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Purdy and Rose named to 247Sports Midseason True Freshman All-American team

Oct 6, 2018; Stillwater, OK, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy (15) passes while defended by Oklahoma State Cowboys defensive end Mike Scott (91) during the second half at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy and linebacker Mike Rose have been named to 247Sports‘ Midseason True Freshman All-American team released on Wednesday.

Purdy has taken the college football world by storm since taking over behind center on the second drive of the Cyclones’ 48-42 win over Oklahoma State in Stillwater. The Gilbert, Ariz. native was then magnificent in his first career start against No. 6 West Virginia, throwing for 254 yards and three touchdowns on 18-of-25 passing plus adding 39 yards on 11 carries on the ground, in the team’s 30-14 win.

Through two games at the team’s primary quarterback, Purdy has compiled 572 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions on 36-of-48 passing and added another 122 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

“I remember first seeing Brock in a national 7on7 event with loaded all-star rosters from all over the country,” wrote 247 analyst Barton Simmons.  “Brock’s team won the entire tournament with one of the least star-studded groups, primarily because Brock had such a great feel for the game. But he wasn’t just a 7on7 all-star. He had over 4,000 yards passing as a senior and over 1,000 yards rushing and he became a late priority for the likes of Alabama after waiting to commit until very late in the process. He’s got some special traits that have showed up right away in Ames.”

Rose burst onto the scene immediately this season while recording 11 tackles and a tackle for loss in the Cyclones’ season-opening loss to Iowa. The Brecksville, Ohio native is currently fourth on the team with 31 tackles and is tied for third on the team with four tackles for loss. He has also added a sack, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry while seeing action in all six of the team’s games.

Jared Stansbury

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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.

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