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 played 6 games decided by 3 points or fewer
Head coach Kirk Ferentz addressed the media today inside the Hayden Fry Football Complex
2012 - - Saw action in six games, recording two solo tackles and two assists . . . missed first part of the season and final five games due to injury . . . did not see action in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois . . . saw first action of career in 9-6 loss to Iowa State, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 31-13 win over Minnesota as defense allowed just 299 yards total offense and collected four turnovers . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assist vs. Minnesota . . . saw action in 19-16 win at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-14 loss to Penn State, recording one solo tackle . . . did not see action in 28-17 loss at Northwestern due to injury . . . did not see action in 24-21 loss at Indiana due to injury . . . did not see action in 27-24 loss to Purdue due to injury . . . did not see action in 42-17 loss at Michigan due to injury . . . did not see action in 13-7 loss to Nebraska due to injury.
2011 - - redshirted. 2011 Honors - - Team Leader Award, Defense.
High school honors - - First team Chicago Tribune all-state, second team Chicago Sun Times all-state and first team all-state selection as a senior . . . three-time first team all-conference honoree . . . Career - - three-year starter, finishing with 196 tackles, 28.5 QB sacks, 33 tackles for loss and three blocked punts . . . led team to a three playoff appearances and a 33-4 record during three-year prep career . . . guided team to 2010 state title, finishing with a perfect 14-0 record . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . compiled 49 tackles and 5.5 QB sacks as a sophomore . . . recorded 67 tackles, 10 QB sacks, 16 tackles for loss and three blocked punts as a junior . . . totaled 80 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and 13 QB sacks as a senior.
Personal - - Born 7/7/92 . . . journalism major . . . named to pre Honor Roll all four years, finishing with a 4.0 GPA . . . academic all-conference selection . . . member of National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society . . . parents are Janet and Drew McMinn . . . high school coach was Derek Leonard.