Hawkeyes host Iowa State Saturday at 2:42 p.m.
Hawkeyes will use the final hours before kickoff working on their mental game
Morgan vows to play the best Hawkeyes, regardless of their age
University of Iowa defensive coordinator sees progress from the group
Hawkeye coaches speak with media Wednesday
2011 - - Redshirted.
High school honors - - Two-time unanimous first team all-conference selection . . . 2010 district defensive Most Valuable Player . . . 2010 Collin County Defensive Most Valuable Player . . . Dallas Morning News Defensive Player of the Year finalist . . . all-Dallas/Fort Worth first team linebacker . . . second team all-conference selection as a sophomore . . . Career - - finished with 250 tackles (159 solo), 16 tackles for loss, seven QB sacks, three interceptions and five forced fumbles during his three-year varsity career . . . helped team post a 35-5 record, which included an 18-1 district mark, and a 2008 state championship . . . led team to Bi-District title as both a junior and senior . . . team captain as a senior . . . totaled 105 tackles (67 solo), with four tackles for loss, two QB sacks, five forced fumbles and three interceptions as a senior . . . collected 91 tackles (57 solo) with 10 tackles for loss and two QB sacks as a junior . . . recorded 54 tackles (35 solo), with three QB sacks, as a sophomore.
Personal - - Born 11/6/92 . . . engineering major . . . member of the National Honor Society, graduating with a 3.50 GPA . . . parents are Christi and Melvin Spears . . . high school coach was Tom Westerberg.