Rus named semifinalist for William V. Campbell Trophy

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State redshirt senior tight end Jared Rus has been named one of 156 semifinalists for the 2022 William V. Campbell Trophy, which was won last year by former Cyclone Charlie Kolar.

The semi-finalists were nominated by their schools as the best all-around student-athlete on their respective football teams. Each nominee must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first-team player or significant contributor and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship. The candidates come from all levels of play in the NCAA and the NAIA.

Rus, a native of Eldridge, Iowa, was an All-Big 12 First-Team selection last season on the field and has already earned his bachelor’s degree in finance.

Rus has made nine career starts, while seeing action in 31 career games for the Cyclones. He’s got five receptions this season, two off his career high for a single year. Rus is used in many situations as a lead blocking back in the Cyclone rushing attack.

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.