AMES, Iowa (AP) — Former Wyoming defensive lineman Ben Durbin will play his final season for Iowa State in 2012.
Durbin, who starred at nearby Gilbert High in Iowa, has graduated from Wyoming with a year of football eligibility left and will take graduate courses at Iowa State next fall.
Durbin was a first-team all-state pick for Gilbert in 2077 but wasn't offered a scholarship by the Cyclones. He was moved to defensive line from linebacker in 2010 and started eight games for the Cowboys in 2011.
Durbin, who is listed at 6-foot-3 and 272 pounds, was expected to start for Wyoming this fall. But Durbin says playing for his hometown school is a dream for him.