Daniel Burton done at ISU

Offensive lineman Daniel Burton will not return to the Iowa State football program for his senior season. 

Friend of CF, Tommy Birch from the Des Moines Register broke this news on Twitter Tuesday morning. 

We have since confirmed the news through two independent sources here at CF. 

It’s a sad end to a once promising career that was likely going to end up in the NFL. Burton simply couldn’t ever stay healthy during his time at Iowa State. 

Still, it’s a hit to Matt Campbell’s first year at Iowa State. If relatively healthy at all, Burton would have been a sure-thing starter at guard next year for the Cyclones.

Birch reported that his career is coming to an end due to "health concerns." 

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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.