FRISCO, Texas (AP) Joel Lanning always had the mentality of a linebacker when playing quarterback for Iowa State. Now he'll be chasing QBs in and out of the pocket.
After 14 starts at quarterback for the Cyclones the past two seasons, Lanning moved to defense during spring practice and is listed as one of their starting linebackers.
"I wasn't offended by it. I'm a team player," Lanning said of the switch. "I don't need all the, whatever, followers on Twitter and all that stuff. I was just trying to play football and have fun playing with my teammates, win games."