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
Hawk Item - - Moved from linebacker to defensive end for 2013 spring practice . . . one of seven true freshmen to see action in 2012.
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 . . . business management major . . . parents are Pixie and Rod Meier . . . high school coach was Jerry Christiansen.