Trever Ryen appropriately named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week

Sep 2, 2017; Ames, IA, USA; Northern Iowa Panthers linebacker Alfonzo Lambert II (40) looks to tackle Iowa State Cyclones wide receiver Trever Ryen (19) at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones beat the Panthers 42-24. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

AMES — It was a no-brainer.

Trever Ryen‘s stellar performance in Saturday’s 45-0 washout win over Kansas has netted the swift senior the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honor. The league announced its awards today.

Ryen ran back a punt return 68 yards for a touchdown. He also downed a pair of Colin Downing punts at the Jayhawks’ four and one-yard lines, respectively.

Oh, and Ryen recovered a fumble and caught one pass for seven yards, as well.

“Special teams, it gets the offense going and also get’s the defense going,” Ryen said after the win. “It gets everything rolling. … That can be a big momentum shift.”

Here’s ISU’s release on Ryen’s latest honor.




Rob Gray


Rob, an Ames native, joined Cyclone Fanatic in August, 2014 after nearly a decade and a half of working at Iowa's two largest newspapers. He spent 10 years at the Des Moines Register and, after a brief stint in public relations, joined the Cedar Rapids Gazette as an Iowa State correspondent three years ago. Rob specializes in feature stories for CF.