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Soehner to participate in 2021 NFL Combine

Nov 27, 2020; Austin, TX, USA; Iowa State Cyclones tight end Dylan Soehner (89) pulls the ball in for the first down against Texas Longhorns defensive back Chris Adimora (1) during an NCAA college football game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ricardo B. Brazziell-USA TODAY NETWORK

At least one former Cyclone will have the opportunity to show off his talents in front of NFL scouts on the league’s biggest stage — sort of.

Tight end Dylan Soehner announced on Monday he has been invited to participate in this year’s NFL scouting combine, which the league announced last month will take place virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic rather than its usual site in Indianapolis.

The honorable mention All-Big 12 selection in 2020 was one of only a few Cyclone seniors to elect not to return for an extra year of eligibility next fall. The 6-foot-7, 272-pound tight end certainly did a lot for his draft stock during this past fall when he helped lead one of the best tight end rooms in the country.

Soehner career-highs with 18 receptions for 205 yards receiving in 2020 to finish his collegiate career with 26 catches for 312 yards and one touchdown. He was equally as valuable as a blocker and what his versatility allowed Iowa State to do offensively with one, two and three tight end personnel.

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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.