Hawkeyes and Panthers kickoff at 11:01 a.m. (CT) on ESPNU
Hawkeyes score 14 points in final 5:50 to down Cardinals, 17-13
Iowa defeated Ball State, 17-13, on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.
Brandon Scherff and Kevonte Martin-Manley earn first team honors
Kevonte Martin-Manley is back to anchor the UI wide receivers
Iowa falls to LSU in the 2014 Outback Bowl, 21-14
The Iowa Hawkeyes held their 14th Outback Bowl practice in Tampa
Outback Bowl Practice No. 13 Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013
The Hawkeye football team held their first practice in Tampa today and former Hawkeye Adrian Clayborn stopped by.
The Iowa Football team traveled to Tampa, Florida today to prepare for their game against LSU in the 2014 Outback Bowl
Hawk-Item - - Ranked second in the Big Ten and eighth in the nation in punt returns (15.7) . . . first Big Ten Conference player to ever return back-to-back-punts for touchdowns and just the second player in the last decade with two punt return touchdowns in one quarter . . . is just the third player in Big Ten history with two punt return touchdowns in a game, and the first since 1983 . . . 184 return yards in a game ranks second best all-time in the Big Ten, behind Nile Kinnick's Iowa and conference record of 201 yards on nine returns, set in 1939 . . . has at least one pass reception in 35 of 38 career games, with a previous streak of 23 straight games snapped vs. Michigan State . . . career totals include 122 receptions for 1,282 yards to rank 10th in career receptions and 25th in career receiving yards . . . ranked sixth in the Big Ten in receptions per game (4.3) in 2012 . . . one of three juniors named to 2013 Leadership Group . . . one of two sophomores named to 2012 Leadership Group.
2013 Honors - - Coaches Appreciation Award, Offense . . . first team All-Big Ten Specialist by Phil Steele, Sporting News and College Sports Madness . . . named first team mid-season All-American specialist by Phil Steele . . . named first team mid-season All-Big Ten specialist by Phil Steele and BTN.com . . . named CFPA national special teams Player of the Week and Big Ten Conference special teams Player of the Week after recording touchdowns on back-to-back punt returns of 83 and 63 yards vs. Western Michigan . . . 2013 - - Played in all 13 games with 10 starts . . . led team in receiving with 40 receptions for 388 yards and five touchdowns . . . also led team in punt returns with 20 returns for 314 yards and two touchdowns . . . started at wide receiver in 30-27 opening loss to Northern Illinois . . . career-high nine receptions for 79 yards vs. NIU, along with 24 yards on two punt returns and two solo tackles . . . started at wide receiver in 28-14 win over Missouri State as offense gained 491 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 24 yards vs. Missouri State, along with one punt return for 10 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 27-21 win at Iowa State as offense gained 378 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards in third straight outing . . . seven receptions for 60 yards and one touchdown at ISU, scoring on a 5-yard reception for the first points of the game . . . started at wide receiver in 59-3 win over Western Michigan as offense gained 446 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards in fourth straight game . . . record-setting day in win over WMU, with four punt returns for 184 yards and two touchdowns, along with one pass reception for six yards . . . scoring punt returns covered 83 and 63 yards, matching the seventh and 20th longest returns in school history . . . touchdown returns came on back-to-back returns in the second period following a 44-yard return in the first period . . . started at wide receiver in 23-7 win at Minnesota as offense gained 464 yards and rushed for over 200 yards in fifth straight outing . . . led team with six receptions for 56 yards at Minnesota, along with two punt returns for 14 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 26-14 loss to Michigan State, but left game early in the second quarter and had no statistics . . . saw action in 34-24 loss at Ohio State, recording one reception for six yards . . . started at wide receiver in 17-10 OT win over Northwestern . . . led team with five receptions for 45 yards vs. Northwestern, along with one punt return for 10 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 28-9 loss to Wisconsin, recording two receptions for six yards and two punt returns for 10 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 38-14 win at Purdue as offense rushed for 318 yards and gained 509 yards total offense . . . recorded one reception for 22-yard touchdown to give team a 14-7 advantage in the second period and had 11 yards on two punt returns . . . saw action in 24-21 win over Michigan as offense gained 407 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 20 yards and 29 yards on four punt returns vs. Michigan . . . saw action in 38-17 win at Nebraska . . . two pass receptions for 60 yards at Nebraska, including a 36-yard catch on a key third down on a field goal drive and a 24-yard scoring reception to give Iowa a 14-point lead, both in the third quarter . . . started at wide receiver in 21-14 Outback Bowl loss to LSU . . . one reception for four-yard touchdown vs. LSU, along with 22 yards on two punt returns.
2012 - - Started all 12 games at wide receiver and has started 14 straight overall . . . led team in receptions (52) and shared team lead in receiving yards (571) . . . had one rushing attempt for 15 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois . . . led team with six receptions vs. NIU, totaling 31 yards, matching career-best for receptions . . . started at wide receiver in 9-6 loss to Iowa State, collecting one reception for 10 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 429 yards total offense . . . career-high 101 receiving yards on five catches vs. UNI, including a career-long of 51 yards to set up third quarter touchdown . . . started at wide receiver in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan . . . five receptions for 65 yards and one touchdown vs. CMU . . . scoring grab covered 10 yards to concluded Iowa's opening drive of the game . . . started at wide receiver in 31-13 win over Minnesota as offense gained 374 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 14 yards vs. Minnesota . . . started at wide receiver in 19-16 win at Michigan State . . . matched career-high with six receptions at MSU, gaining 42 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 38-14 loss to Penn State . . . four receptions for 42 yards vs. PSU . . . started at wide receiver in 28-17 loss at Northwestern . . . led team with career-best seven receptions at Northwestern for 46 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 24-21 loss at Indiana . . . led receivers with career-best seven receptions for 131 yards and one score at Indiana . . . scored on 24-yard reception in first quarter . . . also added one rushing attempt for 15 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 27-24 loss to Purdue . . . led team with 63 receiving yards on four catches vs. Purdue . . . started at wide receiver in 42-17 loss at Michigan, recording two receptions for seven yards . . . started at wide receiver in 13-7 loss to Nebraska, recording three receptions for 19 yards.
2011 Honors - - Named to Big Ten Conference all-Freshman team by BTN.com. 2011 - - Saw action in 13 games, with one start . . . 30 receptions for 323 yards and three touchdowns, while also averaging 20.5 yards on four KO returns . . . saw action in 34-7 opening win over Tennessee Tech, but had no statistics . . . saw action in triple-overtime loss at Iowa State . . . four receptions for 23 yards at ISU, including first career touchdown reception to give Iowa a 7-0 advantage . . . saw action in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh as offense gained 475 yards total offense . . . collected four receptions for 76 yards and two touchdowns in win over Pitt . . . touchdown receptions covered 25 and 22 yards, both in fourth quarter, for Iowa's final two scored in comeback win . . . saw action in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe as offense gained 453 yards total offense . . . collected career-high six receptions for 82 yards vs. ULM, with a long of 23 yards . . . started as third wide receiver in 13-3 loss at Penn State . . . recorded three receptions for 21 yards at PSU . . . saw action in 41-31 win over Northwestern, recording one reception for six yards . . . saw action in 45-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 456 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . started at wide receiver in 22-21 loss at Minnesota as offense gained 446 yards total offense . . . five receptions for 35 yards at Minnesota . . . saw action in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan, recording one reception for eight yards on a fourth down conversion to keep scoring drive alive . . . saw action in 37-21 loss to Michigan State, recording one reception for 13 yards . . . saw action in 31-21 win at Purdue, recording three receptions for 28 yards as offense gained 408 yards total offense . . . saw action in 20-7 loss at Nebraska . . . one reception for 10 yards at Nebraska, along with 82 yards on four KO returns . . . saw action in Insight Bowl loss to Oklahoma, recording one reception for 21 yards.
2010 - - Redshirted.
High school honors - - Named first team all-state as a senior after earning third team honors as a junior . . . was all-North offensive MVP as well . . . first team all-County and all-Catholic League as a junior and senior . . . Career - - holds school records for receiving yards in a game (177), punt return yards in a game (103), career touchdown receptions (20), longest reception (93) and career receiving yards (1,525) . . . helped prep team post three-year record of 21-11, earning three straight appearances in state playoffs . . . had 43 receptions for 745 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, along with 14 KO returns for 314 yards and 12 punt returns for 199 yards . . . collected 34 receptions for 610 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior, along with 199 yards and two scores on 10 punt returns and 262 yards on 13 KO returns . . . had 170 yards and one touchdown on 16 receptions as a sophomore . . . earned three varsity letters as wide receiver and defensive back and four basketball letters.
Personal - - Born 10/22/92 . . . leisure studies major . . . earned Outstanding Academic Award for math and English . . . parents are Leanna Martin and Kevin Manley . . . high school coach was Albert Fracassa.