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All Iowa State fans have heard the stories about Troy Davis and his back-to-back 2,000 yard rushing seasons. While Iowa State’s all-time leading rusher was certainly adept at piling up yards, he was just as good at putting the ball in the end zone.

Davis ran for 36 touchdowns during his career in Ames, which remains the school record for career rushing scores. Davis broke Dexter Green’s record of 34 touchdowns while running for 21 scores in 1996.

That 1996 campaign, in which Davis ran for 2,185 yards, was the follow up to a 1995 season that saw him run for 2,010 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Davis’ 38 career touchdowns is also the Iowa State record. He’s the school’s all-time leader in 100-yard rushing games with 21 and 200-yard rushing games with nine.

Needless to say, you find Troy Davis’ name quite a bit in the Iowa State record books.

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.