Allen Lazard has already solidified himself as one of the best wide receivers to ever play at Iowa State, but in order to be considered the very best he still has one man to catch.

Todd Blythe set every major pass catching record at Iowa State during his four-year career from 2004 to 2007. He remains the Cyclones’ all-time leader in career receptions (176), career receiving yards (3,096) and touchdown catches (31).

The Indianola native’s overall touchdown total is good for fourth all-time in program history.  He’s also tied for the program lead in 100-yard receiving games and consecutive games with a touchdown catch.

Lazard, who enters the season with 16 touchdown receptions as a Cyclone, is in position to break several of Blythe’s records during his senior year, but the 31 career touchdown receptions is not likely to be one of them.

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.