Athlon lists four Cyclones on All-Big 12 teams

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More nuggets from the preseason college football magazines that hit newstands this week…

Athlon placed four Cyclones on its preseason All-Big 12 teams. 

As was expected, senior tight end E.J. Bibbs landed on the first-team. 

Iowa State’s offense features three other Cyclones on the second-team though. Those men are Aaron Wimberly (running back), Quenton Bundrage (wide receiver) and Tom Farniok (center). 

Quick editorial: As I wrote earlier in the week when Lindy’s placed Wimberly on its second-team, that would be a GREAT sign for Iowa State if it ends up happening. But considering Wimberly’s durability issues in 2013, I’d be surprised if he gets enough carries to rack up enough stats to warrant such an honor at the end of the season. 

As it was noted earlier in the week, Athlon ranked Iowa State 66th overall and 8th in the Big 12. Athlon’s projected record for the Cyclones is 4-8 (2-7). 

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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.