December 17, 2014

ISU’s McDonough, Klein shoot for spots in NFL

Several Iowa State football players saw their college season come to an end in the New Year’s Eve bowl game loss to Tulsa, but several are likely to continue their football careers at the next level. Defensive lineman Jake McDonough of Urbandale overcame injuries to play for the Cyclones. He’s looking forward to the next step.

“I will be training from here on out, and then I’ll have an internship to finish out my college career. I’ll graduate in May and then, hopefully, I can pursue my career in the NFL,” McDonough says.

Jake Knott had to watch the last part of his senior season from the sidelines after an injury.

“First of all I’ve just been luck to be surrounded by the people I have been, the coaching and all that. In this day and age in college football to have the same coach and head coach for four years straight is awesome and says a lot about where the program is headed,” Knott says.

While Knott will now try to make it into the NFL, his brother is preparing to try and fill his spot on the Cyclone defense. His brother has been playing the linebacker position since midseason.