AMES, Iowa – Four Cyclones were named to Walter Camp Preseason All-America Teams, announced today by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
All-Americans from 2020 Charlie Kolar (TE, Sr.), Breece Hall (RB, Jr.) and Mike Rose (LB, Sr.) were selected to the first team, while senior center Colin Newell was named to the second team.
Kolar returns for his senior season as one of the best tight ends in the country. The two-time All-American and two-time First Team All-Big 12 choice, who was one of three finalists for the Mackey Award in 2020, is on pace to shatter virtually all tight end marks in Cyclone history.
Kolar tallied 44 receptions for 591 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns in 11 games last year. His seven touchdown catches tied for seventh on ISU’s season list.
The Norman, Okla., native owns ISU career marks for tight ends in receptions (106), receiving yards (1,425) and touchdown grabs (17). His 17 career touchdown catches ranks fourth all-time in school history and he will enter the season with a 24-game streak with a reception, the fourth-best string in school history.
Hall finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy balloting and was one of three finalists for the Doak Walker Award in 2020.
A native of Wichita, Kan., Hall returns for his junior season as one of the best ballcarriers in the nation. The 2020 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year led the nation in rushing yards (1,572), 100-yard rushing games (9) and consecutive games with a rushing touchdown (12) in 2020.
He also set or matched five Iowa State season records: touchdowns (23), rushing touchdowns (21), scoring (138), multi-TD rush games (8) and consecutive games with a rushing touchdown (12).
Hall busted out 20+ yard runs 14 times last year and has just one lost fumble in 511 career touches. He also caught 23 passes for 180 yards.
Rose was the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and an All-Big 12 First Team recipient in 2020.
Rose, who has started all 38 games in his outstanding career, was named to multiple All-America teams in 2020 and has earned All-Big 12 recognition in each of his three seasons in Ames.
This past year, Rose had the most tackles in the Big 12 (96) and was credited with 10.5 TFL, ranking third on the team. The Cyclone star also led all NCAA linebackers nationally with five interceptions, the most by a Cyclone linebacker in school history.
Two of his interceptions occurred late in the fourth quarter while securing victories for the Cyclones (TCU, Baylor). Rose will enter his senior year with 248 tackles and 29.0 TFL, ranking 10th all-time in school history.
Newell, a native of Ames, Iowa, started all 12 games and was a First Team All-Big 12 recipient in 2020. He will enter his senior season with 26 career starts.
Newell was the lynchpin of an offensive line unit that was one of 11 finalists for the Joe Moore Award in 2020, an award distributed annually to the nation’s best offensive line.
The two-time Rimington Award watch list member helped the Cyclones break the school record for rushing touchdowns (31) and post the second-best scoring offense (32.9) in school history in 2020.
Newell also played a part in paving the way for unanimous All-American Hall, who led the nation in rushing (1,572) and broke the school record for touchdowns in a season with 23.