Several Cyclones and Matt Campbell garner ESPN All-Big 12 honors

Oct 28, 2017; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Matt Campbell talks to his team before the TCU Horned Frogs at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

AMES — Another day, another Big 12 Coach of the Year award for ISU’s Matt Campbell.

This time, it’s ESPN doling out the postseason plaudits — and several Cyclones landed first team all-Big 12 honors as well.

David Montgomery (RB) and Allen Lazard (WR) are first team selections on offense. Brian Peavy (CB) and Joel Lanning (all purpose) earned first team status on defense.

Here’s a link to ESPN’s full list of honorees.


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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.