Fans, Hawkeyes ecstatic about open practice at Valley Stadium
University of Iowa junior is Hawkeyes' leading ground-gainer
Assistant coaches LeVar Woods and Chris White meet with the media
Hawkeyes played 6 games decided by 3 points or fewer
Game notes: at Michigan
Iowa vs. Oklahoma - Insight Bowl
Hawk-Item - - One of 10 true freshmen to see action in 2011. 2011 - - Saw action in seven games, with one start . . . rushed 31 times for 114 yards and had six receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown . . . also averaged 19.5 yards on four KO returns . . . did not see action in 34-7 opening win over Tennessee Tech . . . did not see action in triple-overtime loss at Iowa State . . . did not see action in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh . . . saw first action of career in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe as offense gained 453 yards total offense . . . rushed five times for 30 yards vs. ULM, with a long of 12 yards . . . saw action in 13-3 loss at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 41-31 win over Northwestern due to injury . . . saw action in 45-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 456 yards total offense . . . four rushing attempts for 26 yards vs. Hoosiers, along with one KO return for 29 yards . . . saw action in 22-21 loss at Minnesota, recording one KO return for 16 yards . . . saw action in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan, recording two KO returns for 33 yards . . . saw action in 37-21 loss to Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 31-21 win at Purdue due to injury . . . did not see action in 20-7 loss at Nebraska due to injury . . . started at running back in Insight Bowl loss to Oklahoma . . . led rushing attack with 58 yards on 22 carries and had six receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown . . . had nine-yard scoring reception in fourth quarter to cut deficit to 21-14.
High school honors - - Earned first team all-state honors as a senior . . . offensive MVP of regional final, state semifinal and state championship game . . . earned second team all-state honors as a junior . . . named Section Two and Division Player of the Year as a junior . . . earned all-area honors as punt returner . . . Career - - team advanced to state championship game as a senior and posted 21-2 record his last two seasons . . . rushed for 2,048 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior and had five receptions for 30 yards and scored three special teams touchdowns . . . recorded 36 solo tackles and 10 assists on defense, including 12 tackles for loss, three QB sacks and two interceptions . . . rushed for 1,252 yards as a junior . . . first running back at Troy HS with back-to-back seasons over 1,000 rushing yards and first player with over 2,000 yards in a season . . . holds school records for rushing yards and all-purpose yards . . . also set single season marks for rushing touchdowns (33) and total touchdowns (36) . . . team captain as a senior . . . earned two football letters as running back and defensive back and competed as sprinter on track team for four years.
Personal - - Born 2/18/93 . . . sociology major . . . earned NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete team award . . . parents are Regina and Brian Canzeri . . . high school coach was Jack Burger.