Cyclones celebrate 2017 football success
Iowa State celebrated a successful 2017 football season with its annual awards banquet Sunday at Hilton Coliseum.
The Cyclones finished 8-5 overall with three wins over Top 25 opponents, a Liberty Bowl victory and a fourth-place finish in the Big 12 Conference.
Seniors Allen Lazard and Joel Lanning were co-winners of the Most Valuable Player Award. Lazard also earned the honor in 2016.
Sophomore running back David Montgomery was named Outstanding Offensive Skill Player, sophomore Marcel Spears and junior Brian Peavy shared the Outstanding Defensive Skill Player Award and Josh Knipfel, Ray Lima and Garrett Owens shared the Outstanding Newcomer Award.
ISU football awards
Most valuable player — Allen Lazard, Joel Lanning
Defensive scout team player of year — Rory Walling
Offensive scout team player of year — Colin Newell
Special teams scout team player of year — Zach Silbermann
Academic award — Marchie Murdock
Consideration award — Jake Campos
Ruben J. Miller award — Bryan Larson
Outstanding newcomers of year — Josh Knipfel, Ray Lima, Garrett Owens
Outstanding walk-on — Kyle Kempt
Unsung hero — Trever Ryen, Vernell Trent
Outstanding offensive skill player — David Montgomery
Outstanding defensive skill player — Marcel Spears, Brian Peavy
Outstanding defensive lineman — J.D. Waggoner
Outstanding offensive lineman — Julian Good-Jones
Outstanding special teams player — Jack Spreen
Captain award — Allen Lazard, Joel Lanning, Brian Peavy, Jake Campos, Kamari Cotton-Moya.