Assistant coaches Brian Ferentz and Reese Morgan meet with the media
UI defensive line coach enjoys the instruction portion of spring drills
UI head football coach speaks with media prior to Spring Camp
Hawkeyes begin spring practices today for 2013 season
Hawkeyes played 6 games decided by 3 points or fewer
The Iowa Hawkeyes held their 14th Outback Bowl practice in Tampa
Iowa hosts Michigan at Kinnick Stadium on Nov. 23, 2013.
Central Michigan at Iowa Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
iowa hosts Central Michigan at Kinnick Stadium on 9-22-12.
Hawk Item - - Moved from linebacker to defensive end for 2013 spring practice . . . one of seven true freshmen to see action in 2012.
2013 - - Saw action in all 13 games, recording three solo tackles and two assists, including one QB sack and one QB pressure . . . saw limited action in 30-27 opening loss to Northern Illinois, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 28-14 win over Missouri State, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 197 yards total offense . . . saw action in 27-21 win at Iowa State, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 59-3 win over Western Michigan, recording one QB pressure as defense allowed just 209 yards total offense . . . saw action in 23-7 win at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle, a QB sack, as defense allowed just 165 yards total offense and 30 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 26-14 loss to Michigan State, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 34-24 loss at Ohio State, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 17-10 OT win over Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 28-9 loss to Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-14 win at Purdue, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 53 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 24-21 win over Michigan, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 60 net rushing yards and 158 yards total offense . . . saw action in 38-17 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 89 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 21-14 Outback Bowl loss to LSU, but had no statistics.
2012 - - Saw only action of the season in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan, recording one solo tackle on special teams.
High school honors - - Named eight-man Player of the Year as a senior . . . first team all-state running back as a junior and senior, and captain of all-state team as a senior . . . first team all-district as defensive lineman for four years and all-district running back last two seasons . . . Career - - led team to state title as a senior and to semifinals as a junior . . . team captain as a senior . . . rushed 176 times for 2,494 yards and 57 touchdowns as a senior . . . scored 61 total touchdowns in final season . . . also collected 112 tackles on defense, including 34 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and two interceptions . . . rushed 189 times for 1,674 yards and 30 touchdowns as a junior, while recording 126 tackles, 29 tackles for loss and three fumble recoveries . . . gained 590 yards on 123 carries as a sophomore, while scoring eight touchdowns . . . also collected 115 tackles, including 13 tackles for loss, as a sophomore . . . recorded 119 tackles as a freshman, including eight tackles for loss.
Personal - - Born 7/18/94 . . . pre-business major . . . parents are Pixie and Rod Meier . . . high school coach was Jerry Christiansen.