Hawk Item - - Joined Iowa program as a walk-on after attending Fork Union Military Academy for one year . . . moved to fullback from linebacker during 2014 preseason camp.
2015 - - Did not see action in 31-14 win over Illinois State . . . did not see action in 31-17 win at Iowa State . . . did not see action in 27-24 win over Pitt . . . saw action in 62-16 win over North Texas, but had no statistics as offense gained 488 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 10-6 win at Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 29-20 win over Illinois . . . did not see action in 40-10 win at Northwestern . . . did not see action in 31-15 win over Maryland . . . did not see action in 35-27 win at Indiana . . . did not see action in 40-35 win over Minnesota . . . did not see action in 40-20 win over Purdue . . . did not see action in 28-20 win at Nebraska . . . did not see action in 16-13 loss to Michigan State . . . did not see action in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford.
2014 - - Did not see any game action.
2013 - - Did not see any game action.
Prep School - - Started at fullback and linebacker in one season at prep school under Coach John Shuman.
High school honors - - Named first team all-state as a senior and third team as a junior . . . selected to Chesapeake Bowl and Maryland Crab Bowl all-star games following senior season . . . first team all-county and all-conference as a junior . . . team MVP as a junior and senior . . . Career - - Three-year starter and letterman while playing fullback, running back and linebacker, helping prep team post 26-7 record in three seasons while making state playoffs two years . . . recorded 125 tackles as a senior, with 27 tackles for loss and one interception . . . on offense had 150 rushing attempts for 789 yards and nine touchdowns, along with 121 yards and two touchdowns on 16 receptions . . . collected 115 tackles as a junior, with 25 tackles for loss, one interception and three pass break-ups . . . on offense had 275 rushing yards on 45 attempts and 58 receiving yards on six receptions, while scoring six touchdowns . . . recorded 98 tackles as a sophomore, with 10 tackles for loss and two interceptions . . . rushed 65 times for 358 yards and two scores . . . football team captain as a junior and senior . . . also three-year letterman in wrestling and lettered one year in lacrosse.
Personal - - Born 10/23/93 . . . exercise science major . . . parents are Debbie and Greg Manders . . . member of prep Honor Roll . . . high school coach was Mike Whittles.