Iowa (7-6) lost to Tennessee (7-6), 45-28, today at the TaxSlayer Bowl.
Hawkeyes and Panthers kickoff at 11:01 a.m. (CT) on ESPNU
Hawkeyes rush for 296 yards, gain 489 yards of total offense
High school honors - - Earned elite all-state honors as a junior and senior . . . also first team all-conference as a junior and senior . . . Career - - helped prep team finish as state runner-up as a senior with an 11-1 record . . . holds record for longest interception return (105 yards) and interceptions in a season (nine) . . . also holds school records for career receptions (136) and season (18) and career (35) receiving touchdowns . . . team captain as a senior . . . recorded 65 receptions for 1,080 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior, along with seven interceptions on defense . . . returned three interceptions for touchdowns, including two returns of over 100 yards . . . 67 receptions for 1,081 yards as a junior, along with nine interceptions . . . recorded 47 tackles and five interceptions as a sophomore, with six pass receptions for 200 yards . . . three-year football letterman as wide receiver and defensive back, while also returning punts and KO . . . also competed in track (sprints, long jump, triple jump).
Personal - - Born 8/01/94 in Tucson, Ariz. . . . sports management major . . . mother is Mindy Pownell . . . member of National Honor Society . . . high school coach was Chad Garrow.