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QB Jared Barnett one of two leaving Iowa State

Jared Barnett AP

After losing out on the starting quarterback job in August, Jared Barnett has decided to take his leave of the Iowa State football program.

Head coach Paul Rhoads announced Friday that Barnett and linebacker C.J. Morgan have decided to leave the Cyclones to continue their playing careers elsewhere.  There’s no word on where either will transfer, although Rhoads alluded to family issues that will likely send Morgan closer to his hometown of Frostproof, Fla.

Barnett started nine games the past two seasons, three in 2012 and six in 2011.  His most memorable performance came against Oklahoma State in November 2011, throwing for 376 yards and three touchdowns in a win that prevented the then-No. 2 Cowboys from playing in last year’s BCS championship game.

“Jared has had some great games in a Cyclone uniform and we will miss his character in the locker room and on the field,” Rhoads said. “We respect his decision.”

Barnett finished his Cyclones career with 1,825 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Morgan started six games during his time with the Cyclones, including two of the last three regular seasons games this year.

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2 Responses to “QB Jared Barnett one of two leaving Iowa State”
  1. huskersrock1 says: Jan 11, 2013 3:52 PM

    Well if you can’t get the starting at Iowa State I would expect him to take a stab at D-3.

  2. cyraider says: Jan 11, 2013 6:39 PM

    Hey huskers rock,
    How much did hey ‘rock’ this year? You left a real conference cuz u couldn’t ever win a big game, then you went to a weaker conference to get butt diddled by the third best team in the other division. Then Georgia slapped the crap out of u. Oh, and how awesome is your qb? He’s a 4′-7″ gremlin who can barely throw 20 yards. I’m not saying we’re awesome, I’m just sayin u guys STILL aren’t as good as u think u are. Remember what happened the last time we played in your house? Yeah, shut up and take your sister out for a nice seafood dinner.

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