CFTV: Re-al Mitchell on preparing to be Iowa State’s primary backup QB

Sophomore quarterback Re-al Mitchell made his first collegiate appearance in Iowa State’s Alamo Bowl loss to Washington State last season, but he did so in a different position. This spring, Mitchell is working as the Cyclones’ backup behind classmate Brock Purdy and he gives an update on how he’s progressed since arriving in Ames in this CFTV.

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.