In just two years, Lane Danielson has gone from walk-on to Iowa State’s big play receiver. The native of Dike was a class 2A all-state selection his senior season at Dike-New Hartford high school and the following spring was the 2A 100-meter champion at the state track meet. However, his football opportunities beyond high school were limited. He says no one offered him a scholarship, but UNI and ISU did ask him to walk on.Danielson felt he could play at the major college level and decided to pursue that opportunity. He says his high school coach always supported him and told him he could do it.Danielson redshirted his first season and says there was an adjustment to the speed of the major college level. He says he realized in the Spring that he could play in the Big 12.Danielson came of age last year when his 33-yard touchdown reception with 18-seconds remaining lifted the Cyclones to a 33-26 victory at Oklahoma State.Danielson had seven catches and a touchdown run in Iowa State’s win at Ohio last Saturday.
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