Assistant coaches Brian Ferentz and Reese Morgan meet with the media
UI defensive line coach enjoys the instruction portion of spring drills
Hawkeyes played 6 games decided by 3 points or fewer
Hawkeyes host second annual Heroes Game with Cornhuskers
University of Iowa junior Jordan Cotton continues to develop, emerge
Iowa at Iowa State Jack Trice Stadium -- Ames, Iowa Photos by Jeff Becker
Iowa hosts Northern Illinois in the season opener at Kinnick Stadium on Aug. 31, 2013.
Indoor Practice Facility Iowa City, Iowa
Iowa vs. Purdue - AP Photo Gallery
AP Photos: Iowa at Northwestern
2012 - - Played in all 12 games, with two starts at defensive tackle . . . recorded 16 solo tackles and 18 assists, including 3.5 tackles for loss, two pass break-ups and one recovered fumble . . . started at defensive tackle in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois for first career action, recording one solo tackle, one assist and a pass break-up . . . saw action in 9-6 loss to Iowa State . . . recorded two solo stops and two assists vs. ISU, including a shared tackle for loss . . . saw action in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa, recording two solo tackles . . . saw action in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 31-13 win over Minnesota as defense allowed just 299 yards total offense and collected four turnovers . . . collected two solo tackles and three assists vs. Minnesota, along with one QB pressure . . . saw action in 19-16 win at Michigan State, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 38-14 loss to Penn State, recording two solo tackles and three assists to match career-best of five tackles . . . saw action in 28-17 loss at Northwestern, recording two solo tackles and one assist, including one tackle for loss . . . saw action in 24-21 loss at Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 loss to Purdue . . . recorded one solo tackle and two assists vs. Purdue, including one tackle for loss . . . also had first fumble recovery of career, which led to first Iowa touchdown, and added one pass break-up . . . saw action in 42-17 loss at Michigan, recording three solo tackles . . . started at defensive tackle in 13-7 loss to Nebraska . . . matched career-best with five tackles vs. Nebraska, including one solo tackle for loss and four assists.
2011 Honors - - Team Leader Award, Defense. 2011 - - Redshirted.
High school honors - - Named all-metro and metro defensive MVP in Baltimore area as a senior . . . first team all-conference and all-state as a senior . . . second team all-state as a junior . . . earned third team all-conference honors as a center during junior season . . . named team defensive MVP as a senior . . . Career - - holds single game school record with five QB sacks . . . recorded 10 QB sacks, four forced fumbles and three pass break-ups as a senior . . . collected 12 QB sacks and two pass break-ups as a junior and had eight QB sacks as a sophomore . . . helped prep team post 20-4 record in his final two seasons and advance to state playoffs in each of three seasons. . . team captain as a senior . . . also competed in track, tossing shot put and discus.
Personal - - Born 1/5/93 . . . pre-business/communication studies major . . . mother is Catherine Cooper-Grogans . . . high school coach was Bill McGregor.