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Former Cyclones sign to NFL as undrafted free agents

Nov 3, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones defensive end Jhaustin Thomas (8) intercepts a tipped pass between the Oklahoma Sooners defense at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

A pair of former Cyclones have signed deals as undrafted free agents into the NFL. Cornerback Jomal Wiltz has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and defensive lineman Jhaustin Thomas signed with the Indianapolis Colts, according to the school.

Wiltz recorded 49 tackles, two of them for loss, nine pass breakups and two interceptions during his senior season for the Cyclones. He was an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection.

Thomas recorded 23 tackles, 9.5 of them for loss, three sacks, seven quarterback hurries and an interception this past season for Iowa State. He was named second team All-Big 12.

This post will be updated with any further signings.

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.