Assistant coaches Brian Ferentz and Reese Morgan meet with the media
UI defensive line coach enjoys the instruction portion of spring drills
Improving Hawkeye front 4 combines for several big plays in B1G opener
Hawkeyes will use the final hours before kickoff working on their mental game
Morgan vows to play the best Hawkeyes, regardless of their age
2011 - - Saw action in two games, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 34-7 opening win over Tennessee Tech, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in triple-overtime loss at Iowa State . . . did not see action in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh . . . did not see action in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe . . . did not see action in 13-3 loss at Penn State . . . did not see action in 41-31 win over Northwestern . . . saw action in 45-24 win over Indiana, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 22-21 loss at Minnesota . . . did not see action in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan . . . did not see action in 37-21 loss to Michigan State . . . did not see action in 31-21 win at Purdue . . . did not see action in 20-7 loss at Nebraska . . . did not see action in Insight Bowl.
2010 - - Redshirted.
High school honors - - Earned first team all-state honors as a senior . . . was WFCA state Defensive Player of the Year and Fox Valley Association Defensive Lineman of the Year . . . earned Tim Krumrie Award . . . earned first team all-conference honors as a junior and senior . . . Career - - earned three varsity letters as defensive end and was team captain as a senior . . . collected 20 solo tackles and 64 assists as a senior, including eight QB sacks and two forced fumbles . . . recorded 10 tackles for loss and six QB sacks as a junior, with one punt block and a forced fumble . . . helped prep team post three-year mark of 40-2, including perfect 14-0 seasons as a sophomore and junior . . . team won state titles his sophomore and juniors seasons before falling in championship game as a senior . . . also earned three letters in track and two in basketball . . . won individual state championship in discus as a junior.
Personal - - Born 3/8/92 . . . sport studies major . . . member of prep Honor Roll . . . parents are Brenda and Steve Hardy . . . high school coach was Steve Jorgensen.