Hawkeyes to make 26th bowl appearance
Iowa bowl eligible for 11th straight season
Hawkeyes and Huskers meet in first Heroes Game
Hawkeyes and Boilers to meet for first time since 2008
Iowa closes home season against second straight ranked opponent
Hawkeyes rack up 456 yards of total offense in 45-24 victory.
Hawk-Item - - enrolled at Iowa for spring semester and participated in spring practice. Switched positions from quarterback to linebacker during 2011 season.
2010 - - Redshirted.
High school honors - - Participated in Army All-American Bowl and Hawaii vs. Mainland All-Star game . . . earned first team all-state honors as a junior and senior, being named captain of Class 4A all-state team as a senior . . . named first team all-conference and Player of the Year as junior and senior . . . Career - - completed 99-187 passes for 1,820 yards and 23 touchdowns in leading team to state title as a senior . . . also rushed 142 times for 752 yards, averaged 40.8 yards on 29 punts and collected two interceptions on defense . . . as a junior completed 77-136 passes for 1,197 yards and 11 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,064 yards and 13 touchdowns on 168 attempts . . . averaged 36 yards on 28 punts and had 14 KO returns for 287 yards and a touchdown . . . as a sophomore receiver had 18 receptions for 358 yards and four touchdowns, while averaging 18.1 yards on nine punt returns and 28.3 yards on four KO returns . . . had one punt return touchdown and three interceptions on defense . . . holds school record for career touchdown passes (34) and longest punt (70 yards) . . . led prep team to 24-1 record in final two seasons and three straight post-season appearances . . . first two-year captain at Iowa City HS . . . also lettered in basketball and baseball . . . member of prep basketball team that won state championship his sophomore year . . . three-year starter in baseball.
Personal - - Born 9/20/91 . . . open major . . . parents are Kelly and John Derby . . . brother of Hawkeye sophomore Zach Derby . . . his father was a first team all-Big Ten linebacker at Iowa in 1991, along with being a team captain and MVP . . . one of seven players from Iowa City on the Iowa roster . . . attended same high school as WR Jay Chelf, TE Zach Derby, OL James Ferentz and RB Ellis Jordan . . . high school coach was Dan Sabers.