Iowa State Cyclones

Watch: Iowa State Football Gives Scholarship to Stevo Klotz

Iowa State tight end Stevo Klotz has spent the better part of three years in Ames as a member of the football team while working to afford his college tuition.

The Cyclones’ social media team posted a heartwarming video of Klotz receiving his scholarship on Friday after being asked to leave an Iowa State team meeting. Iowa State’s coaching staff quickly changed all of the meeting screens to a photo of Klotz followed by the word “scholarship” and called the veteran tight end in to see the surprise.


Klotz played in all 12 games last season for the Cyclones as a member of the special teams unit and as a tight end, and while the daily grind of a student-athlete is tough lifestyle to balance, Klotz finished off his season on both the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team, and on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Head coach Matt Campbell addressed the team after the players surrounded Klotz in celebration where Campbell complimented the Minnesota native saying, “Honestly, you deserve it. Everything you’ve done for this football team, your attitude, your effort, and your commitment, man you exemplify that and we’re really proud of you. Congratulations.”

Klotz and the Cyclones kick off their season on September 2nd against UNI, and while Klotz may not be the biggest name in Ames, the junior tight end has more than earned his place on Iowa State’s roster.

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