Van Der Kamp, Watson land in NFL camps

It turns out that Kirby Van Der Kamp found a home in the National Football League after all. 

Iowa State’s former punter’s whereabouts was a big question following last weekends NFL Draft. According to Iowa State football’s Twitter page (@CycloneFB), Van Der Kamp has earned a tryout with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

In addition to Van Der Kamp, former Cyclone cornerback Jansen Watson will camp with the Oakland Raiders. 

This finalizes what looks like will be six Cyclones from last year’s graduating class that have earned spots in NFL camps this summer. The complete list can be read below. 

Jeremiah George (5th round pick) – New York Jets

Deon Broomfield (free agent) – Buffalo Bills

Ernst Brun (free agent) – Oakland Raiders

Jacques Washington (free agent) – Cleveland Browns

Kirby Van Der Kamp (free agent) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jansen Watson (free agent) – Oakland Raiders 

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.