Iowa State football receives ESPY nomination for “Best Upset”

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By Chris Williams, PublisherFollow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMWilliams  

The biggest win in Iowa State football history is up for a prestigious national award.

According to ABC5 sports director Dave Zawilinski’s Twitter feed, Paul Rhoads, Jake Knott, Jeff Woody, Jared Barnett and Ter’Ran Benton will represent Iowa State’s football program at the 2012 ESPY Awards that will be held in New York on July 11. The awards program will begin at 7 p.m. central and televised on ESPN.

Iowa State is being nominated in the "Best Upset" category. CLICK HERE to vote for the award.

Winning the ESPY won’t be easy. Iowa State is going up against the L.A. Kings winning the Stanley Cup as an 8-seed, Lehigh defeating Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, and Norfolk State doing the same to Missouri.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.