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 a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.