Assistant coaches Brian Ferentz and Reese Morgan meet with the media
Brian Ferentz stresses consistency with the Hawkeye lineman
Hawkeyes played 6 games decided by 3 points or fewer
James Ferentz and Micah Hyde share Roy J. Carver Most Valuable Player Award
Head coach Kirk Ferentz addressed the media today inside the Hayden Fry Football Complex
Hawk-Item - - Enrolled in 2012 spring semester classes and participated in spring practice.
2012 Honors - - Team Leader Award, offense . . . 2012 - - redshirted.
Junior college - - Played one season at Iowa Western Community College . . . earned first team all-conference honors in his only season . . . earned academic all-region recognition . . . junior college coach was Scott Strohmeier.
High school honors - - Earned first team all-state honors for three straight years . . . was first team all-conference for three years after earning honorable mention recognition as a freshman . . . named to All-Toyota of Des Moines team as a senior . . . Career - - four-year letterman as offensive and defensive lineman and linebacker . . . helped prep team reach state semifinals for three straight seasons before advancing to title game as a senior . . . helped prep team compile 46-6 record over four seasons, establishing school record for four-year period . . . team captain as a senior . . . as a senior recorded 80 tackles, including seven tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries . . . also earned four letters in track and baseball and three in basketball . . . holds school (60-0) and conference records (58-11) in the shot put . . . won Drake Relays title in the shot put.
Personal - - Born 8/26/92 . . . pre-business major . . . Presidential Scholar . . . parents are Cherri and Steve Simmons . . . high school coach was Randy Hinkel.