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Kevin Kasper
Kevin Kasper

Hometown:
Burr Ridge, IL

High School:
Hinsdale South

Position:
Wide Receiver

Hawk Items - Holds Iowa record for career receptions with 157...set single-season record with 82 receptions in 2000...ties single-game record with 13 catches vs. Ohio State in 1999...ranks fourth in career receiving yards with 1,974...1,010 receiving yards in 2000 ranks second best every for single season...just the seventh Iowa receiver to tally over 600 receiving yards in more than one season (1999 and 2000)...tied for seventh with 11 career receiving touchdowns...led the Big Ten Conference in receptions per game and ranked fifth in receiving yards per contest...had at least one catch in 32 of last 33 games he played over last three seasons, with only exception being the 1998 loss to Ohio State.

2000 Honors - - Named co-Most Valuable Player and permanent team captain on offense....second team all-Big Ten...academic all-Big Ten...competed in Blue-Gray Classic, had six receptions for 96 yards for Blue squad...also selected to compete in Hula Bowl...2000 - started all 12 games at wide receiver...led team in receiving with 82 catches for 1,010 yards and seven TDs...four catches for 30 yards vs. Kansas State...nine catches for 102 yards and one TD at Nebraska...career-high 143 yards on 11 receptions at Indiana, including two TD's for the only multiple touchdown game in his career...five catches for 67 yards vs. Michigan State, including a 43-yard scoring reception for the winning touchdown in the final quarter...six catches for 65 yards at Illinois...11 receptions for 123 yards vs. Ohio State...six catches for 90 yards in win at Penn State...five catches for 105 yards and one touchdown in win over Northwestern.

1999 Honors - honorable mention all-Big Ten...academic all-Big Ten...earned Coaches Appreciation Award on offense...1999 - started nine games...limited action in early season games vs. Iowa State, Northern Illinois and Michigan State due to ankle injury...led team in receiving for the season with 60 catches for 664 yards and three TDs...ranked second in the Big Ten in catches per game (6.0) and sixth in receiving yards per game (66.4)...46 of his 60 receptions came in the last five games of the season...five catches for 58 yards vs. Nebraska...two catches for 12 yards at Iowa State in limited action due to ankle injury...did not play vs. Northern Illinois...two catches for 20 yards at Michigan State...35 yards on three receptions vs. Penn State...17 yards on two catches vs. Northwestern...12 catches for 120 yards vs. Indiana...13 receptions at Ohio State for 135 yards and one TD...seven receptions for 95 yards and one TD vs. Illinois...74 yards on eight receptions at Wisconsin...six catches for 98 yards and one score vs. Minnesota.

1998 - played in 11 games, with no starts...14 catches for 281 yards and one score, with a long of 62 yards...had at least one reception on 10 of 11 games...average of 20.1 yards per catch ranked best on team among players with five or more receptions...one catch for 40 yards vs. Central Michigan...five catches for 115 yards at Arizona, with season-long 62 yarder...49-yard touchdown reception vs. Northwestern.

1997 - limited action at wide receiver and was member of special teams throughout the season...one reception for 19 yards...three solo tackles on special teams...only reception of the season came in win at Iowa State...had a solo tackle vs. Illinois, Purdue and Northwestern.

1996 - redshirted after joining team as a walk-on...offensive scout team MVP vs. Indiana and Illinois.

High School Honors - earned first team all-conference and all-area honors as a senior...Career - team MVP as a senior...lettered in football, wrestling and track...recorded 39 tackles and two interceptions as a senior, along with two blocked kicks and a fumble recovery...had 38 receptions for 604 yards as a senior, setting school records in both categories as team posted 7-3 record...averaged 23.8 yards on kickoff returns...70 career tackles and three interceptions...53 career catches for 723 yards...also rushed for 321 yards as a prep.

Personal - born 12/23/77...pre-business major...earned academic all-conference honors...high school coach was Jim Kirwan.

Career Stats
Receiving
	No.	Yards	Avg.	TD	Long
Fresh	1	19	19.0	0	19
Soph	14	281	20.1	1	62
Junior	60	664	11.1	3	33
Senior	82	1,010	12.3	7	47
Career	157	1,974	12.6	11	62
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