Kamari Cotton-Moya named Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year


Time and time again, Paul Rhoads has stated that had Kamari Cotton-Moya not torn his Achilles Tendon the August before his rookie season, the free safety would have played as a true freshman at Iowa State. 


As a redshirt freshman, Cotton-Moya led Iowa State’s subpar defense with 77 tackles in 2014 and named the Big 12’s Defensive Freshman of the Year on Wednesday morning. In addition to the tackles, Cotton-Moya broke up eight passes this season and recovered two fumbles along the way. 

Iowa State needs a lot of help up front to be a more competitive defense in 2015 but due to talented guys like Cotton-Moya in the secondary, there is a bit of hope for this group in the not-so-distant future. 

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.