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Outside of the Davis brothers, few players in the history of Iowa State football had more productive careers than Dexter Green. Green, an All-American in 1978, was a two-time All-Big Eight honoree and finished his Cyclone career with more than 3,500 yards of total offense.

Green finished his career, which lasted from 1975-1978, as the program’s all-time leading rusher with 3,437 yards. He was also the program’s all-time leading scorer with 228 points and his 34 rushing touchdowns was also an all-time program best.

While Troy Davis became the standard bearer for Iowa State running backs by breaking every major rushing record, it was Dexter Green who held the torch for nearly 20 years before him.

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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.