Rhoads announces that Jake Knott is out for the season

AMES — Iowa State’s All-Big 12 linebacker Jake Knott will miss the remainder of the season. Head coach Paul Rhoads announced that Knott is having shoulder surgery today in Chicago. 

Knott was honored as the Big 12’s Defensive Player of the Week on Monday morning. 

Cyclone Fanatic will have more on this story later on today. 

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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.