AMES, Iowa – Iowa State placed two members of its football team on the All-Big 12 squad, announced today by the Associated Press.
Senior linebacker Jeremiah George was named first team and junior tight end E.J. Bibbs made the second team.
A native of Clearwater, Fla., George was the Big 12’s leading tackler in 2013, averaging 11.1 tackles per game to rank fourth nationally. In league games only, George ranked in the Big 12’s top-10 in tackles (1st- 11.8), forced fumbles (T4th- 3), tackles for loss (5th, 12.0) and sacks (T10th- 3.5).
George joins a list of outstanding linebackers under head coach Paul Rhoads who have earned First-Team All-Big 12 honors. Jesse Smith (2009), A.J. Klein (2011, 2012) and Jake Knott (2012) were also first-teamers.
Bibbs, a native of Chicago, Ill., recorded one of the finest seasons by a Cyclone tight end in school history in 2013. Bibbs caught 39 passes, ranking second in the Big 12 for tight ends and second all-time for tight ends in ISU history.
Bibbs ended the year with 462 receiving yards and was the only Cyclone with multiple catches in all 12 games.
The All-Big 12 Coaches team will be released on Wednesday.