Iowa State has suffered a blow to their offensive line, as starting right tackle Jacob Gannon has decided to leave the football team. According to Zach Spears, Gannon left because he was "burnt out" from football.
Gannon started in the season opening loss to North Dakota State. Gannon had injury problems in 2013, but still managed to start 8 games for the Cyclones. Gannon played in all 13 games during the 2012 season and started the final two. Gannon also saw action in all the 13 games for the 2011 season and started two games against Kansas and Oklahoma State. Gannon's career started with a redshirt in 2010.
Gannon was named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team in both 2012 and 2013 and was named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team in 2011.
Redshirt freshman Jake Campos will be the man called upon to fill the void left by Gannon.
This is the second player Iowa State has lost on the offensive side of the ball this week. On Monday, wide receiver Quenton Bundrage was ruled out for the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL against North Dakota State this past Saturday.