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Bill Snyder pens classy letter to injured Texas Tech TE

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Consider this something that wouldn’t have had the same effect over E-mail or text message.

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder sent Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro a hand-written note following Amaro’s injury Saturday against Baylor. Amaro posted the note to Twitter on Monday — seriously, good on you, Bill Snyder.

Kansas State played Texas Tech Nov. 9, winning 49-26 in Lubbock. Amaro is in the midst of a massive season, with 92 catches for 1,157 yards and six touchdowns to his name. He’s a semifinalist for both the Biletnikoff and Mackey Awards, and before his injury against Baylor hadn’t caught fewer than eight passes in a game since Texas Tech’s season-opening win over SMU.

This isn’t the first time Snyder has sent a classy hand-written note to an opposing player — after K-State lose to FCS-level North Dakota State in its season opener, Snyder sent a congratulatory letter to quarterback Brock Jensen.

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11 Responses to “Bill Snyder pens classy letter to injured Texas Tech TE”
  1. thegamecocker says: Nov 18, 2013 12:54 PM

    This is the epitome of what a great person does. Kudos to Coach Snyder. I’m sure this is not the first time he has done this…..Class is something that can acquired. Just watch and try and DO what he does.

  2. cometkazie says: Nov 18, 2013 1:50 PM

    Coach Snyder has a good idea what life is all about.

    Would that such class could rub off.

  3. raysfan1 says: Nov 18, 2013 1:53 PM

    This, as you said, is not the first such letter he’s penned. It’s also no PR stunt. It’s who he is. They are also all penned by hand, not just a quick email.

    It would definitely affect my thinking though were I the father of a potential KSU recruit.

  4. gripless says: Nov 18, 2013 2:49 PM

    I’m sure we won’t read this on the news, too positive. What class. Hopefully top notch recruit’s parents read this and encourage their kid to look at this program for the lessons of life which will prove more valuable after football.

    Class act Coach Snyder!!

  5. sportsguy3434 says: Nov 18, 2013 2:50 PM

    Classy, classy guy and the note was genuine. Other coaches should take note. On top of that, how many coaches have resurrected the same football program…twice. Hats off tobyou, Bill Snyder.

  6. halbert53 says: Nov 18, 2013 4:13 PM

    Great coach, better man!

  7. lbijake says: Nov 18, 2013 5:08 PM

    Class act all the way.

  8. gorilladunk says: Nov 18, 2013 5:11 PM

    Nothing but respect for Coach Snyder from this OU fan. I’d be great if every coach showed this type of class and decency. Hat’s off.

  9. distinguisheddago says: Nov 18, 2013 6:22 PM

    I’m an OU grad, and I consider Coach Snyder a great coach who also acts like a gentleman. As far as I’m concerned, he’s a modern day version of Bud Wilkinson, who coached when I attended OU. (So, consider that as high praise from a Sooner!)

    DistinguishedDAGO

    PS And I hope and pray that the Sooners get out of Kansas alive and well this weekend.

  10. wisbadgfan says: Nov 18, 2013 7:05 PM

    Not a k state fan, but you really have to admire coach Snyder.

    This is indeed one classy man.

    I agree with others, in that if I had a son who wanted to play college football, K State and coach Snyder would be a good choice.

  11. waynefontes says: Nov 19, 2013 8:00 AM

    I agree with all of the other posters. Coach Snyder is a classy man. I’d be honored if I had a son who wanted to play college football have a man like Coach Snyder be his role model.

    To send this shows class. To send a note of congratulations to the North Dakota State QB after they beat Kansas State show you all you need to know.

    And they were both hand written, not emails or texts.

    Considering what Kansas State football was before Coach Snyder arrived, and all that he has done – he really should be considered an all time great coach.

    It’s nice to know he’s also a great person off the field. Kudos to Coach Snyder and Kansas State.

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