Iowa State football: Cyclones visits injured Ben Loth in hospital


In a classy move by the Iowa State football team, they spent part of their day on Friday visiting former offensive lineman Ben Loth, whose football career ended suddenly during fall camp.

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Here’s a tweet of the picture that shows Loth’s teammates surrounding him after undergoing knee surgery.

Loth had a gruesome knee injury nearly two weeks ago when fall camp opened up. Instant reaction looked like an ACL injury that could sideline him for a year, but players and coaches were hopeful that it would be a lesser injury despite the swelling.

Instead, the worst that was feared came to fruition. It was a bad MCL injury; bad enough that his football career would come to an end.

Loth came into the season as the team’s backup center to Tom Farniok. He was a redshirt senior that saw little action in his first two years after redshirting, but he played nine games in 2013. Two of them were in place of Farniok who was injured earlier in the season.

The offensive lineman is a native of Chatsworth, California. He picked the Cyclones over some more local schools such as Fresno State and UNLV.

Again, we wish the best to Loth and his future endeavors. And yes, were wondering this exact same thing when looking at the picture.