Iowa's offensive line looks to rejuvenate the Hawkeyes' rushing attack in 2013
Jordan Cotton named first team kick returner
Brian Ferentz stresses consistency with the Hawkeye lineman
Hawkeye offensive lineman nearly 100 percent after October injury
Hawkeyes played 6 games decided by 3 points or fewer
Northwestern at Iowa Kinnick Stadium -- Iowa City, Iowa Photos by Jeff Becker
Iowa travels to Columbus, OH to play OSU on Oct. 19, 2013.
Michigan State at Iowa Kinnick Stadium - Iowa City, Iowa Photos by Jeff Becker
Iowa 27, Iowa State 21 Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013
Iowa hosts Missouri State on Saturday Sept. 9 at Kinnick Stadium.
Hawk-Item - - One of three redshirt freshmen named to 2012 Leadership Group.
2012 Honors - - First team Freshman All-America by Scout.com . . . 2012 - - played in 10 games, with nine starts at right guard . . . missed two full games and one partial game due to injury . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 9-6 loss to Iowa State . . . started at right guard in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 429 yards total offense . . . started at right guard in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan as offense gained 430 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 31-13 win over Minnesota due to injury . . . did not see action in 19-16 win at Michigan State due to injury . . . returned to action in 38-14 loss to Penn State . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 28-17 loss at Northwestern . . . started at right guard in 24-21 loss at Indiana . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 27-24 loss to Purdue . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 42-17 loss at Michigan . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 13-7 loss to Nebraska.
2011 - - Redshirted.
High school honors - - Named honorable mention on Parade all-America team . . . two-time first team all-state honoree . . . three-time first team all-district selection . . . Ed Thomas Award nominee . . . named High School Wrestler of the Year as a senior by Iowa City Press-Citizen . . . Career - - helped prep squad to state playoff appearances in 2008, 2009 and 2010, compiling 28-5 overall record . . . team captain as a senior . . . completed career with 123 tackles, 40 tackles for loss, 14 QB sacks and three fumble recoveries . . . had 20 tackles, five tackles for loss and three fumble recoveries as a sophomore . . . collected 40 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and five QB sacks as a junior . . . had 63 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and nine QB sacks as a senior . . . earned three straight state heavyweight wrestling titles in final three years after placing second at state meet as a freshman . . . compiled 187-11 prep wrestling record and holds state record with 143 career pins . . . posted 50-1 record as a senior, becoming 72nd wrestler in state history to win three straight state titles and 43rd wrestler to reach state finals four straight years . . . earned varsity letters in football (3), wrestling (4) and track (4).
Personal - - Born 6/16/92 . . . communication studies major . . . member of prep Honor Roll and National Honor Society . . . parents are Mary and Curt Blythe . . . high school coach was Curt Ritchie.