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Tom Donatell
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Tom Donatell

Hometown:
Duluth, Ga.

High School:
Peachtree Ridge HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
03/29/1989

01/10/2013

Final Football Notes For 2012

Hawkeyes played 6 games decided by 3 points or fewer

11/23/2012

Nebraska at Iowa Postgame Notes

11/19/2012

Iowa Hosts Nebraska Friday in Kinnick Stadium

Hawkeyes host second annual Heroes Game with Cornhuskers

11/12/2012

Football to Play at Michigan on Saturday

Game notes: at Michigan

11/05/2012

Football Returns Home to Host Purdue

Game notes: vs. Purdue

10/27/2012

iowa vs Northwestern 10-27-12

Iowa faces of against Northwestern at Ryan Field in Evanston, IL.

Hawk-Item - - Moved from quarterback to linebacker following freshman season . . . moved to defensive back prior to 2009 season . . . moved to outside linebacker prior to 2011 season, before returning to defensive secondary later in the season.

2012 - - Played in all 12 games, with eight starts at strong safety . . . recorded 19 solo tackles and 24 assists, with two interceptions for 18 yards and one forced fumble . . . started at strong safety in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois as defense allowed just 201 yards total offense . . . recorded three solo stops and three assists vs. NIU, along with first career caused fumble . . . started at strong safety in 9-6 loss to Iowa State . . . recorded six solo tackles vs. ISU and had first career interception and 18-yard return . . . started at strong safety in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . matched career-best with seven tackles vs. UNI, including four solo stops . . . also had a pass interception for second consecutive game . . . started at strong safety in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan . . . recorded career-best eight tackles vs. CMU, including one solo tackle, seven assists and a shared tackcle for loss . . . started at strong safety in 31-13 win over Minnesota as defense allowed just 299 yards total offense and collected four turnovers . . . recorded two solo tackles and four assists vs. Minnesota . . . started at strong safety in 19-16 win at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . started at strong safety in 38-14 loss to Penn State, recording two solo tackles and four assists . . . started at strong safety in 28-17 loss at Northwestern, recording one solo tackle and three assists . . . saw action in 24-21 loss at Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 loss to Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-17 loss at Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 13-7 loss to Nebraska, but had no statistics.

2011 - - Played in eight games, with two starts . . . recorded 17 solo tackles, including one tackle for loss . . . saw action in 34-7 opening win over Tennessee Tech, recording two solo tackles . . . saw action in triple-overtime loss at Iowa State, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh . . . recording one solo tackle vs. Pitt, that coming at the seven-yardline on Pitt's final KO return . . . saw action in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 13-3 loss at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . started at outside linebacker in 41-31 win over Northwestern for first career start . . . recorded career-high seven solo tackles vs. Northwestern, including one tackle for loss . . . started at outside linebacker in 45-24 win over Indiana, recording six solo tackles . . . did not see action in 22-21 loss at Minnesota . . . did not see action in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan . . . did not see action in 37-21 loss to Michigan State . . . did not see action in 31-21 win at Purdue . . . did not see action in 20-7 loss at Nebraska . . . saw action in Insight Bowl loss to Oklahoma, but had no statistics.

2010 - - Saw action in all 13 games, recording three solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 157 yards total offense . . . saw action in 35-7 win over Iowa State, recording one solo tackle for first career statistics . . . saw action in 34-27 loss at Arizona, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-0 win over Ball State, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 112 yards total offense . . . saw action in 24-3 win over Penn State as defense allowed justs 54 net rushing yards and 301 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-28 win at Michigan, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 31 net rushing yards and 258 yards total offense . . . saw action in 18-13 win at Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 21-17 loss at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 20-17 loss to Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 loss at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri, but had no statistics.

2009 - - Did not see any game action.

2008 - - Redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.

High school honors - - Earned all-conference honors as a senior . . . Career - - served as team captain as a senior as team won state football title . . . earned three letters as quarterback and safety . . . also earned two letters in baseball and three in basketball.

Personal - - Born 3/29/89 in Olympia, Washington . . . interdepartmental studies major . . . parents are Shari and Ed Donatell . . . his father, Ed, is defensive secondary coach with NFL's San Francisco 49'ers . . . high school coach was Coach Armstrong.

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