Big 12: Earle Bruce

Iowa State's Mount Rushmore

February, 12, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Iowa State's history isn't as rich as some Big 12 schools, but the Cyclones still have several worthy candidates if they ever constructed a Mount Rushmore for its football history.

Here are my selections:

  • Earle Bruce -- Taking the Cyclones to a career record above .500 deserves something, doesn't it?
  • Troy Davis -- Two-time rushing leader was second in the Heisman in 1996, narrowly losing to Danny Wuerffel.
  • Jack Trice -- His heroic but fleeting career has served as an inspiration for every Cyclone who followed him.
  • Seneca Wallace -- His knack for making big plays remains memorable seven years after his last game.

I thought long and hard about Dan McCarney, who holds the school record for victories and had a run of bowl appearances earlier in the decade.  

Anybody I missed?

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