Choctaw, and a quarter Cherokee. Friends and classmates describe him as a respectful, laid-back, and fun-loving guy.

Watch video

Bob Spack, the Illinois State coach, attested to that saying that they recruited him because of his character as well as being a good athlete. He also added that they have something in common - a good football name.

Illinois State recruiting coordinator Lamar Conrad said that they could have a special player. It seems that they have seen the potential in the young man to become a successful football player given with the right attitude and proper training. Based on the stats he has, Buffalomeat has the chance to climb to the next level.

Buffalomeat almost didn't get to the place where he is now. There was a season in his life where he quit playing football and chose basketball instead. As fate would have it, his basketball coach convinced him to go back to football in 2016 and now, he has a chance to study college on a football scholarship.

See Now: Facebook will use AI to detect users with suicidal thoughts and prevent suicide

Follows National Signing Day Kobe Buffalomeat, National Signing Day, Kobe Buffalomeat
© 2017 University Herald, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Must Read

Controlling Robots With Brainwaves And Hand Gestures

Jun 23, 2018 AM EDTWhat if you can control robots with a simple flick of a finger? A team of experts is trying to make that a reality through this latest experiment.

Flavored Electronic Cigarettes Linked To Possible Cardiovascular Disease

Jun 16, 2018 AM EDTScientists from the Boston University School of Medicine looked into the effects of flavored e-cigarettes to the lining of blood vessels. Here are ...

LendingTree Study: Which Places Have the Most Student Debt?

May 31, 2018 AM EDTLendingTree outs its study that identifies places in the United States with the most student debt. Here's the complete list.

Best College Reviews Names 10 Best Master's in Biomedical Engineering Programs Online

May 31, 2018 AM EDTPlanning to pursue a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering? Here are some of the best online programs you need to consider.