Knott named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

Iowa State’s senior linebacker Jake Knott just picked up his first hardware of 2012. 

After recording six tackles and a game-clinching interception in Saturday’s 9-6 win over Iowa, Knott has been named the Big 12’s Defensive Player of the Week. Knott and the Cyclones held Iowa’s rushing attack to only 68 yards on 28 attempts. 

CLICK HERE to visit the Big 12’s website and view the rest of the awards handed out from week two. 

It is notable that Iowa State’s punter Kirby Van Der Kamp was named the Big 12’s Special Teams Player of the Week last Monday as well. 

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.