Get to know captain Nick Leaders

The anchor of the Cyclone defensive front, Nick Leaders was a second-team all-Big 12 selection a season ago. He had 50 tackles, one recovered fumble, 3.5 sacks and 11 tackles for a loss. The fourth-year player was a first-team all-freshman selection by and was Iowa State's Outstanding Newcomer in 2002.

Were you surprised when you heard your name called as captain?


Leaders: A little bit you never know. I knew a lot of guys respected me and they always told I'd be captain, but you never except. It's always a great honor when you get picked by your teammates


What type of leader are you?


Leaders: I used to always be a lead by example guy, but coming into my senior season I realized I had to do more. I had to become a vocal leader even if it's not my nature I had to get outside myself a little bit and do what has to be done.



Now for the fun stuff….


Name me three Cyclones to look out for this fall.


Leaders: Flynn at wide receiver, Moser at safety and Hicks at running back.





What's in your CD player?


Leaders: Anything country



Who's the best dresser on the team?


Leaders: As a joke Tony Yelk




What part of two-a-days is the worst?


Leaders: Just the long days, it wasn't physically demanding just getting up early and staying up late.



Which teammate makes you laugh the most?


Leaders: Moorehead



What does he do?


Leaders: He's a quiet kid by nature when all the coaches are around, but he has a dry sense of humor with one liners.



What was your best Halloween costume as a kid? Did you and your brothers dress up as anything?


Leaders: Dan Marino and Mark Duper one year.


Nick              Andy


Which on were you?


Leaders: Marino



Who has the best nickname on the team?


Leaders: Steve ‘Greedy' Paris


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