Started all 12 games at linebacker, ranking third on the team in tackles with 61 … tied for second on the team in sacks with 2.0 … had 4.5 TFL and two pass breakups … recorded a career-high 10 tackles, including a career-best six solo stops, and a sack vs. UNI … tallied eight tackles vs. Tulsa … had seven tackles, including 1.5 TFL, vs. West Virginia … has 75 tackles, 4.5 TFL and 2.0 sacks in his career.
Saw action in 10 games, making seven special teams tackles.
Played in 12 games, earning roles on multiple special teams groups … finished the season with seven tackles … made first two career tackles on back-to-back plays at Missouri.
Three-star recruit ... chose Iowa State over offers from Colorado, Kentucky and Minnesota ... class 5A-11 all-district team selection as a defensive back (started eight games at corner, two at safety) ... made 32 tackles, including one sack, and broke up three passes ... honorable mention all-district his junior season ... recorded 72 tackles and two interceptions playing at safety as a junior ... in sophomore campaign, had 35 tackles and four pass breakups at safety ... coached by Mike Robinson ... also competed in track and field ... district champion in the triple jump as a junior (46-04.50).
Born March 23, 1993 ... son of Mark and Tracey Brackens ... child, adult and family services major ... brother, Jacob, played football at Kansas Wesleyan.