Iowa State football players Joel Lanning and Allen Lazard have been named the co-winners of the Pete Taylor MVP award for their performances as seniors during the 2017 season.
Joel Lanning and Allen Lazard are your Pete Taylor MVP Award co-winners for 2017. #WinInTheDark
— Cyclone Football (@CycloneFB) March 25, 2018
Lanning, the quarterback-turned-linebacker who played a critical role in the team’s Oct. 7 upset of Big 12 champion Oklahoma, finished the season 114 total tackles — 11 for a loss — and one interception. That was coupled with 47 passing yards and a touchdown pass over the course of the year at quarterback.
Lazard, Iowa State’s 6-foot-5 wide receiver, finished the season with no shortage of records. His 10 touchdown catches in 2017 were the most ever by a Cyclone in a single season. He exited Iowa State with a career 241 receptions for 3,360 receiving yards — both school records.
Coach Matt Campbell and the Cyclones will miss their contributions in 2018, no doubt. But the legacies of Lazard and Lanning won’t be forgotten anytime soon at Jack Trice Stadium and beyond.