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Austin Blythe

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Williamsburg, Iowa

High School:
Williamsburg

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 290

Position:
OL

07/14/2014

3 Hawkeyes Named to Rotary Lombardi Watch List

Scherff, Blythe and Davis each named to 2014 Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List

06/05/2014

9 Hawkeyes Named to Phil Steele's Preseason All-B1G Team

Brandon Scherff and Kevonte Martin-Manley earn first team honors

07/29/2013

Wanted: 'Good Ole' Running Game'

Iowa's offensive line looks to rejuvenate the Hawkeyes' rushing attack in 2013

06/03/2013

10 Hawkeyes Named to Phil Steele's Preseason All-B1G Team

Jordan Cotton named first team kick returner

04/17/2013

Iowa OL: 2 Cities and a Suburb

Brian Ferentz stresses consistency with the Hawkeye lineman

12/28/2013

Outback Bowl Practice No. 13

Outback Bowl Practice No. 13 Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

12/25/2013

First Outback Bowl practice in Tampa

The Hawkeye football team held their first practice in Tampa today and former Hawkeye Adrian Clayborn stopped by.

10/26/2013

Northwestern at Iowa

Northwestern at Iowa Kinnick Stadium -- Iowa City, Iowa Photos by Jeff Becker

10/19/2013

Iowa vs OSU 10-19-13

Iowa travels to Columbus, OH to play OSU on Oct. 19, 2013.

10/05/2013

Michigan State at Iowa

Michigan State at Iowa Kinnick Stadium - Iowa City, Iowa Photos by Jeff Becker

Hawk-Item - - Moved from guard to center during 2013 spring practice . . . one of four sophomores named to 2013 Leadership Group . . . one of three redshirt freshmen named to 2012 Leadership Group.

2013 Honors - - Honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . 2013 Preseason Honors - - named preseason second team all-Big Ten by College Sports Madness and fourth team by Phil Steele . . . 2013 - - started all 13 games at center . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 30-27 loss to Northern Illinois, as offense gained 458 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 28-14 win over Missouri State as offense gained 491 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 27-21 win at Iowa State as offense gained 378 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards for third straight game. . . started at center in 59-3 win over Western Michigan as offense gained 446 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards in fourth straight game . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 23-7 win at Minnesota as offense gained 464 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards in fifth straight outing . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 26-14 loss to Michigan State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 34-24 loss at Ohio State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 17-10 OT win over Northwestern . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 28-9 loss to Wisconsin . . . started at center in 38-14 win at Purdue as offense rushed for 318 yards and gained 509 yards total offense . . . started at center and player every offensive down in 24-21 win over Michigan as offense gained 407 yards total offense . . . started at center in 38-17 win at Nebraska . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 21-14 Outback Bowl loss to LSU.

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.

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