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Matt Kroul

Hometown:
Mount Vernon, IA

High School:
Mount Vernon HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 281

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
02/25/1986

05/16/2013

Greenway Joins ANF Team

Former All-American, current NFL All-Pro grew up on family farm in South Dakota

Hawk-Item - - Named as a semi-finalist for the 2008 National Football Foundation Draddy Trophy . . . set Iowa record by starting 50 consecutive games, every game during his career . . . starting streak led the Big Ten Conference and ranked third in the nation at conclusion of 2008 season . . . became the 59th player in Iowa football to record over 200 career tackles . . . ranks 32nd in career tackles with 238 career stops . . . one of three seniors named to 2008 Leadership Group . . . one of three juniors named to 2007 Leadership Group . . . one of four sophomores named to 2006 Leadership Group . . . one of two redshirt freshmen named to 2005 Leadership Group.

2008 Honors - - Permanent Team Captain, defense . . . Hayden Fry Award, defense . . . Iron Hawk Award . . . Win During the Week Award, defense . . . second team all-Big Ten by league media and honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . Iowa recipient of Big Ten Conference Sportsmanship Award . . . academic all-Big Ten . . . semi-finalist for National Football Foundation Draddy Trophy.

2008 - - Started all 13 games at defensive tackle, recording 16 solo tackles and 41 assists, including 6.5 tackles for loss (17 yards) and two QB sacks (nine yards) . . . listed as first team defensive tackle following spring practice. . . . started at defensive tackle in 46-3 opening win over Maine as defense allowed just 83 passing yards and 220 yards total offense . . . recorded five tackles vs. Maine, including one solo stop and four assists, along with 1.5 tackles for loss and a QB sack . . . started at defensive tackle in 42-0 win over Florida International as defense allowed just 56 rushing yards and 218 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assist vs. FIU, including one QB sack while playing only in the first half . . . started at defensive tackle in 17-5 win over Iowa State . . . recorded five assisted tackles vs. ISU . . . started at defensive tackle in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh, recording one solo tackle and one assist, including an assisted tackle . . . also had first fumble recovery of career, leading to opening field goal at Pittsburgh, and had one pass break-up . . . started at defensive tackle in 22-17 loss to Northwestern . . . recorded nine tackles vs. Northwestern, including one solo stop and eight assists . . . also shared a tackle for loss and had a pass break-up . . . started at defensive tackle in 16-13 loss at Michigan State as defense held second leading rusher in the nation to 91 net rushing yards . . . recorded eight tackles vs. MSU, including one solo stops, seven assists and a shared tackle for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in 45-9 win at Indiana as defense allowed just 95 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense . . . recorded four tackles vs. the Hoosiers, including three solo stops and one assist . . . started at defensive tackle in 38-16 win over Wisconsin . . . recorded seven tackles vs. the Badgers, including one solo tackle and six assists, along with one QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in 27-24 loss at Illinois as defense allowed just 60 net rushing yards . . . recorded three solo tackles and three QB pressures at Illinois . . . started at defensive tackle in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State as defense allowed just 289 yards total offense . . . recorded five assisted tackles vs. Penn State, including a shared tackle for loss, along with two QB pressures . . . started at defensive tackle in 22-17 win over Purdue as defense allowed just 86 net rushing yards . . . recorded two assisted tackles vs. Purdue . . . started at defensive tackle in 55-0 win at Minnesota as defense allowed just seven rushing yards and 134 yards total offense in posting second shutout of the season . . . recorded two tackles vs. Minnesota, including a shared tackle for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina as defense allowed just 43 net rushing yards . . . recorded three solo stops and one assist vs. South Carolina, including two tackles for loss for minus five yards.

2007 Honors - - Named honorable mention all-Big Ten by league media . . . Academic all-Big Ten . . . Hustle Team Award, defense . . . 2007 - - Listed as first team defensive tackle following spring practice . . . started at defensive tackle in opening win over Northern Illinois as defense allowed just 21 rushing yards and 235 yards total offense . . . recorded two solo tackles and one assist vs. Northern Illinois . . . started at defensive tackle in win over Syracuse as defense allowed just 24 rushing yards and 103 yards total offense . . . collected five tackles vs. Syracuse, including four assisted tackles . . . started at defensive tackle and played every defensive down in loss at Iowa State . . . recorded seven tackles at Iowa State, including two solo stops and five assists . . . started at defensive tackle in loss at Wisconsin, recording six tackles . . . started at defensive tackle in loss to Indiana, recording nine assisted tackles . . . started at defensive tackle in loss at Penn State . . . matched career-best with 10 tackles at Penn State, including five solo stops and 1.5 tackles for loss . . . started at defensive tackle 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 . . . recorded six tackles vs. Illinois, including five assists . . . started at defensive tackle in loss at Purdue, recording two solo tackles, two assists and one pass beak-up . . . started at defensive tackle in double OT win over Michigan State, three solo tackles and six assists . . . started at defensive tackle in win at Northwestern, recording three assisted tackles as defense allowed just three points, seven rushing yards and 124 yards total offense in second half . . . started at defensive tackle in win over Minnesota . . . collected one solo tackle and four assists vs. Minnesota, including a shared tackle for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in loss to Western Michigan, recording three solo tackles and four assists.

2006 pre-season Honors - - Pre-season third team all-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . 2006 - - listed as first team defensive tackle following spring practice . . . started at defensive tackle in opening win over Montana as defense allowed just 144 yards total offense . . . recorded one assisted tackle vs. Montana . . . started at defensive tackle in double overtime win at Syracuse . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assisted stop vs. Syracuse and played a key role in stopping Syracuse on eight straight plays inside the five-yardline in second overtime . . . started at defensive tackle in win over Iowa State . . . record one solo stop and six assisted tackles vs. Iowa State, including one tackle for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in win at Illinois . . . recorded two solo tackles and three assists vs. Illinois, along with a QB sack and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in loss to top-ranked Ohio State . . . recorded two solo tackles and five assisted tackles vs. OSU, including two tackles for loss and one QB sack . . . started at defensive tackle in win over Purdue . . . recorded two solo tackles and one assisted tackle vs. Purdue, with one tackle for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in loss at Indiana . . . recorded season-high eight tackles vs. Indiana, including five solo stops, and had one forced fumble . . . started at defensive tackle in loss at Michigan, recording two solo tackles and a pass break-up . . . started at defensive tackle in win over Northern Illinois as defense allowed just 196 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle vs. Northern Illinois . . . started at defensive tackle in loss to Northwestern, recording six assisted tackles . . . started at defensive tackle in loss to Wisconsin . . . recorded career-high 10 tackles vs. Wisconsin, including five solo stops . . . started at defensive tackle in loss at Minnesota . . . recorded three solo tackles and three assists vs. Minnesota, including one QB sack and also had one pass break-up . . . started at defensive tackle vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl, recording one assisted tackle.

2005 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten . . . Hawkeye Hustle Award, defense . . . 2005 - - started at tackle in opening win over Ball State, recording one solo tackle . . . started at tackle at Iowa State, recording two solo tackles and one assist . . . started at tackle in win over Northern Iowa, but had no statistics . . . started at tackle at Ohio State, recording one solo tackle and two assists . . . started at tackle in win over Illinois, three solo tackles and three assists, including one tackle for loss . . . started at tackle in win at Purdue, recording three solo tackles, one assist, one QB sack and a pass breakup . . . started at defensive tackle in win over Indiana . . . recorded a career-high nine tackles vs. the Hoosiers, including seven solo stops, two tackles for loss and one QB sack . . . started at defensive tackle vs. Michigan, recording four solo tackles and four assisted tackles . . . started at defensive tackle at Northwestern . . . collected first career interception and five yard return vs. Wildcats, along with recording one solo tackle, four assisted tackles and one tackle for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in win at Wisconsin as defense held Badgers to 276 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle, one assisted tackle and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in win over Minnesota, recording four assisted tackles and one QB pressure as defense held top rushing team in the nation to 129 net rushing yards . . . started at defensive tackle in Outback Bowl vs. Florida, recording one solo tackle and two assists.

2004 - - Redshirted.

High School honors - - Named an Elite and first team all-state selection by the Des Moines Register as a senior . . . first team all-state as a junior and second team as a sophomore . . . three-time first team all-conference selection . . . Career - - ended prep career with 212 unassisted tackles, 123 assisted tackles, seven tackles for loss, three interceptions and three blocked kicks . . . recorded 116 total tackles (77 unassisted) as a senior . . . as a running back, totaled 2,019 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns in two seasons.

Personal - - Born 2/25/86 . . . Health and Sport Studies major . . . academic all-state honoree . . . member of Mount Vernon Honor Society and National Honor Society . . . parents are Kaylene and John Kroul . . . high school coach was Jim Bellamy.

Career Bests
Tackles:	10, twice, last at Penn State, 10/6/07
Solos:	7 vs. Indiana, 9/15/05
Assists:	9 vs. Indiana, 9/29/07
TFLs:	2, twice, last at Indiana, 10/14/06
INT:	1 at Northwestern, 11/5/05
FF:	1 at Indiana, 10/14/06
PBU:	1, 6 times, last vs. Northwestern, 9/27/08

Kroul's Collegiate Stats

Defense Solo Ast. Total T/Loss Sacks Int/Yds. PBU QBH RF RF
Freshman 24 24 48 5/9 2/4 1-5 1 2 0 0
Sophomore 24 35 59 6/17 3/13 0-0 2 1 1 0
Junior 23 51 74 2/3 0/0 0-0 1 0 0 0
Senior 16 41 57 6.5/17 2/9 0-0 3 5 0 2
Career 87 151 238 19.5/46 7/26 1-5 7 8 1 1
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