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Marv Cook
Marv Cook

West Branch, IA

Tight End

Iowa Items: Iowa's all-time leading receiver among tight ends (1825 yards) and fourth on Iowa's all-time receiving lists (1,825 yards)...1988 captain.

1988 - first team All-American by Kodak, Gannett News, Chicago Tribune and Football News...first team all-Big Ten by AP and UPI...played in Japan and Hula Bowls...led Big Ten and finished ninth nationally in receiving despite missing three-and-a-half games with an ankle injury...nation's top receiver among tight ends...first TE to lead the Big Ten in receiving since Purdue's Dave Young (1980)...46 catches in seven conference games (6.6 avg.) is fourth best in league annals...finished second behind teammate Deven Harberts in Big Ten receiving yards...owns Iowa TE records for receptions and yardage in a game (11, 159), season (63, 767) and career (126, 1825)...second leading receiver in Iowa history with 126 grabs (Ronnie Harmon had 146 catches)...caught at least two passes in last 22 games of Iowa career...has top four single-game receiving efforts in Iowa history for TE...led Iowa in receptions in five games...season high 11 catches (96 yards) at Indiana...caught nine passes for 111 yards and a touchdown vs. Michigan to earn Iowa's offensive MVP grabs for 115 yards and a score vs. Ohio's number one punter until ankle injury...season-long 54 yard boot at Hawaii.

1987 - academic all-Big Ten...honorable mention all-America by AP...first team all-Big Ten by AP and UPI...set school TE records for catches (49, ninth in school history), yard receiving (803, sixth)...and average yards per catch (16.4)...ranked seventh in Big Ten receiving...second leading receiver on team...became Hawkeyes' punter in the Indiana game and averaged 39 yards per kick the last five games...credited with team-high 20 tackles on the special teams...33 of his 49 catches made first downs...15 receptions were longer than 20 yards and three went more than 50 yards...had 100-yard receiving games at Michigan (105) and at Ohio State (159, the eighth best effort in Iowa annals)...totaled 94 yards receiving vs. Indiana...first punt of the year went for 64 yards and another rolled out of bounds on the four-year line vs. Indiana...60-yard pass route vs. the Hoosiers from the Hawkeyes' nine-yard line kept a fourth period drive going in a 29-21 win...named Sports Illustrated's Special Teams Player of the Week against Indiana...scored the game-winning TD on fourth and 23 from Ohio State's 28-yard line with 0:06 left...Hawkeyes offensive player on the week vs. Michigan State, Indiana and Ohio State and special teams player of the week against MSU and Indiana.

1986 - honorable mention academic all-Big Ten...averaged 18.2 yard per catch...14 receptions for 255 yards...caught nine passes the last four games...three grabs for 47 yards vs. Purdue was season best...two catches vs. Michigan (51 yards), San Diego State (51 yards including a 29-yard TD), Michigan State (41 yards), Minnesota (21) and Illinois (19)...kicked off for the Hawkeyes the last half of the year...leading tackler on the special teams with 17...three solos at Michigan State and three assists at Michigan...Iowa's special teams player of the week vs. Michigan, Ohio State and Purdue.

1985 - kicked off and made nine tackles on the special teams...made a PAT at Iowa State...special teams MVP at Northwestern.

1984 - no game participation.

High School Honors - first team all-state and three-time all-conference in four sports at West Branch...Career - earned 14 letters in football, basketball, track and baseball...won state 400 hurdles title.

Personal - born February 24, major.

Career Highs
Receptions -11 vs. Indiana, 1988
Yards -159 vs. Ohio State, 1987
Receiving	No	Yards	Avg.	TDs	Long
1986	14	255	18.2	1	20
1987	49	803	16.4	2	60
1988	63	767	12.2	3	29
Career	126	1,825	14.5	6	60
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