Iowa State adds graduate transfer kicker from the Pac-12
Iowa State added another kicker to the fold on Monday.
Iowa State added another kicker to its 2017 battle Monday as Oregon State graduate transfer Garrett Owens gave the Cyclones his pledge pending his admission into the university by the time second semester classes start in early January.
A source confirmed Owens' Instagram post saying he was transferring to Iowa State and told CycloneAlert that Owens will be a mid-year enrollee as a preferred walk-on to the program. The addition of Owens gives the Cyclones a veteran presence at kicker with the loss of senior Cole Netten, who went 16-of-17 on field goals in 2016.
Owens went 32-of-45 on field goal attempts (71.1 percent) in three seasons at Oregon State after redshirting, including 10-of-17 in 2016 as a junior. Owens will have one remaining year of eligibility and is likely to join a competition beginning in spring ball.
The Cyclones will return kickoff specialist Chris Francis, who is likely to handle kickoff duties barring a change and will also have redshirt freshman Eric Silvester, who walked on to Iowa State last summer from New York as the No. 32 overall kicker in the 2016 class by Kohl's Kicking. The staff added Silvester with the idea to groom him to compete for the starting job and he could battle now moving forward.
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