Lyndon High School senior signs to join FHSU Esports

Fort Hays State University Esports announced Wednesday afternoon that Lyndon High School senior Liam Long made his collegiate esports commitment official by signing with the Tigers.

Long will start in the fall at FHSU as a freshman majoring in exercise science. Long will complement his college studies by joining the esports program, where he will compete in intercollegiate competition as a Master level Call of Duty player.

“We are excited to have Liam joining our esports family at Fort Hays State,” said FHSU esports director and associate professor Kevin Shaffer. “His skillset and knowledge of Call of Duty will be a great benefit to the team. Liam has a strong future ahead of him as he earns a degree at FHSU.”

FHSU Esports began in 2020 and features students competing in multiple game titles on different platforms. The school showcases a competitive varsity team as well as a club for more casual gamers. The gamers compete in a dedicated esports lab with high-performance gaming gear.

Varsity players have the opportunity to earn scholarships to help with tuition costs at the school.

“I chose FHSU because it is a great school and I see myself growing as a student here,” Long said. “I also chose this school to make my parents proud that I would choose to pursue further education.”

For more information about FHSU Esports, contact Kevin Shaffer at (785) 628-4484 or email

For information about the Exercise Science program, contact the Department of Health and Human Performance at (785) 628-4376 or email

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