UI defensive coordinator Phil Parker had zero hestitation in taking on the role of secondary coach
Hawkeyes played 6 games decided by 3 points or fewer
Hawkeyes host second annual Heroes Game with Cornhuskers
Hawkeyes Play at Michigan on Saturday
Game notes: at Michigan
Iowa vs. No. 17 Nebraska
Iowa hosts Nebraska on Friday Nov. 23 at Kinnick Stadium.
Iowa faces of against Northwestern at Ryan Field in Evanston, IL.
Iowa hosts Penn State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday Oct. 20, 2012.
Penn State at Iowa Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012
Hawk-Item - - Tied Iowa record with 98-yard interception return for a touchdown in win over Northwestern . . . tied for eighth in the Big Ten with three interceptions in 2011 . . . one of nine true freshmen to see action in 2010.
2011 Honors - - Named national Defensive Back of the Week by College Football Performanace Awards for his play in 41-31 win over Northwestern . . . earned honorable mention from College Football Performance Award for his play in win at Purdue . . . nominated for Geico Play of the Year for interception return vs. Northwestern . . .
2011 - - played in all 13 games, starting the final 11 at free safety . . . recorded 52 solo tackles and 24 assists, with three tackles for loss, three pass break-ups and a forced fumble . . . tied for team lead with three interceptions for 114 yards . . . saw action in 34-9 opening win over Tennessee Tech, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in triple-overtime loss at Iowa State, recording two solo tackles, including one tackle for loss . . . started at free safety in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh in first career start . . . recorded five solo tackles and two assists, with one tackle for loss and a forced fumble . . . started at free safety in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . recorded five solo tackles and two assists vs. ULM, including one tackle for loss . . . started at free safety in 13-3 loss at Penn State . . . matched career-best with seven tackles at PSU, including six solo stops . . . also had career-best two pass break-ups at PSU . . . started at free safety in 41-31 win over Northwestern . . . recorded first career interception vs. Northwestern, tying Iowa record with 98-yard return for a touchdown . . . also recorded career-best eight tackles vs. Northwestern, including five solo stops . . . started at free safety in 45-24 win over Indiana . . . recorded career-best 10 tackles vs. Hoosiers, including seven solo stops . . . started at free safety in 22-21 loss at Minnesota, recording six solo tackles . . . started at free safety in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan as defense allowed just 323 yards total offense . . . recorded seven tackles vs. Wolverines, including four solo stops . . . started at free safety in 37-21 loss to Michigan State, recording two solo tackles, five assists and one pass break-up . . . started at free safety in 31-21 win at Purdue as defense allowed just 282 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle vs. Purdue, along with two pass interceptions . . . had 16 yards on interception returns as both stopped potential Purdue scoring drives . . . started at free safety in 20-7 loss at Nebraska, recording four solo tackles and four assists . . . started at free safety in Insight Bowl loss to Oklahoma, recording four solo tackles and one assist as defense allowed just 275 yards total offense.
2010 - - Saw action in eight games, recording three solo tackles and four assists . . . saw action in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 35-7 win over Iowa State, recording one assisted tackle for first career statistics. . . saw action in 34-27 loss at Arizona, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-0 win over Ball State, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 112 yards total offense . . . saw action in 24-3 win over Penn State, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 54 net rushing yards and 301 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 38-28 win at Michigan . . . did not see action in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin . . . saw action in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 18-13 win at Indiana, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 91 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 21-17 loss at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 20-17 loss to Ohio State . . . did not see action in 27-24 loss at Minnesota . . . saw action in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri, recording career-best three tackles, including two solo stops.
High school honors - - Earned first team all-state honors as a junior and senior . . . named first team all-district as a sophomore and was District Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior . . . Career - - earned four varsity letters as defensive back and running back . . . helped prep team post 19-5 record in final two seasons, reaching state quarter-finals as a junior before falling in first round as a senior . . . team captain as a senior . . . holds school records for rushing yards in a season (2,050) and career (4,100) and touchdowns in a game (six) and a season (32 as a junior) . . . also earned four letters in track as sprinter and hurdler and three letters in basketball . . . won state title in 400-meter hurdles as a junior . . . placed second in 400-meter hurdles at Drake Relays as a senior and ran leg on 4 x 800 relay unit that placed sixth.
Personal - - Born 12/15/91 . . . psychology major . . . member of prep Honor Roll with 3.56 GPA . . . earned academic all-State recognition and was two-year member of National Honor Society . . . parents are Raelyn and Brian Miller . . . high school coach was Pete Cavanaugh.