Hawk-Item - - Big Ten Freshman of the Year in both indoor and outdoor track and field in 1998, becoming the first weightman to earn such honors in conference history . . . placed fourth in the discus at the World Junior Championships with toss of 185-7 and earned first place at the U.S. Junior National meet following freshman season . . . won conference titles in both the discus and shot put at 2001 Big Ten outdoor track and field championships . . . set Iowa school records in the shot put in 2001, both indoors and outdoors . . . placed second in both the discus and shot put and 2000 outdoor Big Ten track and field championships . . . best career marks include 63-2 3/4 in the shot put, 194-5 in the discus and 199-0 in the hammer.
2001 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten . . . 2001 - - started all 12 games at fullback . . . game captain vs. Miami, OH . . . rushed 52 times for 242 yards and four TDs . . . 20 pass receptions for 264 yards and four TDs . . . tied for third on the team in scoring with 48 points . . . career-high 73 yards on 12 carries vs. Kent State, including first career touchdown on a 14-yard run . . . four carries for 12 yards vs. Miami and a 15-yard touchdown reception . . . two carries for six yards vs. Penn State . . . three receptions for 22 yards at Penn State, including an eight-yard TD reception . . . 13 yards on three attempts at Michigan State and four pass receptions for 46 yards . . . rushed six times for 34 yards and had a seven-yard reception in win over Indiana . . . two carries for 15 yards and 52 yards on three pass receptions vs. Michigan . . . one catch for 11 yards at Wisconsin?six rushes for 30 yards at Northwestern and 65 yards on two receptions . . . scored twice from the four-yardline at Northwestern and had a 45-yard scoring reception . . . four carries for five yards and two receptions for eight yards and one touchdown in win over Minnesota . . . 21 yards on three rushing attempts at Iowa State . . . rushed seven times for 36 yards in Alamo Bowl win over Texas Tech and had 38 yards on three pass receptions . . . 2000 - - started six games at fullback while fighting injuries throughout the season . . . second on the team in rushing yardage with 34 carries for 135 yards while playing in nine games . . . started first game of his career vs. Kansas State . . . rushed nine times for 40 yards and had one pass reception for zero yards . . . also started vs. Western Michigan and Iowa State before being injured . . . did not play at Nebraska . . . returned to action vs. Indiana and returned to starting line-up vs. Illinois . . . injured again vs. Illinois and did not play vs. Ohio State . . . 30 yards on seven carries and two receptions for five yards vs. Western Michigan . . . two carries for four yards vs. Iowa State before being injured . . . returned to action vs. Indiana but had no stats . . . 10 yards on four carries and one reception for 10 yards in win over Michigan State . . . four yards on his only carry at Illinois before being injured . . . missed games vs. Ohio State and Wisconsin due to injury . . . returned to starting line-up in final two games vs. Northwestern and Minnesota . . . 11 yards on five carries vs. Northwestern . . . rushed four times for 23 yards at Minnesota . . . 1999 - - played in all 11 games, seeing action at fullback and on special teams . . . had nine carries for 21 yards and had six pass receptions for 85 yards . . . at Big Ten outdoor track and field championships placed second in the discus, third in the shot put and eighth in the hammer throw . . . three rushes for six yards vs. Penn State . . . two receptions for 60 yards vs. Indiana . . . one rush for six yards at Ohio State . . . 16 yards on two receptions vs. Illinois . . . 1998 - - played in all 11 games, seeing limited action at fullback while also playing on special teams . . . rushed four times for 40 yards, with a long of 25 yards . . . one pass reception for three yards . . . had eight tackles on special teams, including six solo stops and two assists . . . joined football team for the first time in 1998 after competing in track and field in first year at Iowa . . . won Big Ten title in discus in outdoor track and field and was fourth in the shot put . . . fifth in discus at Drake Relays and sixth at NCAA meet with throw of 191-9 . . . won Big Ten outdoor discus title (185-9) . . . best hammer throw of 170-7 and weight throw of 63-1 1/4 are Iowa records.
High school honors - - Marion County Athlete of the Year for his football and track and field accomplishments . . . Career - - all-state in shot put and discus as a junior and senior . . . U.S. Airways National Scholastic champion in discus and was fourth in shot put . . . Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year in Indiana . . . holds state shot put record (66-8 1/2) while winning state title . . . also won state discus title and was conference champion in both events . . . best discus throw as a prep was 204-9 . . . ranked third nationally in discus and fourth in shot put . . . track captain as a senior and three-time track MVP . . . three letters in football, four in track and field and one in wrestling.
Personal - - Born 9/5/79 . . . pre-business major . . . three-time member of Honor Roll and two-time scholar athlete . . . has four older sisters, and twin sister, Jill, competes in track and field (hurdles) at Western Michigan . . . parents are Enyess and Edgar Allen.