Three Cyclones Earn Academic Honors

Three Iowa State football players have been named to the Verizon Academic-All America District VII Team.

Defensive tackle Jordan Carstens earned first-team defense honors for the second consecutive year. Jack Whitver (first-team offense) and Bob Montgomery (second-team offense) make their first appearance on the list.

Carstens, a junior majoring in agricultural business, is one of ISU's four team captains this fall. Carstens has 76 tackles this season, including nine for loss and five sacks.

Montgomery, a junior majoring in exercise and sport science, has been a stalwart on the Cyclone offensive line the past two seasons. He has started 23 consecutive games on the line, at a multitude of positions.

Whitver graduated with a degree in exercise and sport science in three years, and is in his first semester of graduate work towards an MBA. He has been a solid possession receiver this fall, catching 37 passes for 492 yards. Whitver is a favorite target of Seneca Wallace in third-down situations, converting over 80 percent of his third-down catches into first downs.

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