Hawk-Item - - Ranked first in the nation among all freshman in receptions (49) and ranked second in receiving yards (654) . . . his reception total and receiving yards both rank as the best ever for an Iowa freshman . . . ranked seventh in the Big Ten in punt returns (10.2) . . . his 654 receiving yards is 26th-best single season total at Iowa . . . one of three true freshmen to see action in 2006 . . . started at wide receiver vs. Iowa State in third game of the season, becoming first true freshman to start a game since 2003, when FB Champ Davis started vs. Miami, OH and OL Mike Jones started vs. Ohio State . . . one of three Iowa recruits who took part in the NFL's "Play It Smart" program as a prep . . . as part of his experience he was selected to attend 2006 Super Bowl Media Day and have his article featured on NFLHS.com.
2007 - - Listed as co-first team wide receiver following spring practice.
2006 Honors - - Selected to first team all-Big Ten Freshman team by The Sporting News . . . selected to third team Freshman all-America team by The Sporting News . . . 2006 - - Led team with 49 receptions and ranked second in receiving yards (654) . . . averaged 10.2 yards on 14 punt returns . . . saw first action of career in opening win over Montana as offense gained 416 yards total offense . . . had three receptions for 43 yards and one touchdown vs. Montana, with a long of 30 yards . . . first career reception was a nine yard touchdown catch in the second quarter . . . also had one punt return for 25 yards . . . saw action in double overtime win at Syracuse, but had no statistics . . . earned first start of his career by starting at WR in win Iowa State . . . led team with six receptions for 88 yards vs. Iowa State, with a long of 24 yards . . . also had one rushing attempt for four yards . . . started at wide receiver in win at Illinois, recording five receptions for 64 yards . . . started at wide receiver in loss to top-ranked Ohio State, recording four receptions for 63 yards . . . started at wide receiver in win over Purdue as offense reached season high marks in points (47) and rushing yards (286) . . . four receptions for 90 yards vs. Purdue, including a long of 37 yards . . . started at wide receiver in loss at Indiana as offense gained 467 yards total offense . . . had one reception for 25 yards to set up Iowa's first touchdown vs. Indiana before leaving the game later in the first half with an injury . . . started at wide receiver in loss at Michigan . . . recorded six receptions for 63 yards vs. Michigan and had 27 yards on three punt returns . . . started at wide receiver in win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 405 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 20 yards vs. Northern Illinois, including a six-yard TD catch . . .also had 19 yards on three punt returns . . . started at wide receiver in loss to Northwestern . . . career-best seven receptions vs. Northwestern for 78 yards . . . also had two punt returns for 12 yards . . . started at wide receiver in loss to Wisconsin . . . one reception for 13 yards vs. Wisconsin and one punt return for nine yards . . . started at wide receiver in loss at Minnesota as offense gained season-best 546 yards total offense . . . six catches for 67 yards vs. Minnesota, along with three punt returns for 53 yards . . . started at wide receiver in Alamo Bowl vs. Texas . . . recorded three receptions for 40 yards vs. Texas, with a long of 17 yards.
High school honors - - Named to the Blue Chip Dream Team as a senior . . . also earned first team all-state and was captain of the all-city team . . . first team all-city as a junior . . . Career - - had 155 career receptions for 1,740 yards and 26 touchdowns . . . as a senior had 85 receptions for 1,011 yards and 18 touchdowns . . . was also 3-4 passing, with two touchdowns and had a 64-yard punt return for a touchdown . . . also played safety, where he had 22 career interceptions and 168 tackles . . . two-year team captain.
Personal - - Born 3/11/88 . . . Health and Sport Studies major . . . two-year member of prep Honor Roll . . . mother is Kathy Bowie . . . one of three players from Detroit area on Iowa roster . . . high school coach was Andre Harlan.
Career Receiving Bests Catches: 7 vs. Northwestern, 11/4/06 Yards: 90 vs. Purdue, 10/7/06 Touchdowns: 1, twice, last vs. No. Ill., 10/28/06 Long: 37 vs. Purdue, 10/7/06
Career Punt Return Bests Returns: 3, three times, last at Minnesota, 11/18/06 Yards: 53 at Minnesota, 11/18/06 TD: none Long: 25 vs. Montana, 9/2/06
Douglas's Collegiate Stats