Ferentz talks 2015 Hawkeyes at annual media day
UI head coach met with the media this afternoon
Hawkeyes and Boilermakers kickoff at 11:01 a.m. (CT) on BTN
Iowa (3-1) defeated Pitt (3-1), 24-20, on Saturday at Heinz Field.
Hawkeyes and Panthers kickoff at 11:01 a.m. (CT) on ESPNU
Hawk-Item - - Led the Big Ten and ranked eighth nationally in touchback percentage (63.2%) . . . tied for first in Big Ten in PAT percentage (100%), ranked second in touchbacks (43), and seventh in field goal percentage (75%) . . . 52-yard field goal in 24-20 win at Pittsburgh ties as eighth longest in school history.
2014 Honors - - Reggie Roby Special Teams Award, specialist. 2014 - - Handled majority of placement duties throughout the season . . . connected on 12-16 field goals and 38-38 PAT attempts to rank second in scoring with 74 points . . . made 11-12 field goals over final 11 games, with a long of 52 yards . . . ranked among national leaders by averaging 59.5 yards on KO's, with 43 touchbacks . . . handled all kicking duties in 31-23 win over Northern Iowa . . . made 1-2 field goal attempts, connecting from 40 yards on first career attempt and missing from 37 yards . . . made all four PAT attempts and averaged 63.7 yards on kickoffs, with four touchbacks in six kicks . . . saw action in 17-13 win over Ball State, converting 1-3 field goal attempts . . . connected on 26-yard field goal while missing from 35 and 37 yards . . . averaged 65 yards on four KO's vs. BSU, with three touchbacks . . . handled all field goal and kickoff duties in 20-17 loss to Iowa State . . . made only field goal attempt vs. ISU, connecting from 44 yards (career-long) with 4:08 remaining to tie game at 17-17 . . . booted all four KO's into endzone, allowing no returns . . . made only field goal attempt in 24-20 win at Pittsburgh, a career-best 52-yard kick late in the third quarter . . . also recorded a touchback on all five KO's in win at Pitt . . . handled all placements in 24-10 win at Purdue . . . converted 3-3 PAT kicks and only field goal attempt, a 28-yard kick in the second quarter . . . averaged 56.8 yards on five kickoffs, with three touchbacks . . . handled all placements in 45-29 win over Indiana . . . connected from 22 yards on his only field goal attempt vs. Indiana and made all six PAT attempts . . . averaged 60.4 yards on seven KO's, with five touchbacks . . . handled all placements in 38-31 loss at Maryland . . . converted 24-yard field goal in final minutes of fourth quarter on only attempt and made 4-4 PATs . . . successfully executed one of two onside kicks . . . handled all placements in 48-7 win over Northwestern . . . connected on field goals of 48 and 24 yards and made 6-6 PAT attempts . . . averaged 61.3 yards on nine KO's, with four touchbacks . . . handled all placements in 51-14 loss at Minnesota . . . was successful on both PAT kicks and had no field goal attempts, while averaging 53.7 yards on three KO's, with one touchback, at Minnesota . . . handled all placements in 30-14 win at Illinois . . . was successful on 4-4 PAT attempts at Illinois, but only field goal attempt from hit upright and was no good . . . averaged 58.6 yards on five KO's, with two touchbacks . . . handled all placements in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin . . . made only field goal attempt from 26 yards vs. Wisconsin and his only PAT attempt . . . averaged 64.2 yards on five KO's, with four touchbacks . . . handled all placements in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska . . . connected on both field goal attempts vs. Nebraska from 22 and 25 yards, along with making all four PAT attempts . . . booted 25-yard field goal in overtime period to give Iowa a 34-31 advantage . . . averaged 62.8 yards on six KO's, with four touchbacks . . . handled all kickoff and PAT duties (4-4) in 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee, but had no field goal attempts..
2013 - - Saw first action of career in 59-3 win over Western Michigan, converting only PAT attempt and kicking 62 yards on only KO of the game . . . did not see additional game action.
2012 - - Did not see any game action.
2011 - - Redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.
High school honors - - Named first team all-state as a senior after earning second team honors as a junior . . . first team all-conference as a junior and senior . . . Career - - member of prep football team that won four straight state titles, helping team compile 41-1 record his last three seasons . . . played wide receiver and defensive back in addition to handling all kicking duties . . . made 49-56 PATs and 13-18 field goals, with a long of 48 yards, as a senior . . . averaged 37.8 yards per punt and had 45 touchbacks on 82 kicks . . . had 22 receptions for 298 yards and two touchdowns as a senior, while collecting 47 tackles and seven interceptions on defense . . . connected on 91-100 PATs and 2-3 field goals as a junior, along with 16 tackles on defense . . . made 21-25 PATs and 2-3 field goals as a sophomore . . . football team captain as a senior . . . also played baseball, earning all-state honors (second base) while helping prep team win baseball state titles as a junior and senior . . . holds state single-season record with 30 doubles as a junior . . . earned three varsity letters in football, four-year letterman in baseball and soccer and two-year wrestling letterman.
Personal - - Born 8/29/92 . . . communication studies major . . . parents are Theresa and Jay Koehn . . . high school coach was Kevin Miller.