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Andy Brodell

Hometown:
Ankeny, IA

High School:
Ankeny HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 202

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
06/06/1985

09/21/2013

Iowa Routs Western Michigan, 59-3

The 59 points are the most for Hawkeyes since 2002

Hawk-Item - - Named Big Ten Conference special teams Player of the Week for his play in 17-5 win over Iowa State . . . 81-yard punt return for touchdown vs. Iowa State ranks as 10th longest punt return in school history . . . career receiving totals include 94 catches for 1,369 yards . . . ranks 19th in career catches and 20th career receiving yards . . . suffered injury in loss at Wisconsin in fourth game of 2007 season and missed remainder of the season.

2008 Honors - - Coaches Appreciation Award, offense . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, special teams . . . Big Ten special teams Player of the Week vs. Iowa State . . . 2008 - - Ranked second on team in receptions (36) and yards (533), while averaging 14.8 yards per catch . . . also averaged 10.6 yards on 36 punt returns . . . ranked third in the Big Ten and 31st in the nation in punt return average (10.6) . . . listed as first team wide receiver following spring practice . . . started at wide receiver in 46-3 opening win over Maine as offense rushed for 245 yards and gained 457 yards total offense . . . had one pass reception for 16 yards vs. Maine, along with a 24-yard to set uo a touchdown on first drive of the game . . . averaged 15.5 yards on four punt returns, with a long of 19 yards, to total 123 all-purpose yards . . . started at wide receiver in 42-0 win over Florida International as offense rushed for 241 yards and gained 512 yards total offense . . . had two receptions for 15 yards vs. FIU. along with 41 yards on three punt returns, including a best of 32 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 17-5 win over Iowa State . . . two receptions for 19 yards vs. ISU . . . had one punt return for 81-yard touchdown in fourth quarter vs. ISU to secure win . . . return is the first of his career for a touchdown and ranks as his career-best and 10th longest in school history . . . started at wide receiver in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh . . . two receptions for 23 yards and three punt returns for 17 yards at Pittsburgh . . . started at wide receiver in 22-17 loss to Northwestern as offense gained 407 yards total offense . . . collected career-high eight receptions for 126 yards and one touchdown vs. Northwestern . . . had 45-yard scoring reception in second quarter to give Iowa a 17-3 advantage . . . had minus one yard on two punt returns vs. Northwestern . . . started at wide receiver in 16-13 loss at Michigan State . . . led team with five receptions for 79 yards, including a 31-yard scoring catch in the fourth quarter . . . also averaged 9.3 yards on four punt returns at MSU . . . saw action in 45-9 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 227 yards and gained 422 yards total offense . . . led team with four receptions for 95 yards in win at Indiana, including a 35-yard catch to set up Iowa's first touchdown of the game and a 34-yard scoring reception in the third period . . . also had five punt returns for 23 yards against the Hoosiers . . . started at wide receiver in 38-16 win over Wisconsin as offense gained 254 rushing yards . . . had no receptions vs. Badgers, but totaled 30 yards on five punt returns . . . started at wide receiver in 27-24 loss at Illinois . . . led receivers with three receptions for 81 yards at Illinois, including 29-yard scoring reception in fourth period, his fourth touchdown in a five game stretch . . . also had 48 yards on four punt returns, with a long of 20 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State . . . had one pass reception for six yards and one punt return for 10 yards vs. Penn State . . . started at wide receiver in 22-17 win over Purdue as offense gained 248 net rushing yards . . . four catches for 42 yards vs. Purdue, with a long of 19 yards . . . also had one punt return for 16 yards and one rushing attempt for five yards . . . started at wide receiver in 55-0 win at Minnesota as offense rushed for 222 yards and gained 483 yards total offense . . . one pass reception for four yards at Minnesota and three punt returns for 19 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina as offense gained 328 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 27 yards vs. South Carolina.

2007 - - Listed as first team split end following spring practice . . . started at split end in opening win at Northern Illinois as offense gained 250 yards rushing and 383 yards total offense . . . had two pass receptions for 18 yards vs. Northern Illinois, along with 75 yards on six punt returns . . . career-best 56-yard punt return led to Iowa's first touchdown of the game . . . started at split end in win over Syracuse as offense gained 408 yards total offense . . . recorded seven receptions for 54 yards vs. Syracuse, along with 78 yards on four punt returns . . . started at split end in loss at Iowa State, with three receptions for 22 yards and 23 yards on two punt returns . . . started at split end in loss at Wisconsin but left game in the first period due to injury and did not return . . . had one reception for two yards and two punt returns for 26 yards before injury at Wisconsin . . . did not return to action following injury at Wisconsin in fourth game of the season.

2006 - - Listed as second team wide receiver following spring practice . . . saw action in 41-7 win over Montana as offense gained 416 yards total offense . . . started at wide receiver in opening win over Montana, recording two catches for 56 yards, including a 44-yard reception to set up an Iowa score . . . also gained 33 yards on four punt returns, with a best of 15 yards . . . saw action in double overtime win at Syracuse . . . had one reception for 18 yards, that coming on Iowa's second period touchdown drive, and gained 27 yards on three punt returns . . . saw action in win over Iowa State . . . had two receptions for 36 yards and one score, along with 61 yards on three punt returns . . . scored on 11-yard reception just before halftime . . . 31-yard punt return in third period, the longest of his career, led to Iowa's go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth . . . scoring reception marked first touchdown of his career . . . did not see action in win at Illinois due to injury . . . returned to action in loss to top-ranked Ohio State . . . four receptions for 51 yards and one touchdown vs. Ohio State . . . scoring catch covered four yards . . . saw action in win over Purdue as offense reached season high marks in points (47) and rushing yards (286) . . . had two receptions for 71 yards vs. Purdue, including a long of 52 yards on opening series . . . also had 15 yards on two punt returns . . . started at wide receiver in loss at Indiana for second start of the season and third of career . . . had five receptions for 50 yards vs. Indiana, with a long of 15 yards . . . started at wide receiver in loss at Michigan, recording four receptions for 28 yards . . . started at wide receiver in win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 405 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 64 yards vs. Northern Illinois, including best of 35 yards in final touchdown drive . . . started at wide receiver in loss to Northwestern, gaining 14 yards on one reception . . . saw action in loss to Wisconsin, recording two receptions for 18 yards . . . saw action in loss at Minnesota as offense gained season-best 546 yards total offense . . . career-highs with seven receptions for 159 yards and one touchdown vs. Minnesota . . . scoring reception covered 50 yards for Iowa's first touchdown . . . started at wide receiver vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl . . . matched career high with 159 receiving yards on six receptions and scored two touchdowns vs. Texas . . . 63-yard scoring reception in first quarter gave Iowa a 14-0 advantage . . . 23-yard scoring reception late in the third period gave Iowa a 21-20 advantage.

2005 Honors - - Next Man In Award, special teams . . . 2005 - - Saw action in opening win over Ball State . . . had two receptions for 23 yards, with a long of 12 yards . . . saw action at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Northern Iowa as offense gained season-best 496 total yards, but had no statistics . . . saw action at Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Illinois . . . had no offensive statistics, but recorded one assisted tackle on special teams . . . saw action in win at Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Indiana . . . partially blocked Indiana punt just before halftime, with his first career blocked kick leading to an Iowa field goal just before halftime . . . saw action vs. Michigan, recording a 12-yard punt return, the first return of his career . . . started at wide receiver at Northwestern . . . recorded four catches for 46 yards, including three receptions for 39 yards on Iowa's opening scoring drive . . . saw action in win at Wisconsin . . . had no receptions, but recorded one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action in win over Minnesota as offense gained 613 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in Outback Bowl vs. Florida.

2004 - - Redshirted.

High School honors - - Named as Elite and Class 4A first team all-state selection by the Des Moines Register . . . also a first team all-state selection by the Iowa Newspaper Association and Iowapreps.com . . . first team all-conference selection as a junior and senior . . . Career - - helped lead his team to three consecutive state semi-final games (2001-03) . . . set school and conference records with 3,808 career rushing yards and 64 career touchdowns . . . set single-season school and conference records as a senior with 2,041 rushing yards and 38 touchdowns . . . four-time letterman in track . . . 100-meter dash champion at 2003 Drake Relays . . . set school records in the 100 (0:10.4) and 200 (21.4) meter dashes.

Personal - - Born 6/6/85 . . . Health and Sport Studies major . . . parents are Michael and Linda Brodell . . . attended same high school as DE Grant McCracken . . . high school coach was Jerry Pezzetti.

Career Receiving Bests
Catches:	8 vs. Northwestern, 9/27/08
Yards:	159, twice, last vs. Texas, 12/30/06
TDs:	2 vs. Texas, 12/30/06
Long:	63 (TD) vs. Texas, 12/30/06

Career Punt Return Bests
Returns:	6 vs. Northern Illinois, 9/1/07
Yards:	81 vs. Iowa State, 9/13/08
TD:	1 (81 yards) vs. Iowa State, 9/13/08
Long:	81 vs. Iowa State, 9/13/08
 

Brodell's Collegiate Stats

Receiving No. Yards Avg. TD Lng.
Freshman 6 69 11.5 0 15
Sophomore 39 724 17.1 5 63
Junior 13 96 7.4 0 15
Senior 36 533 14.8 4 45
Career 94 1,369 14.6 9 63
Punt Returns No. Yards Avg. TD Lng.
Freshman 1 12 12.0 0 12
Sophomore 13 138 10.6 0 31
Junior 14 202 14.4 0 56
Senior 36 383 10.6 1 81
Career 64 735 11.5 1 81
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