UI offense is set to pick up the pace during the 2013 season
Ferentz sees individual growth from Hawkeyes during 15 spring workouts
UI sophomore Jake Rudock says competition brings out everybody's best
Hawkeyes begin spring practices today for 2013 season
Hawkeyes played 6 games decided by 3 points or fewer
Indoor Practice Facility Iowa City, Iowa
High school honors - - Earned first team all-state honors as a senior . . . runner-up for "Mr. Football Award" in Tennessee as a senior . . . co-captain and starting quarterback for West team in Tennessee state all-star game . . . led quarterbacks in all-star game by completing 14-of-21 attempts for 146 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions . . . named first team all-region and region MVP as a junior and senior . . . named second team all-state as a junior . . . . . . Career - - led state of Tennessee in passing yards, completions and touchdowns as a junior and senior . . . passed for 2,148 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior, completing 64 percent of pass attempts . . . totaled 2,408 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior, completing 58 percent of pass attempts . . . passed for 900 yards and eight touchdowns in five games as a sophomore . . . team advanced to state playoffs three straight years . . . led team to D-II-AA state semifinals as a junior . . . team captain as a senior . . . four-year letterman in both football and baseball.
Personal - - Born 11/16/93 . . . open major . . . member of National Honor Society . . . member of high school Honor Roll and Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honors Scholar) . . . parents are Susan and Casey Beathard . . . high school coaches were Roc Batten and Marty Euverard.