Iowa to host Open Practice on Saturday, April 25 at 1 p.m.
UI football coaches Jim Reid and LeVar Woods visited with the media Wednesday
Iowa (7-6) lost to Tennessee (7-6), 45-28, today at the TaxSlayer Bowl.
Hawk-Item - -One of two redshirt freshmen named to 2014 Leadership Group.
2014 Honors - - Iowa Most Valuable Player in 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl . . . named to BTN's All-Big Ten post-season team after recording 14 tackles in bowl game . . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2014 - - Saw action in 11 games, starting the last four games of the season . . . missed opening two games of the season due to injury . . . recorded 51 tackles, including 22 solo stops and 29 assists, with one tackle for loss . . . saw first action of career in 20-17 loss to Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-20 win at Pittsburgh, recording two assisted tackles as defense allowed just three points in the second half . . . saw action in 24-10 win at Purdue as defense allowed just 156 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo stop and one assist at Purdue, including one QB sack for minus 11 yards . . . saw action in 45-29 win over Indiana, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 38-31 loss at Maryland, recording two assisted tackles . . . saw action in 48-7 win over Northwestern as defense allowed just 180 yards total offense . . . recorded career-best six tackles vs. Northwestern, including three solo stops and three assists . . . saw action in 51-14 loss at Minnesota . . . recorded career-high nine tackles at Minnesota, including four solo tackles and five assists . . . earned first career start at weakside linebacker in 30-14 win at Illinois as defense allowed just 88 net rushing yards and 235 yards total offense . . . recorded five tackles at Illinois, including three solo tackles and two assists . . . started at weakside linebacker in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin, recording three assisted tackles . . . started at weakside linebacker in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska . . . recorded seven tackles vs. Nebraska, including four solo tackles and three assists . . . started at weakside linebacker in 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee . . . collected career-high 14 tackles vs. Tennessee, including seven solo tackles and seven assists.
2013 Honors - - Team Leader Award, Defense . . . 2013 - - redshirted.
High school honors - - Named to Des Moines Register Elite all-state first team and first team all-state by Iowa Newspaper Association as a senior . . . first team all-state as a junior . . . named as all-area Player of the Year by Cedar Rapids Gazette/KCRG-TV as a senior . . . first team all-district as a junior and senior . . . second team all-district as a sophomore . . . Career - - three-year letterman as linebacker and running back . . . helped prep team post 34-6 record in three seasons . . . team reached state playoffs as a sophomore, was state runner-up as a junior and won state title with perfect 14-0 record as a senior . . . recorded 62 solo tackles and 38 assists as a senior, with one interception and two recovered fumbles . . . 86 solo tackles and 58 assists as a junior, with one interception and one fumble recovery . . . 42 solo stops and 24 assists as a sophomore, with one interception . . . career totals include 190 solo tackles and 120 assists . . . as a senior rushed 166 times for 1,314 yards and 21 touchdowns, along with 11 receptions for 91 yards and 15 punt returns for 250 yards and a touchdown . . . 150 rushing attempts for 1,475 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior, with six receptions for 43 yards and one touchdown . . . gained 451 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns on 96 carries as a sophomore . . . football team captain as a senior . . . also competed in basketball, baseball and track throughout prep career . . . all-conference and all-district in discus as sophomore and junior . . . placed 18th in discus at state championships as a junior . . . all-conference in shuttle hurdle relay as a junior, placing 12th at state meet . . . first team all-conference and third team all-state in baseball as a junior as prep team finished as state runner-up.
Personal - - Born 12/25/94 . . . environmental studies/business major . . . member of National Honor Society . . . earned academic all-district recognition as a junior and senior . . . parents are Paula and Bobby Jewell . . . high school coach was Bill Post.