Kansas State coach Frank Martin might be the man known for his full-throated screaming, but it's one of his former walk-ons who was recently named the Guinness World Records holder for the largest tonsils.
Justin Werner, who played 16 games for the Wildcats during the 2008-09 season and is still a mechanical engineering student at the school, found this out after he underwent a tonsillectomy in January and saw that they were humongous, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.
While it wasn't immediately clear they were a record, everyone agreed the tonsils were big. Photos and measurements were taken. Werner did the research and a large amount of paperwork and on June 22, he received a letter and certificate, making it official.
"I find it more humorous than anything," Werner admitted, saying it was cool but that he would have rather done it with something he earned himself.
Werner told ABC that following the procedure he was able to breathe and sleep better, and it's apparently been such an improvement that one has to wonder if getting his tonsils out at an earlier date might have helped his basketball career.
A 6-foot-3 guard, Werner reportedly left the team as a sophomore in order to focus on academics but not before making his mark on the team. The Capital-Journal in 2009 detailed how Werner was known for playing so well against the starters during practice that Martin would get mad and make the team run.
"He's taking good shots when he's out there," Martin told the paper. "He's a gutty kid. He made some plays defensively that, as a coach, you look at and say, 'That's a kid that really, really wants to get better.'"
Werner might no longer show off his skills at Bramlage Coliseum, but then again at least he can say he holds a world record in something.