Hawkeyes host Iowa State Saturday at 2:42 p.m.
Hawkeyes will use the final hours before kickoff working on their mental game
Morgan vows to play the best Hawkeyes, regardless of their age
University of Iowa defensive coordinator sees progress from the group
Hawkeye coaches speak with media Wednesday
2014 - - Saw action in four games, recording two solo tackles and one assist . . . saw action in 45-29 win over Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 48-7 win over Northwestern, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 180 yards total offense . . . saw action in 51-14 loss at Minnesota, recording two solo tackles and one assist . . . did not see action in 30-14 win at Illinois . . . did not see action in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska . . . saw action in 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee, but had no statistics.
2013 - - Did not see any game action.
2012 - - Saw action in five games during second half of season, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois . . . did not see action in 9-6 loss to Iowa State . . . did not see action in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . did not see action in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan . . . did not see action in 31-13 win over Minnesota . . . did not see action in 19-16 win at Michigan State . . . saw first action of career in 38-14 loss to Penn State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 28-17 loss at Northwestern . . . saw action in 24-21 loss at Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 loss to Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-17 loss at Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 13-7 loss to Nebraska, but had no statistics.
2011 - - Redshirted.
High school honors - - Two-time unanimous first team all-conference selection . . . 2010 district defensive Most Valuable Player . . . 2010 Collin County Defensive Most Valuable Player . . . Dallas Morning News Defensive Player of the Year finalist . . . all-Dallas/Fort Worth first team linebacker . . . second team all-conference selection as a sophomore . . . Career - - finished with 250 tackles (159 solo), 16 tackles for loss, seven QB sacks, three interceptions and five forced fumbles during his three-year varsity career . . . helped team post a 35-5 record, which included an 18-1 district mark, and a 2008 state championship . . . led team to Bi-District title as both a junior and senior . . . team captain as a senior . . . totaled 105 tackles (67 solo), with four tackles for loss, two QB sacks, five forced fumbles and three interceptions as a senior . . . collected 91 tackles (57 solo) with 10 tackles for loss and two QB sacks as a junior . . . recorded 54 tackles (35 solo), with three QB sacks, as a sophomore.
Personal - - Born 11/6/92 . . . leisure studies major . . . member of the National Honor Society, graduating with a 3.50 GPA . . . parents are Christi and Melvin Spears . . . high school coach was Tom Westerberg.