Three Cyclones named First Team All-Big 12

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Three members of Iowa State’s defense were named First Team All-Big 12 on Wednesday morning. 

Linebackers Jake Knott and A.J. Klein along with defense Jake McDonough received those honors. Klein was an honorable mention selection for the Big 12’s Defensive Player of the Year award. McDonough was an honorable mention selection for the Big 12’s Defensive Lineman of the Year honor. 

Defensive back Durrell Givens was named to the Big 12’s Second Team, along with punter Kirby Van Der Kamp. Van Der Kamp was named honorable mention for the league’s Special Teams Player of the Year award. 

The following Cyclones received Honorable Mention honors at their perspective positions: Carter Bykowski (OL), Roosevelt Maggit (DL), Jeremy Reeves (DB) and Jacques Washington (DB). 

To view the Big 12 awards in their entirety, CLICK HERE to visit the league’s press release. 

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.