Jordan Cotton named first team kick returner
Hawkeyes played 6 games decided by 3 points or fewer
Hyde and Ferentz named on All-Big Ten teams
Hawkeyes drop Hy-Vee Heroes Game to Huskers, 13-7
Iowa vs. No. 17 Nebraska
Iowa travels to Ann Arbor face off against Michigan on Saturday Nov. 17, 2012.
Iowa hosts Purdue at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday Nov. 10, 2012.
Minnesota at Iowa Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012
Central Michigan at Iowa Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
Hawk-Item - - Has at least one pass reception in 18 straight games . . . one of nine true freshmen to see action in 2010.
2012 Honors - - Honorable mention All-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . earned honorable mention recognition as Tight End of the Week from College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) for his play in win over Minnesota and in loss at Michigan . . . 2012 Preseason Honors - - named to John Mackey Award preseason Watch List . . . named to CFPA Tight End Trophy Watch List . . . preseason all-Big Ten by Sporting News . . . third team preseason all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football . . . 2012 - - started all 12 games and has 17 straight starts overall . . . third on the team with 45 receptions for 433 yards and one touchdown . . . started at tight end in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois . . . three catches for 21 yards vs. NIU . . . started at tight end in 9-6 loss to Iowa State . . . four receptions for 61 yards vs. ISU, setting career-best for yardage and matching best for receptions . . . also collected one assisted tackle . . . started at tight end in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 429 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 27 yards vs. UNI . . . started at tight end in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan, recording three receptions for 13 yards . . . started at tight end in 31-13 win over Minnesota as offense gained 374 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 50 yards vs. Minnesota . . . started at tight end in 19-16 win at Michigan State, recording one reception for six yards . . . started at tight end in 38-14 loss to Penn State . . . led team with career-high five receptions vs. PSU, covering 35 yards . . . started at tight end in 28-17 loss at Northwestern, recording three receptions for 23 yards . . . started at tight end in 24-21 loss at Indiana, recording three receptions for 25 yards . . . started at tight end in 27-24 loss to Purdue . . . four catches for 17 yards vs. Purdue, including five-yard scoring reception in third quarter . . . started at tight end in 42-17 loss at Michigan . . . set career-bests in receptions (8) and yards (99) at Michigan, with a long of 37 yards . . . started at tight end in 13-7 loss to Nebraska . . . led team vs. Nebraska with six receptions for 56 yards. 2011 - - Saw action in all 13 games, with five starts . . . recorded 16 catches for 167 yards and three touchdowns . . . saw action in 34-7 opening win over Tennessee Tech, but had no statistics . . . saw action in triple-overtime loss at Iowa State, collecting first career reception for 24 yards . . . saw action in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh as offense gained 475 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe, with one pass reception for eight yards as offense gained 453 yards total offense . . . saw action in 13-3 loss at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 41-31 win over Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 456 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 22-21 loss at Minnesota as offense gained 446 yards total offense . . . one reception for 21 yards at Minnesota . . . earned first career start in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan . . . one reception for nine yards vs. Wolverines to set up Iowa touchdown at the 1-yard line . . . started at tight end in 37-21 loss to Michigan State . . . two receptions for 10 yards vs. MSU, including 8-yard scoring reception for first career touchdown . . . started at tight end in 31-21 win at Purdue as offense gained 408 yards total offense . . . career-best three receptions for 31 yards at Purdue, including 5-yard scoring reception in first quarter for second career touchdown . . . started at tight end in 20-7 loss at Nebraska . . . three receptions for 41 yards at Nebraska . . . started at tight end in Insight Bowl loss to Oklahoma . . . collected four catches for 23 yards and one touchdown, scoring on five-yard reception in fourth quarter.
2010 - - Saw action in all 13 games . . . action in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 35-7 win over Iowa State as offense gained 479 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 34-27 loss at Arizona, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-0 win over Ball State as offense gained 562 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-3 win over Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-28 win at Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 18-13 win at Indiana, recording one KO ruturn for four yards . . . saw action in 21-17 loss at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 20-17 loss to Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 loss at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri, recording one assisted tackle on special teams.
High school honors - - Participated in Army All-American Bowl, named USA Today all-American and ranked in ESPN's Top 150 . . . first team all-state by Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune and Champaign News Gazette . . . first team Class 4-A all-state as a senior and sophomore . . . earned first team all-conference honors for three straight seasons and was league Player of the Year as a senior . . . Career - - earned four varsity letters in football, playing tight end, wide receiver, running back, quarterback, linebacker, defensive end and free safety . . . also used as long snapper . . . returned punts and kickoffs . . . team captain as a senior . . . career totals include 183 receptions for 3,121 yards (17.1 average) and 42 touchdowns, all school records that rank among top 10 in Illinois state history . . . 44 receptions for 921 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior . . . gained 809 yards on 49 receptions and 11 touchdowns as a junior . . . had 64 catches for 1,043 yards and 11 scores as a sophomore . . . 26 catches for 348 yards and five touchdowns as a freshman . . . four-year letterman in basketball and earned two letters in baseball and track . . . holds school career scoring record in basketball with over 1,400 points.
Personal - - Born 10/22/91 . . . given name is Colton John . . . pre-business major . . . parents are Leeann and Gary Fiedorowicz . . . high school coach was Barry Creviston.