Lang enters transfer portal

Jan 2, 2021; Glendale, AZ, USA; Iowa State Cyclones running back Johnnie Lang Jr. (4) against the Oregon Ducks in the Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Another Iowa State veteran has entered the transfer portal.

Running back Johnnie Lang will be seeking a new home to finish out his eligibility, according to a report from The Athletic‘s Max Olson. This is in addition to defensive back Arnold Azunna’s entry in the portal on Tuesday and redshirt freshman tight end Skylar Loving-Black prior to Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl.

Lang, a native of Palmetto, Fla., rushed for 322 yards and four touchdowns on 76 carries in 2017-2019. He received only three carries for two yards in 2020 while catching four passes for 24 yards.

The Cyclones remain strong in the running backs room despite losing the redshirt junior with Breece Hall and Jirehl Brock both set to return next season. Senior Kene Nwangwu has the option to return as well due to the NCAA’s freeze on eligibility for the 2020 season.

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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.