Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy will be on the cover of the 2021 College Football America Yearbook, out later this summer. The College Football America Yearbook staff captured this year’s cover photo during a Cyclones game with Texas in Ames, Iowa.
Purdy led the Cyclones to one of their best seasons in school history in 2020. He completed 243-of-365 passes for 2,750 yards and threw for 19 touchdowns, tying for third on ISU’s single-season list. He earned All-Big 12 First Team honors at quarterback, the first Cyclone to do that since John Quinn did it in the Big 8 Conference in 1981. Purdy led the Cyclones to their first Big 12 Championship game appearance and was the Offensive Most Valuable Player in the Cyclones’ Fiesta Bowl victory over Oregon.
“Our College Football America Yearbook Staff is working hard to complete our 2021 Yearbook this summer,” editor-in-chief Matthew Postins said. “Naturally, the 2020 season was challenging, and our staff was shooting photos for the Yearbook as late as the FCS national championship game in May. But the goal has always been the same — to provide as complete a picture of college football going into the next season.
“By putting Purdy on this year’s cover, we’re not only acknowledging his and the Cyclones’ tremendous season in 2020, we are also looking ahead to 2021, where the Cyclones could be one of the best teams in the country and, perhaps, finish the job of winning the Big 12 in 2021.”
The staff hopes the yearbook will be complete and released by mid-July.
The 2021 College Football America Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.
The print edition will be available online later this summer via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.
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