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Peavy and Montgomery named All-Americans by Athlon

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 and David Montgomery have both been named to Athlon’s 2018 preseason All-American teams. Peavy is listed as a third-team selection at cornerback while Montgomery is a fourth-team running back.

Peavy solidified himself as one of the best cover corners in the Big 12 during his redshirt junior season in 2017. The Houston, Texas native finished third on the team with 88 tackles and was the team leader with 11 passes defended while on his way to earning first-team All-Big 12 honors from ESPN.

He is the only Big 12 cornerback on Athlon’s All-American teams.

Montgomery enters his junior year as one of the best running backs in college football after rushing for 1,146 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. He was a first-team All-American by Pro Football Focus and a consensus first-team All-Big 12 honoree.

The Cincinnati, Ohio native is joined by Oklahoma State’s Justice Hill (third-team all-purpose) and Oklahoma’s Rodney Anderson (fourth-team running back) as Big 12 tailbacks on Athlon’s All-American teams.

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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.