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Preseason honors for 7 Cyclone Football Players

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Seven Cyclones have been named All-Big 12 selections in Phil Steele's 2012 College Football Preview. 

Iowa State linebacker A.J. Klein has been named a fourth-team All-American and first-team All-Big 12.  Jake Knott was selected first-team All-Big 12.  Klein and Knott combined for 131 tackles last season.

Jake McDonough, the defensive tackle who made 35 tackles and had 3 ½ sacks last fall, was a second-team All-Big 12 pick. James White, who rushed for 743 yards and eight touchdowns last season, earned third-team preseason All-Big 12 honors from Phil Steele's 2012 College Football Preview.

Cyclone tight end Kurt Hammerschmidt, center Tom Farniok and punter Kirby Van Der Kamp were fourth-team All-Big 12 honorees.
 
The 2012 College Football Preview hits news stands on June 5.
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