Assistant coaches Brian Ferentz and Reese Morgan meet with the media
Brian Ferentz stresses consistency with the Hawkeye lineman
Iowa makes 10th bowl appearance under Kirk Ferentz
Hawkeyes to make 26th bowl appearance
Iowa bowl eligible for 11th straight season
2011 - - Saw first action of career in 34-7 opening win over Tennessee Tech . . . did not see action in triple-overtime loss at Iowa State . . . did not see action in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh . . . did not see action in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe . . . did not see action in 13-3 loss at Penn State . . . did not see action in 41-31 win over Northwestern . . . did not see action in 45-24 win over Indiana . . . 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 . . . did not see action in Insight Bowl.
2010 - - Redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.
High school honors - - Earned first team all-state and all-conference honors as a senior and selected to compete in Iowa Shrine Bowl . . . honorable mention all-conference as a junior . . . team captain as a senior . . . Career - - recorded 69 tackles as a senior, including 18 tackles for loss . . . as a junior had 41 tackles, including eight tackles for loss, along with one fumble recovery and a touchdown . . . collected 27 tackles as a sophomore, including two tackles for loss and two QB sacks . . . helped prep team reach state semi-finals as a senior and quarter-finals as a junior, posting 21-4 record in two seasons . . . earned three letters in football as offensive and defensive lineman . . . also earned three letters in baseball and basketball.
Personal - - Born 7/12/91 . . . open major . . . winner of Bernie Saggau Award . . . received Academic Letter, Academic Medal and Aquinas Key . . . member of National Honor Society . . . parents are Elaine and Ted Gaul . . .. . . one of two players from Des Moines on Iowa roster . . . high school coach was Tom Wilson.