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
Williamsburg native gains rookie honors
Scout.com names Iowa freshman to honor squad
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 . . . biology major . . . member of prep Honor Roll and National Honor Society . . . parents are Mary and Curt Blythe . . . high school coach was Curt Ritchie.