UI assistant went head-to-head against the Hawkeyes in 2006, '07
UI head football coach speaks with media prior to Spring Camp
Hawkeyes played 6 games decided by 3 points or fewer
James Ferentz and Micah Hyde share Roy J. Carver Most Valuable Player Award
College Sports Madness names Hyde, Cotton, Hitchens, Morris, Ferentz and Meyer to its All-Big Ten team
Hawk-Item - - Ranks 14th in career scoring with 159 points . . . had made 53 consecutive PATs . . . 86 points in 2011 ties for 14th-best single season total at Iowa . . . tied for first in the Big Ten in field goal percentage (100%) in 2011, while also ranking fifth in kick scoring (6.6), seventh in field goal per game (1.1), eighth in field goal percentage (70%) and ninth in total scoring (6.6) . . . one of nine true freshmen to see action in 2010.
2011 Honors - - One of 20 semifinal candidates for the 2011 Lou Groza Award as nations top PK . . . named national PK of the Week vs. Iowa State by College Football Performance Awards . . . named national Placekicker of the Week by College Football Performance Awards vs. Iowa State . . . named to Lou Groza Award "Stars of the Week" vs. Iowa State.
2011 Preseason Honors - - Named to CFPA preseason Watch Lists for Placekicker Trophy and Kickoff Specialist Trophy . . .
2011 - - handled all field goal, PAT and kickoffs throughout the season . . . connected on 14-20 field goals and all 44 PAT attempts to rank second on team with 86 points . . . handled all placements in 34-9 opening win over Tennessee Tech . . . connected on all four PAT kicks and made field goals of 39 and 20 yards, while averaging 60.9 yards on seven KOs . . . handled all field goal, PAT and kickoffs in triple-overtime loss at Iowa State . . . made all four field goal attempts at ISU, including a career-best 50-yard kick . . . also connected from 42, 20 and 34 yards, with the 34-yard kick coming in the third overtime . . . tied career-best with four field goals (at Indiana, 2010) . . . also made all thre PATs at Iowa State and averaged 65.7 yards on six KO's . . . handled all field goal, PATs and kickoffs in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh . . . connected on 22-yard field goal in first half before missing from 40 and 50 yards . . . made all four PAT attempts to remain perfect on the season and averaged 59 yards on six kickoffs . . . handled all field goal, PATs and kickoffs in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe . . . connected on only field goal attempt from 23 yards and was 6-6 on PATs vs. ULM, while also averaging 66.8 yards on kickoffs, with one touchback . . . also recorded one solo tackle . . . made only field goal attempts from 23 yards in 13-3 loss at Penn State, along with averaging 60 yards on two kickoffs . . . handled all field goals, PATs and kickoffs in 41-31 win over Northwestern . . . made both field goal attempts vs. Northwestern, connecting from 27 and 40 yards . . . also added 5-5 PATs and averaged 63.2 yards on kickoffs . . . handled all field goal and PAT attempts in 45-24 win over Indiana . . . conneected on 47-yard field goal and was 6-6 on PATs vs. Indiana, while averaging 64.4 yards on seven kickoffs . . . handled all field goal at PAT attempts in 22-21 loss at Minnesota . . . made 3-3 PAT kicks and was 0-2 on field goal attempts and averaged 67.8 yards on kickoffs . . . handled all field goal and PAT attempts in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan . . . connected on 42-yard field goal in second quarter on his only field goal attempt and was 3-3 on PAT kicks . . . handled all field goal and PAT attempts in 37-21 loss to Michigan State, converting 3-3 PATs to remain perfect on the season . . . only field goal attempt vs. MSU, from 50 yards, was blocked . . . handled all field goal and PAT attempts in 31-21 win at Purdue on extremely windy day . . . connected on 38-yard field goal in the third quarter after 34-yard kick hit the upright and missed in the first half . . . also made 4-4 PATs . . . made only PAT attempt at Nebraska and had no field goal attempts . . . made 2-2 PAT attempts in Insight Bowl loss to Oklahoma and had no field goal attempts.
2010 Honors - - Big Ten Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his play in 18-13 win at Indiana . . . co-National placekicker Performer of the Week vs. Northwestern and honorable mention placekicker Performer of the Week vs. Iowa State by College Football Performance Awards . . . Next Man In Award, Special Teams . . . 2010 - - handled all PAT and field goal attempts for final 10 games of the season, making 14-17 field goal attempts and 31-33 PATs . . . handled all kickoff duties in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois . . . averaged 65.5 yards on six kicks, with one touchback as opponent averaged 14 yards on five returns . . . handled all kickoff duties in 35-7 win over Iowa State . . . averaged 68.3 yards on six kicks, with three touchbacks . . . handled all kickoff duties in 34-27 loss at Arizona, averaging 70 yards on five kicks, with two touchbacks . . . handled all kickoff, PAT and field goal duties in 45-0 win over Ball State . . . made all six PAT attempts . . . missed 37-yard field goal in first half before connecting from 25 yards in fourth period . . . averaged 61.5 yards on eight kickoffs, with two touchbacks . . . handled all kickoff, PAT and field goal duties in 24-3 win over Penn State . . . made only field goal attempt of 20 yards in first period and was 3-3 on PATs . . . averaged 64.2 yards on five KO's . . . handled all kickoff, PAT and field goal duties in 38-28 win at Michigan . . . connected on career-long 30-yard field goal in closing minutes to provide final 10 point margin vs. Michigan . . . made all five PAT attempts and averaged 66.7 yards on seven KO, with one touchback . . . collected one assisted tackle on KO coverage . . . handled PAT, field goal and kickoff duties in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin . . . was 3-4 on PATs, with one being blocked, and added career-best 40-yard field goal in fourth quarter . . . averaged 65.4 yards on five kicks and recorded two solo tackles on kickoff coverage . . . handled all PAT, field goal and KO duties in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State . . . connected on 37-yard field goal in first quarter vs. MSU, made 4-5 PAT attempts and averaged 63.4 yards on seven kickoffs . . . handled all PAT, field goal and KO duties in 18-13 win at Indiana . . . career-best 4-5 field goals at Indiana, making kicks from 23, 27, 27 and 42 yards, while missing from 22 . . . 42-yard kick in fourth period is career-best . . . also recorded two tackles on KO coverage . . . handled all PAT, field goal and KO duties in 21-17 loss at Northwestern . . . connected on only field goal attempt, from 32 yards, and both PAT attempts, vs. Wildcats, and had four touchbacks on kickoffs . . . handled all PAT, field goal and KO duties in 20-17 loss to Ohio State . . . made 31-yard file goal in third quarter to tie game after missing from 40 yards in second quarter . . . made both PAT attempts and averaged 58.5 yards on four kickoffs . . . handled all PAT and field goal attempts in 27-24 loss at Minnesota . . . made 35-yard field goal at Minnesota on his only attempt and was 3-3 in PATs . . . handled all PAT and field goal attempts in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri . . . made field goal attempts of 34 and 21 yards vs. Missouri, while connecting on three PAT kicks and averaging 66.7 yard on six kick-offs.
High school honors - - Earned first team all-state and first team all-conference honors as a senior . . . Career - - holds Mississippi Valley Conference record with 56-yard field goal . . . helped prep team reach state playoffs as a junior.
Personal - - Born 6/2/92 . . . psychology major . . . parents are Lisa and Brian Meyer . . . high school coach was Mike Mahoney.