Sep 24, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Brian Peavy (10) intercepts a pass in front of San Jose State Spartans wide receiver Tre Hartley (13) at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

The Iowa State defensive backfield is one of the most experienced groups on the roster and is excepted to be the strength of Jon Heacock‘s unit this season. That strength is due in large part to depth at the cornerback position led by redshirt junior Brian Peavy.

The two-time honorable mention All-Big 12 selection has tallied 144 tackles, five tackles for loss, 21 pass breakups, two forced fumbles, three interceptions and 1.5 sacks during his first two seasons with the Cyclones.

The Houston native has been a member of ESPN’s Big 12 All-Underclassman team each year he has seen action and could be in for a jump in notoriety as an upperclassman.

Peavy will be helped by D’Andre Payne‘s move to the opposite corner spot, the continued presence of safety Kamari Cotton-Moya and the addition of Georgia graduate transfer Reggie Wilkerson.

While Iowa State’s secondary is full of players with star potential, Peavy’s name could stand above the rest when the 2017 season comes to a close.

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.