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2019 Iowa State Football Position Previews: Quarterbacks

We’re officially two work weeks away from the beginning of the 2019 football season, which means it’s officially time to start digging into previews. For the next couple weeks, we’re going to be releasing season prospectuses for each position group, examining departures, new guys, starters, potential contenders for playing time, and overall projection for the season. Let’s dive into the quarterbacks.


The Cyclones lost three players from the quarterback position during or after the 2018 season. First and foremost, seventeenth-year redshirt senior quarterback Kyle Kempt finally graduated. Kempt entered last season as the presumptive starter at quarterback, but went down with a knee injury in the first quarter against Iowa, and took only a few meaningful snaps over the course of the remaining 12 games.