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Ellis Hobbs on Matt Campbell: “This guy gets it”

Ellis Hobbs (11) celebrates ISU's win in the 2004 Independence Bowl with his teammates. The former Cyclones and NFL star is in Ames again this weekend to serve as a honorary captain at the spring game. Photo courtesy Iowa State Athletics Communications.   AMES — As...
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Ellis Hobbs

AMES — One great play would win the game. That’s what echoed through Ellis Hobbs III’s mind as the pass drifted toward him. He pounced. He leaped, stood out, and ensured Iowa State’s ninth-ever bowl game would end in a somewhat rare triumph. The...
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Meet the new Leonard Johnson

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com PublisherI wrote a story similar to this during spring football. But the conversation I had with Iowa State cornerback Leonard Johnson earlier today warrants another one.This guy has grown up…a lot.“I have been taking things more ...
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Ellis Hobbs is a mentor to Leonard Johnson

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher When spring football began a few weeks ago, one specific Cyclone stood out to me in his interview with the local media. That man was junior cornerback Leonard Johnson. At that time, Johnson essentially told report...