Osemele, Rubin, Washington and Hobbs announced as honorary captains for spring game

Sep 12, 2015; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones new remodeled stadium is seen for the annual game against in-state rival the Iowa Hawkeyes at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State Athletics will surround the 2018 Cyclone Gridiron Club Spring Game (Saturday, April 14 in Jack Trice Stadium) with a number of fan engagement activities. Kickoff for the game is at 1 p.m. and admission is free.

Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell and the ISU letterwinners Club will welcome back four former Cyclone gridiron legends to be a part of the weekend activities. Scheduled to make their return to Ames are former and current NFL players Kelechi Osemele, Ahtyba Rubin, Chris Washington and Ellis Hobbs.

Osemele, a 2011 All-American for the Cyclones, made his second-straight Pro Bowl in 2017 as a member of the Oakland Raiders.

Rubin, who competed at Iowa State from 2006-07, has 107 career starts in his 10-year NFL career. He is currently a member of the Atlanta Falcons.

Washington, who was inducted into Iowa State’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009, is ISU’s all-time leading tackler with 457 (1980-83). He went on to play six seasons in the NFL.

Hobbs was a lockdown corner for the Cyclones from 2001-04, earning First-Team All-Big 12 honors in 2004. He started 56 of 79 career games in the NFL.

In addition to catching an early glimpse of the 2018 football team, the new football posters and schedule cards will be available for fans to pick up at designated tables on the east concourse inside the stadium. The Iowa State ticket office will be open from Noon-1 p.m.

Fans can enter Jack Trice Stadium through gates 1 and 3 beginning at Noon. Seating is limited to the east side only. Parking is available on a first come, first serve basis in all A, B, C and D lots (North lots).

ADA parking and entrance will be in lot S1 and gate 3. The elevator in the southeast corner of the Sukup End Zone Club will be in service.

Besides the football game, there will be plenty of other activities to participate in.

Cyclone Gridiron Club Tailgate: The Cyclone Gridiron Club will host its annual tailgate for all Cyclone fans beginning at 11 a.m. just north of the Jacobson Athletic Building. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students in high school or younger, and free to fans who sign up for Cyclone Gridiron Club (Pigskin level or higher) membership at the event. Price of admission will include a meal and beverages. The tailgate offers a great chance to meet former ISU players and head coach Matt Campbell, who will speak to the attendees at Noon.

Cyclone Carnival: Held from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in lot C6 and on tent row. There will be carnival rides, organizational sales, food vendors and plenty of family activities.

Jr. Cyclone Club Football Clinic: Held from 11 a.m.- Noon at the Bergstrom Indoor Facility. Participants must be a JCC member and registered in advance to participate. Check-in is from 10-10:45 a.m. and will accept the first 250 participants. Clinic attendees will also have the opportunity to form a tunnel on the field for the team entrance. Interested JCC members can meet outside Gate 1 at Noon.

Other activities include Cy’s Locker Room trailer located on the NE corner of the Olsen Building to purchase the latest Cyclone apparel and a Liberty Bowl Trophy photo booth (Jacobson Plaza) to take your photo with the latest addition to the Cyclone trophy case.

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.

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