WATCH: Iowa State surprises Ben Nikkel with football scholarship

Ben Nikkel looks down on the field during Iowa State’s 2022 matchup against Ohio. Photo Courtesy Iowa State Athletics Communications

Iowa State surprised redshirt senior Ben Nikkel with a scholarship following his senior speech during camp this week.

The defensive back has been apart of the program since 2021, after he transferred in from his hometown McPherson College.

Nikkel appeared in all 12 games on special teams during the 2022 season after redshirting in his first year.