Awards and Honors:
2008 First-team Academic All-Big 12
2009 First-team Academic All-Big 12
2009, 2010 Team Academic Award
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (S08, F09)
Moved to defensive end for the start of his senior season ... finished season with nine tackles ... played in 36 career games, seeing action on both sides of the ball ... after graduating from Iowa State in pre-med, enrolled at Luther College and wrestled for one semester.
Played in every game and was key individual on special teams ... was recognized as football student athlete with highest GPA on team after completing at least four semesters of study.
Played in 11 games and made three starts at fullback.
Played in only one game because of injury.
Redshirted initial collegiate season.
Highly decorated prep who earned first-team all state honors his final two seasons ... was three-year starter on both sides of the ball ... on defense, played tackle as a sophomore, end as a junior and linebacker as a senior ... on offense, started in the line and then at tight end his final two seasons for head coach Bill Post ... three-time state placewinner in wrestling, winning a Iowa state HWT title his senior year ... three-time state placewinner in track & field, winning a Iowa state shotput title as a senior.
Born April 23, 1988, in Madison, Wis. ... son of Ann and Dan Mansfield ... pre-medicine major.