Iowa State football: Final grades for defense and special teams units

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September 14, 2013; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones captains Kirby Van Der Kamp (13), Ethan Tuftee (64), Jermiah George (52), Jeff Woddy (32), James White (8) and Jacques Washington (5) walk out before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa beat Iowa State 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA Today Sports

Punting: A-

Outside of the fall-off late in the season, which prevents a better grade, Kirby Van Der Kamp has been a consistent punter that literally became Iowa State’s instant offense. Van Der Kamp converted all of his punt fake attempts in his career, and made highlight passing and running plays on fourth down to keep the Cyclones in it.