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Kolar named AP third-team All-American

Oct 5, 2019; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones tight end Charlie Kolar (88) catches a pass for a touchdown against the TCU Horned Frogs at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Add another achievement to Charlie Kolar‘s seemingly ever-growing list.

The Cyclones’ redshirt sophomore tight end was named a third-team All-American on Monday by the Associated Press. Kolar is the first Cyclone to earn AP All-American honors since Troy Davis did it following back-to-back seasons in 1995 and 1996.

The Norman, Okla. native was a consensus first-team All-Big 12 selection, as well as being an Academic All-American, after accumulating 48 catches for 675 yards and seven touchdowns this season. His receptions and receiving touchdown marks are the second-most by a tight end in school history while his yardage total is a new school record.

Assuming he maintains this production for at least one more season, Kolar will go down as the most productive tight end in Iowa State history considering he already ranks No. 5 in school history on the tight end receiving yards chart and No. 6 in tight end receptions.

Hopefully, the only difference next season will be Kolar garnering the attention of Mackey Award voters the same way he has for All-Big 12 and All-American voters this year.

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.