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Each day leading up to Iowa State’s season opener against South Dakota State, Cyclone Fanatic will check another day off the calendar with a memorable statistic, player or game as part of our Countdown to Kickoff presented by Tailgate Clothing.



When you look at the Iowa State football passing record lists, one name owns the books. Bret Meyer finished his Iowa State career, which lasted from 2004-2007, as the Cyclones’ all-time leader in completions, pass attempts, passing yards and passing touchdowns after playing in 48 games.

Meyer’s 2005 and 2006 seasons both rank in the top-10 for passing yards in a single-season. The Atlantic native threw for 2,876 yards in 2005 while leading the Cyclones to the Houston Bowl and a tie for second place in the Big 12 North.

Meyer took over as the program’s starting quarterback in 2004, helping the team tie for the Big 12 North title and a win in the Independence Bowl.

His senior season in 2007 was his least productive as a collegian, but there is no doubting Meyer left a successful legacy in cardinal and gold.

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.