David Montgomery named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

Nov 12, 2016; Lawrence, KS, USA; Iowa State Cyclones running back David Montgomery (32) rushes up field against Kansas Jayhawks defensive back Brandon Stewart (8) during the first half at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications. 

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State freshman running back David Montgomery was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, announced today by the Big 12 office.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Montgomery had a breakout game on Saturday to help the Cyclones earn their first Big 12 victory of the season with a 31-24 win at Kansas.

Montgomery rushed for a career-high 169 yards on 24 carries, the fifth-best single-game rookie rushing effort in Iowa State history.

The bulk of Montgomery’s rushing load was in the second half, aiding the Cyclones in overcoming an eight-point third quarter deficit. Montgomery had 105 second-half rushing yards and had runs of 30 and 46 yards, the latter being the longest rush by a Cyclone this season.

Montgomery has started the last two games, averaging 106.5 yards and 6.3 yards per carry in that span.

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.