Iowa State’s football program has placed players on All-American lists as far back as the 1919 season when offensive guard Dick Barber became the first Cyclone All-American. Since 1961, Iowa State has had 25 players named to All-American teams, including a pair of two-time honorees.

Six of the 25 players come from the running back spot headlined by Troy Davis (1995, 1996), Dwayne Crutchfield (1980), Blaise Bryant (1989) and Dexter Green (1978). Ten of the honorees played on one of the lines, seven of them on the offense, including NFL All-Pro Kelechi Osemele.

The rest of the group is made up of one quarterback (Georges Amundson, 1972), one safety (Barry Hill, 1974), two linebackers (Matt Blair, 1973; Jake Knott, 2012), three wide receivers (Eppie Barney, 1966; Luther Blue, 1976; Tracy Henderson, 1983 & 1984) and two tight ends (Mike Busch, 1989; E.J. Bibbs, 2014).

It has been three years since the Cyclones’ last All-American selection, but there are multiple players on Iowa State’s roster in 2017 with the potential to end the drought.

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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.