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Kenny Iwebema

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Arlington, TX

High School:
Bowie HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 267

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
02/06/1985

Hawk-Item - - Selected to compete in East-West all-star game . . . named Big Ten Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his play in win over Syracuse . . . tied his own school record for blocked kicks in a game with two blocked field goals vs. Syracuse . . . also blocked two field goals in 2005 win over Illinois.

2007 Pre-season Honors - - Named third team all-America by Street & Smith's magazine . . . named first team all-Big Ten by Blue Ribbon Magazine and Street & Smith's . . . 2007 Honors - - Named honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . 2007 - - listed as first team defensive end following spring practice . . . started at defensive end in opening win over Northern Illinois as defense allowed just 21 rushing yards and 235 yards total offense . . . recorded two solo tackles and one pass break-up vs. Northern Illinois, including one QB sack for a loss of nine yards . . . started at defensive end in win over Syracuse as defense allowed just 24 rushing yards and 103 yards total offense . . . collected three tackles vs. Syracuse, including 1.5 tackles for loss, a QB sack and two blocked field goals . . . started at defensive end and played every defensive down in loss at Iowa State, recording two solo tackles, including one tackle for loss . . . started at defensive end in loss at Wisconsin, recording four tackles, one QB sack, one QB pressure and a forced fumble . . . started at defensive end in loss to Indiana . . . recorded three assisted tackles vs. Indiana, along with two QB pressures . . . started at defensive end in loss at Penn State, recording two solo tackles and one assist . . . started at defensive end in win over 18th-ranked Illinois as defense allowed top rushing team in the conference just 137 net rushing yards and 287 yards total offense . . . started at defensive end in loss at Purdue, recording one solo tackle before leaving the game in the second quarter . . . did not see action in double OT win over Michigan State due to injury . . . started at defensive end in win at Northwestern as defense allowed just three points, seven rushing yards and 124 yards total offense in the second half . . . recorded two tackles at Northwestern, including a shared QB sack, and had one pass break-up . . . started at defensive end in win over Minnesota, recording one solo tackle and two assists . . . started at defensive end in loss to Western Michigan, recording five assisted tackles.

2006 Pre-season Honors - - Named pre-season second team all-America by Street & Smith's . . . pre-season third team all-America by Athlon Sports . . . pre-season first team all-Big Ten by The Sporting News, Athlon Sports, Street & Smith's, Lindy's and CollegeFootballNews.com . . . pre-season all-Big Ten by Blue Ribbon Yearbook . . . named eighth best defensive end in the nation by The Sporting News . . . named 17th best overall player in the Big Ten by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . named to pre-season Watch List for Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award . . . named to pre-season Watch List for the Lott Trophy . . . named to pre-season Watch List for the Bednarik Award... 2006 - - listed as first team defensive end following spring practice . . . did not see action in opening win over Montana . . . started at defensive end in double overtime win at Syracuse in first action of the season . . . recorded nine solo tackles and two assists at Syracuse for a career-high 11 tackles, including two tackles for loss, two QB sacks and a forced fumble . . . started at defensive end in win over Iowa State . . . recorded one solo tackle and two assists, including a tackle for loss . . . started at defensive end in win at Illinois . . . recorded two solo stops and three assists vs. Illinois, including 1.5 QB sacks for minus 12 yards and a QB pressure . . . started at defensive end in loss to top-ranked Ohio State, recording two assisted tackles and one pass break-up . . . started at defensive end in win over Purdue, recording three solo tackles, one pass break-up and two QB pressures . . . started at defensive end in loss at Indiana, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in loss at Michigan due to injury . . . saw very limited action in win over Northern Illinois, playing just two snaps due to injury . . . did not see action in loss to Northwestern, due to injury . . . had shoulder surgery following Northwestern game and missed final two games of the regular season . . . started at defensive end vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl . . . recorded two solo tackles and one assist vs. Texas.

2006 Honors - - Named pre-season second team all-America by Street & Smith's . . . pre-season third team all-America by Athlon Sports . . . pre-season first team all-Big Ten by The Sporting News, Athlon Sports, Street & Smith's, Lindy's and CollegeFootballNews.com . . . pre-season all-Big Ten by Blue Ribbon Yearbook . . . named eighth best defensive end in the nation by The Sporting News . . . named 17th best overall player in the Big Ten by CollegeFootballNews.com named to pre-season Watch List for Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award . . . named to pre-season Watch List for the Lott Trophy . . . named to pre-season Watch List for the Bednarik Award... 2006 - - listed as first team defensive end following spring practice.

2005 Honors - - Coaches Appreciation Award, defense . . . first team all-Big Ten by league media . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . 2005 - - Tied Iowa single-game record with two blocked kicks (both field goals) in 35-7 win over Illinois . . . ranked seventh in the Big Ten in QB sacks (0.58) for all games and tied for fourth (0.62) in QB sacks for league games only . . . started at defensive end in opening win over Ball State, recording one solo tackle and one assist, including one QB sack . . . started at defensive end at Iowa State, recording nine solo tackles, including one QB sack . . . started at defensive end in win over Northern Iowa, recording two solo tackles, both for negative yards . . . started at defensive end at Ohio State, recording four solo tackles and two assists, including one QB sack and one forced fumble . . . started at defensive end in win over Illinois, recording four solo tackles, one assist and one QB sack . . . tied Iowa single-game record by blocking two field goal attempts in 35-7 win . . . started at defensive end in win at Purdue, recording one assisted tackle . . . started at defensive end in win over Indiana, recording three solo tackles and one assisted tackle, including one QB sack for minus 11 yards . . . started at defensive end vs. Michigan, recording two solo tackles and six assisted tackles . . . started at defensive end at Northwestern, recording one solo tackle and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive end in win at Wisconsin as defense held Badgers to 276 yards total offense . . . recorded three solo tackles at Wisconsin, including two QB sacks and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive end in win over Minnesota as defense held top rushing team in the nation to 129 net rushing yards . . . recorded two solo tackles and four assisted tackles vs. Gophers, including one tackle for loss . . . started at defensive end in Outback Bowl vs. Florida, recording one solo tackle.

2004 - - Saw action in opening win over Kent State, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in win over Iowa State, but had no statistics as defense held ISU to 66 rushing yards . . . saw action at Arizona State, but had no statistics . . . saw action at Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Illinois . . . had seven yard KO return following safety in the third quarter . . . saw action in win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action in win over Wisconsin to clinch share of Big Ten title, but had no statistics . . . saw action in Capital One Bowl win over LSU, but suffered ankle injury early in the game and did not return.

2003 Honors - - Team Leader Award, defense . . . 2003 - - Redshirted.

High school honors - - Ranked as the No. 35 high school defensive end in the country by rivals.com as a prep senior . . . first team all-conference and honorable mention all-state as a senior . . . second team all-conference as a junior... team captain as a senior... Career - - amassed 89 tackles and 15 sacks... recorded 48 tackles, 10 sacks and 18 tackles for loss as a senior... had 30 tackles and four sacks as a junior... three year letterman in football... also a two-year letterman in track (discus).

Personal - - Born 2/6/85 . . . Health and Sport Studies major . . . parents are Veronica and Ken Iwebema, Sr. . . . high school coach was Anthony Criss.

Career Bests
Tackles:	11 at Syracuse, 9/9/06
Solos:	9, twice, last at Syracuse, 9/9/06
Assists:	6 vs. Michigan, 10/22/05
TFLs:	2, twice, last at Syracuse, 9/9/05
Sacks:	2 at Wisconsin, 11/12/05
FF:	1, three times, last at Wisconsin, 9/22/07
BLK FG:	2, twice, last vs. Syracuse, 9/8/07
PBU:	1, four times, last at N'western,  11/3/07

Iwebema's Collegiate Stats

Defense Solo Ast. Total T/Loss Sacks In-Yd. QBH PBU FF BK
Freshman 2 1 3 0/0 0/0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sophomore 32 16 47 10/51 7/38 0-0 2 0 1 2
Junior 17 10 27 5/18 4/15 0-0 3 2 1 0
Senior 11 17 28 5/23 3.5/18 0-0 3 2 1 2
Career 62 44 106 20/92 14.5/71 0-0 8 4 3 4
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