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Former Buckeye, Gopher OL Brian Bobek lands at Iowa State


In February of 2011, offensive lineman Brian Bobek signed with the Ohio State Buckeyes as a four-star recruit before redshirting his freshman year and transferring to Minnesota just 16 months later. After a tumultuous run with the Golden Gophers, where he only played in eight total games in three seasons due to injuries, he has left for the Iowa State Cyclones for his final year of eligibility.

Bobek sat out the 2012 season due to NCAA transfer rules and then missed all of 2013 due to a heart condition. He seemed to be a big piece of their team in 2015 when he started five games, but missed the remainder of the season with a concussion.

This has led to him getting a sixth year of eligibility in 2016 and he will spend it with the Cyclones as a graduate transfer. Scout.com’s Alex Halsted reported the news and Bobek’s father later confirmed it to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

In 2011, Brian Bobek was rated as the No. 2 center in the country and the No. 5 player in the state of Indiana. I think it is safe to say he will certainly help the Cyclones out in a big way this year.

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