UI defensive coordinator Phil Parker had zero hestitation in taking on the role of secondary coach
Defensive back ready for 2013 after missing entire '12 season
Hawkeyes played 6 games decided by 3 points or fewer
Hawkeyes host second annual Heroes Game with Cornhuskers
Hawkeyes Play at Michigan on Saturday
Iowa vs. No. 17 Nebraska
Iowa hosts Nebraska on Friday Nov. 23 at Kinnick Stadium.
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Central Michigan at Iowa Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
Hawk-Item - - Suffered injury during preseason practice and did not play in first five games of the season . . . one of nine true freshmen to see action in 2010.
2011 - - Saw action in eight games, recording 10 solo tackles, one assist and three pass break-ups . . . did not see action in 34-7 opening win over Tennessee Tech due to injury . . . did not see action in triple-overtime loss at Iowa State due to injury . . . did not see action in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh due to injury . . . did not see action in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe due to injury . . . did not see action in 13-3 loss at Penn State due to injury . . . saw first action of the season in 41-31 win over Northwestern, recording two solo tackles . . . saw action in 45-24 win over Indiana, recording three solo tackles and two pass break-ups . . . saw action in 22-21 loss at Minnesota, recording two solo tackles . . . saw action in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan as defense allowed just 323 yards total offense . . . recorded one assisted tackle and one pass break-up vs. Wolverines, with break-up coming on the last play of the game in the Iowa end zone . . . saw action in 37-21 loss to Michigan State, recording two solo tackles . . . saw action in 31-21 win at Purdue, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 282 yards total offense . . . saw action in 20-7 loss at Nebraska, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in Insight Bowl loss to Oklahoma, but had no statictics as defense allowed just 275 yards total offense.
2010 - - Saw action in seven games, recording four solo tackles and one assist . . . saw action in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois, recording one solo tackle . . . did not see action in 35-7 win over Iowa State . . . did not see action in 34-27 loss at Arizona . . . saw action in 45-0 win over Ball State, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 112 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 24-3 win over Penn State . . . saw action in 38-28 win at Michigan, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin . . . saw action in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 31 net rushing yards and 258 yards total offense . . . saw action in 18-13 win at Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 21-17 loss at Northwestern, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 20-17 loss to Ohio State, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 27-24 loss at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle . . . did not see action in 27-24 Insight Bowl victory over 12th-ranked Missouri, due to injury.
High school honors - - Earned first team all-state honors as a senior . . . earned all-City recognition as a junior and senior . . . first team all-conference as a junior and senior . . . named Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . was second team all-conference as a sophomore . . . Career - - earned three varsity letters as quarterback and defensive back . . . recorded 128.5 tackles as a senior, with four interceptions . . . on offense completed 61-135 passes for 827 yards and five touchdowns and rushed 138 times for 451 yards and five scores . . . collected 49 tackles as a junior, with six interceptions and two returns for touchdowns . . . passed for 695 yards and six touchdowns and rushed for 450 yards and five scores as a junior . . . had 42 tackles and three interceptions as a sophomore, along with 356 yards on kick and punt returns, with four touchdowns . . . team captain as a senior . . . also earned four letters in basketball and baseball.
Personal - - Born 8/31/91 . . . African American studies major . . . member of prep Honor Roll . . . parents are Tina Lowery and Fernando Wright . . . high school coach was Dennis Doppes.