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James Ferentz
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James Ferentz

Hometown:
Iowa City, Iowa

High School:
City HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 284

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
06/05/1989

04/17/2013

Iowa OL: 2 Cities and a Suburb

Brian Ferentz stresses consistency with the Hawkeye lineman

03/29/2013

Scherff Returns to Left Tackle

Hawkeye offensive lineman nearly 100 percent after October injury

01/10/2013

Final Football Notes For 2012

Hawkeyes played 6 games decided by 3 points or fewer

01/09/2013

Inaugural All-Star Classic Selects Three Hawkeyes

Castillo, Tobin and Vandenberg to play in all-star game

01/03/2013

3 Hawkeyes to Compete in East West Shrine Game

Davis, Ferentz and Hyde to play in all-star game

11/23/2012

Iowa vs. No. 17 Nebraska

Iowa vs. No. 17 Nebraska

11/23/2012

Nebraska at Iowa

Nebraska at Iowa Friday, Nov. 23, 2012

10/20/2012

AP Photos: Football vs. Penn State

AP Photos: Football vs. Penn State

09/29/2012

Iowa vs. Minnesota - AP Photos

Iowa vs. Minnesota - AP Photos (9/29/12)

09/29/2012

Minnesota at Iowa

Minnesota at Iowa Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Hawk-Item - - Selected to compete in East West Shrine game . . . started 38 consecutive games over last three seasons . . . one of five seniors named to 2012 Leadership Group . . . one of five juniors named to 2011 Leadership Group.

2012 Honors - - Second team All-Big Ten by league coaches and honorable mention by league media . . . third team All-Big Ten by CollegeSportsMadness.com . . . Roy J. Carver Most Valuable Player, offense . . . Permanent Team Captain, offense . . . Hayden Fry "Extra Heartbeat" Award, offense . . . Iron Hawk Award . . . Players Choice Award, offense . . . 2012 Preseason Honors - - named to Rimington Trophy preseason Watch List for second straight season . . . named to Outland Trophy and Senior Bowl preseason Watch Lists . . . third team preseason all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football . . . 2012 - - started all 12 games at center . . . started at center in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois and played every offensive down . . . started at center in 9-6 loss to Iowa State and played every offensive down . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 429 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan as offense gained 430 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 31-13 win over Minnesota as offense gained 374 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 19-16 win at Michigan State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 38-14 loss to Penn State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 28-17 loss at Northwestern . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 24-21 loss at Indiana . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 27-24 loss to Purdue . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 42-17 loss at Michigan . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 13-7 loss to Nebraska.

2011 Honors - - Honorable mention all-Big Ten by both league coaches and media . . . 2011 Preseason Honors - - named to Rimington Trophy preseason Watch List . . . 2011 - - started at center in all 13 games . . . started at center in 34-7 opening win over Tennessee Tech . . . started at center and played every offensive down in triple-overtime loss . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh as offense gained 475 yards total offense . . . started at center in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe as offense gained 453 yards total offense and allowed no sacks . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 13-3 loss at Penn State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 41-31 win over Northwestern as offense gained 379 yards total offense and allowed no QB sacks . . . started at center in 45-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 456 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 22-21 loss at Minnesota as offense gained 446 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 37-21 loss to Michigan State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 31-21 win at Purdue as offense gained 408 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 20-7 loss at Nebraska . . . started at center and played every offensive down in Insight Bowl loss to Oklahoma.

2010 Honors - - Coaches Appreciation Award, Offense . . . 2010 - - Listed as co-first team center following spring practice . . . started at center in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . started at center in 35-7 win over Iowa State as offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 34-27 loss at Arizona . . . started at center in 45-0 win over Ball State as offense gained 562 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 24-3 win over Penn State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 38-28 win at Michigan . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin . . . started at center in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 18-13 win at Indiana as offense gained 445 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 21-17 loss at Northwestern . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 20-17 loss to Ohio State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 27-24 loss at Minnesota . . . started at center and played every offensive down in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri.

2009 - - Saw first action of career in 35-3 win at Iowa State as offense gained 426 yards total offense.

2008 - - Redshirted.

Hawk-Item - - Named to 2008 Leadership Council.

High school honors - - First team all-state as a junior and senior . . . first team all-conference as a junior and senior . . . honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore . . . Career - - played both offense and defense throughout prep career . . . team captain . . . helped prep team advance to state playoffs for three straight seasons . . . also lettered four times in wrestling . . . served as wrestling team captain as a senior . . . completed senior wrestling season with just two losses, both to eventual state champion . . . placed second in state wrestling tournament as a senior.

Personal - - Born 6/5/89 . . . interdepartmental studies major . . . parents are Mary and Kirk Ferentz . . . father Kirk Ferentz is Iowa's head football coach . . . one of five players from Iowa City on Iowa roster . . . attended same high school as WR Jay Chelf, TE Zach Derby and TE Steve Ferentz . . . high school coach was Dan Sabers.

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