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Brian Peavy will return for his senior season at Iowa State

Sep 2, 2017; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Brian Peavy (10) tackles Northern Iowa Panthers running back Trevor Allen (25) at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Peavy‘s Iowa State story is not over yet.

The star cornerback has announced his intentions to return to school for his senior season after putting in his name for evaluation by NFL scouts last month.

The 5-foot-9, 190-pound Houston native was named second-team All-Big 12 this past season after recording 88 total tackles, six tackles for loss, 11 passes defended, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble. He is regarded as one of the top draft-eligible cornerbacks and one of the best cover corners in the college game.

Peavy enters his senior season with 232 total tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 35 passes defended in his Iowa State career. He figures to team up with D’Andre Payne to form one of the best cornerback duos in not only the Big 12 but all of college football.

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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.