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
2013 - - Saw action in three games, with no statistics . . . did not see action in 30-27 opening loss to Northern Illinois . . . did not see action in 28-14 win over Missouri State . . . did not see action in 27-21 win at Iowa State . . . 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 . . . did not see action in 26-14 loss to Michigan State . . . did not see action in 34-24 loss at Ohio State . . . did not see action in 17-10 OT win over Northwestern . . . did not see action in 28-9 loss to Wisconsin . . . saw action in 38-14 win at Purdue, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 24-21 win over Michigan . . . did not see action in 38-17 win at Nebraska . . . did not see action in 21-14 Outback Bowl loss to LSU.
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 4/5/93 . . . human physiology interest major . . . parents are Grace and Jimoh Ekakitie . . . high school coach was Ted Stewart.