Cyclones in the NFL: Week 8 recap

Recapping how former Cyclones fared in week 8 of the NFL season. 

***Leonard Johnson picked up a season high five solo tackles in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers this past Sunday. Johnson now has 33 tackles, 27 solo, for the 0-7 Bucs.

***A.J. Klein, who has recorded five tackles, four solo, for the Carolina Panthers in his rookie season, played in the game against the Bucs did not record a stat. 

***Jake Knott did not play in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 15-7 loss to the New York Giants. Knott has been recently hampered by an injury and is questionable for this week’s game.

***Ahtyba Rubin picked up two solo tackles in the Cleveland Browns’ 23-17 loss to the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. Rubin now has 25 tackles, 15 solo, for the 3-5 Browns. 

*** Kelechi Osemele’s Baltimore Ravens did not play in Week 8 due to a bye. 

***Seneca Wallace once again did not appear in the Green Bay Packers’ 44-31 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Wallace has not yet appeared in a game during his first season backing up Aaron Rodgers.

Former Cyclones in the NFL Week 9 (Opponent, Time (ET), TV)

*** Leonard Johnson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ Seattle, 4:05 ET, FOX)

*** A.J. Klein, Carolina Panthers (Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 ET, FOX)

*** Jake Knott, Philadelphia Eagles (@ Oakland Raiders, 4:05 ET, FOX)

*** Ahtyba Rubin, Cleveland Browns (Baltimore Ravens, 4:25 ET, CBS)

*** Kelechi Osemele, Baltimore Ravens (@ Cleveland Browns, 4:25 ET, CBS)

*** Seneca Wallace, Green Bay Packers (Chicago Bears, Monday @ 8:30 ET, ESPN)

Jared Stansbury


Jared is in his fifth year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He's the site's lead reporter for ISU recruiting. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as the full-time staff writer in May 2016. Jared has spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI. He's the sideline reporter for KASI's Ames High football broadcasts and has appeared frequently on the station's baseball broadcasts during the summer.