Iowa (5-0, 1-0) defeated #18/19 Wisconsin
UI defensive coordinator Phil Parker had zero hestitation in taking on the role of secondary coach
UI defensive line coach enjoys the instruction portion of spring drills
Hawkeye junior defensive tackle Carl Davis
Ekakitie persuaded by Hawkeyes' pipeline to the NFL
The Iowa Hawkeyes held their 14th Outback Bowl practice in Tampa
2014 - - Saw action in six games, recording two assisted tackles, including one assisted tackle for loss . . . 31-23 win over Northern Iowa, recording one assisted tackle as a tackle for loss . . . saw action in 17-13 win over Ball State, but had no statistics as defense allowed just two field goals and 219 yards total offense . . . saw action in 20-17 loss to Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-20 win at Pitt, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just three points in the second half . . . saw action in 24-10 win at Purdue, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 156 yards total offense . . . saw action in 45-29 win over Indiana, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 38-31 loss at Maryland due to injury . . . did not see action in final seven games of the season.
2013 - - Saw action in three games, with no statistics . . . saw first action of career in 59-3 win over Western Michigan, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 209 yards total offense . . . saw action in 23-7 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 165 yards total offense and 30 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 38-14 win at Purdue, but had no statistics.
2012 - - Redshirted.
High school honors - - Participated in USA vs. World All-American game and selected to US Marine All-American game . . . first team all-state as a senior by both the Chicago Sun Times and Chicago Tribune . . . named first team all-Catholic League . . . Career - - Earned three varsity letters as defensive lineman . . . team captain as a senior . . . collected 62 tackles as a senior, with 12 sacks, four forced fumbles and one interception . . . recorded 58 tackles as a junior, including 15 sacks, while scoring one touchdown . . . also lettered in basketball and track.
Personal - - Born 4/05/93 . . . human physiology interest major . . . parents are Grace and Jimoh Ekakitie . . . one of two players from Canada on Iowa roster . . . high school coach was Ted Stewart.