Howells native ready for Black Friday matchup against Cornhuskers
Hawkeyes and Cornhuskers kick off Friday at 2:36 p.m. (CT) on ABC
Hawkeyes and Gophers kick off Saturday at 7 p.m. (CT)
Hawkeyes and Hoosiers kickoff at 2:30 p.m. CT at Memorial Stadium
Iowa (5-0, 1-0) defeated #18/19 Wisconsin
2013 Honors - - Team Leader Award, Defense . . . 2013 - - redshirted.
High school honors - - Nominated for Gatorade Football Player of the Year as a senior . . . named Division I Player of the Year by Huskerland Prep Reports . . . earned first team all-state and all-district honors as a senior, being named honorary captain . . . was first team all-state as a sophomore and junior as well . . . Career - - four-year letterman as defensive lineman and team captain as a senior as prep team posted 47-3 record in four seasons . . . helped prep team win state championships as a freshman and sophomore, while placing as runner-up as a junior and reaching quarterfinals as a senior . . . recorded 45 tackles as a senior, including nine QB sacks and 11 tackles for loss, with one touchdown on a recovered fumble . . . collected 91 tackles as a junior, with 24 tackles for loss and nine QB sacks, along with a safety . . . had 118 tackles as a sophomore, with 10 tackles for loss, four QB sacks and one safety . . . 71 tackles, including five tackles for loss and two QB sacks as a freshman . . . also four-year wrestling letterman and earned three letters in track, throwing both shot and discus.
Personal - - Born 7/15/94 . . . open major . . . member of prep Honor Roll . . . parents are Laurie and Dan Bazata . . . high school coach was Mike Speirs.