Hawkeye offense set to face Michigan State's top-ranked defense
Hawkeyes host Northern Illinois at 2:42 p.m. (CT) today in Kinnick Stadium
Iowa's offensive line looks to rejuvenate the Hawkeyes' rushing attack in 2013
Jordan Cotton named first team kick returner
Brian Ferentz stresses consistency with the Hawkeye lineman
The Iowa Hawkeyes held their 14th Outback Bowl practice in Tampa
Outback Bowl Practice No. 13 Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013
The Hawkeyes practice Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 as they prepare for their Outback Bowl matchup with LSU
The Iowa Football team traveled to Tampa, Florida today to prepare for their game against LSU in the 2014 Outback Bowl
The Hawkeyes enjoy a team lunch at the Outback Steakhouse in Coralville
Hawk-Item - - Started first seven games of season at left tackle before injury in game seven . . . missed remainder of season due to injury . . . one of two sophomores named to 2012 Leadership Group . . . only redshirt freshman named to 2011 Leadership Group.
2012 Preseason Honors - - Fourth team preseason all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football . . . 2012 - - listed as first team left tackle following spring practice . . . started at left tackle and played every offensive down in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois . . . started at left tackle and played every offensive down in 9-6 loss to Iowa State . . . started at left tackle and played every offensive down in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 429 yards total offense . . . started at left tackle and played every offensive down in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan as offense gained 430 yards total offense . . . started at left tackle and played every offensive down in 31-13 win over Minnesota as offense gained 374 yards total offense . . . started at left tackle and played every offensive down in 19-16 win at Michigan State . . . started at left tackle in 38-14 loss to Penn State . . . suffered injury in first quarter vs. Penn State and did not play in final five games.
2011 Honors - - Named to Big Ten Conference all-Freshman team by BTN.com. 2011 - - Saw first action of career in 34-7 opening win over Tennessee Tech, playing left guard . . . did not see action in triple-overtime loss at Iowa State . . . saw action at left guard in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh as offense gained 475 yards total offense . . . saw action at left guard in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe as offense gained 453 yards total offense and allowed no sacks . . . saw action at left guard in 13-3 loss at Penn State . . . saw action at left guard in 41-31 win over Northwestern as offense gained 379 yards total offense and allowed no QB sacks . . . saw action in 45-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 456 yards total offense . . . started at left guard for first career start in 22-21 loss at Minnesota as offense gained 446 yards total offense . . . started at left guard in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan . . . started at left guard in 37-21 loss to Michigan State . . . saw action at left guard in 31-21 win at Purdue as offense gained 408 yards total offense . . . saw action in 20-7 loss at Nebraska . . . did not see action in Insight Bowl.
2010 - - Redshirted.
High school honors - - Earned first team all-state honors on offense as a senior . . . second team all-state on defense as a junior . . . earned first team all-district honors on offense as a senior and on defense as a junior . . . Career - - offensive and defensive lineman in final two seasons after playing quarterback as a sophomore . . . collected 31 solo tackles and 51 assists with 16 tackles for loss as a senior . . . had 200 receiving yards and five touchdown receptions as a junior, along with 30 solo tackles and 45 assists on defense . . . passed for 1,200 yards as a sophomore . . . team captain as a senior, helping team advance to state playoffs . . . varsity letterman in baseball since freshman season, earning first team all-district, all-conference and all-state honors . . . helped prep baseball team advance to state tournament as a junior . . . also second team all-conference basketball selection as a junior and earned varsity letter in tennis as a freshman . . . also competes in track, earning all-state recognition as well . . . won state title in shot put as a sophomore, while placing third as a freshman and second as a junior . . . placed second in shot put at Drake Relays as sophomore and junior . . . holds school shot put record . . . placed fifth in state meet as a junior in discus.
Personal - - Born 12/26/91 . . . leisure studies major . . . academic all-district in football . . . parents are Cindy and Bob Scherff . . . high school coach was Dave Wiebers.