"Each of these guys earned a scholarship on the field, in practice or on gameday," McCarney said. "We take great pride in our walk-on program. This is one of the best things about coaching, being able to reward a team member for their hard work. Some of our best players, (defense tackle) Jordan Carstens and (wide receivers) Lane Danielsen and Jack Whitver came here as walkons and earned a scholarship."
McCarney has awarded 37 scholarships to Cyclones that walked-on to the ISU program.
Anderson, a sophomore from Eden Prairie, Minn., appeared in all 11 games last season, seeing extensive action on special teams. Baldwin has been the holder for ISU kickers the last two seasons. Kohler has seen action on special teams and Arnold is in his final Cyclone season.