Nelson B. "Buddy" Thompson—Football—Graduated 1955
Thompson, a standout QB for the Cyclones, would be selected to both the Big-5 Football Team and First-Team All-Conference Quarterback. Thompson started during both his junior and senior seasons. During his junior year (1953), the Cyclones won the Big-5 Championship while going 9-1-1. During his senior season (1954), the Cyclones were 10-1.