Jake Knott, A.J. Klein named to CBS All-Conference Team


Iowa State’s Jake McDonough and A.J. Klein work to bring down WVU running back Shawne Alston on Friday, Nov. 23, at Jack Trice Stadium. Klein recorded a season-high 14 tackles during the Cyclones’ first-ever matchup against West Virginia.

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Senior linebackers Jake Knott and A.J. Klein have been named to the CBS Sports Big 12 All-Conference Team, as announced Monday.

Klein, who was Co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year last season, leads the team in total tackles with 98 and is tied for the NCAA record for most interceptions returned for touchdowns by a linebacker with four.

Knott’s season saw an early ending due to a recurring shoulder injury that required surgery after Iowa State’s 35-21 Homecoming win against Baylor on Oct. 27. Knott ranks sixth in all-time tackles in ISU history with 347.