Barnett is a physical tone-setter on the KSU defense with his aggressive and rangy skill-set. He is also one of the team leaders and was voted one of the team captains for 2015 for the second straight year.
--Dane Brugler (6/3/15)
The Wildcats' leading returning tackler, Barnett finished second on the team in 2014 in three categories: tackles (77), passes defended (11) and interceptions (three). He also has the most experienced of Kansas State's returning defenders with 28 starts under his belt, including every game the last two seasons.
10/28/2014 - OCT 27 BIG 12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Dante Barnett, K-State, S, Jr, Tulsa, Okla.,...Dante Barnett recorded four pass break-ups and seven tackles in No. 11/11 K-State's 23-0 win over Texas. It was the first home conference shutout for a K-State team since 1999 and marked the first time in 10 seasons that a Texas team had been held scoreless. The four passes defended were a season-high by a Wildcat and a career-best for Barnett. For the season, he has six passes broken up, one away from tying his high for a season. - Big 12 football