AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy grew up idolizing Tim Tebow.
After a phenomenal freshman season, perhaps it was more than serendipity that the Cyclones awarded Purdy No. 15, which Tebow wore at Florida, when he first arrived on campus.
Purdy, who rose from the third string to lead Iowa State to seven wins in nine games in 2018, met with reporters for the first time on Friday. Iowa State doesn't allow freshmen to speak with reporters.