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Tony Moeaki

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wheaton, IL

High School:
Warrenville South HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 250

Position:
TE

Birthdate:
06/08/1987

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Hawk-Item - - Suffered major injuries at Wisconsin in fourth game of 2007 season and did not return . . . granted medical redshirt for 2007 season . . . one of three seniors named to 2009 Leadership Group . . . one of four juniors named to 2008 Leadership Group . . . one of four sophomores named to 2006 Leadership Group . . . one of five true freshmen to play in 2005 . . . one of seven Iowa recruits to participate in 2005 Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, TX . . . named to 2005 Leadership Group.

2009 Honors - - Permanent Team Captain . . . Hayden Fry Award, Offense . . . honorable mention all-America by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . honorable mention all-College Football Insiders . . . first team all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . first team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football . . . second team all-Big Ten by league media . . . one of eight semi-finalists for John Mackey Award . . . one of 22 players named to mid-season Mackey Award Watch List . . . Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week in win over Michigan . . . ESPN.com Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week vs. Michigan . . . National Tight End Performer of the Week by College Football Performance Award committee vs. Michigan.

2009 Pre-season Honors - - Named to John Mackey Award pre-season Watch List . . . pre-season fourth team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football.

2009 - - Started at tight end in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . career-best 10 receptions vs. UNI for 83 yards, including six-yard scoring reception to give team a 17-13 advantage in the fourth quarter . . . started at tight end in 35-3 win at Iowa State as offense gained 426 yards total offense . . . one reception for four yards at ISU . . . did not see action in 27-17 win over Arizona due to injury . . . did not see action in 21-10 win at Penn State due to injury . . . did not see action in 24-21 win over Arkansas State due to injury . . . started at tight end in 30-28 win over Michigan after missing three straight games due to injury . . . led team with six receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns vs. Wolverines, earning Big Ten offensive Player of the Week honors . . . had 34-yard scoring reception for Iowa's first points and ended the night with 42-yard touchdown catch that gave Iowa a 30-28 advantage . . . started at tight end in 20-10 win at Wisconsin . . . three receptions for 55 yards vs. Badgers, including 24-yard scoring reception that tied game at 10-10 in third quarter . . . also had 27-yard reception on drive that led to fourth quarter field goal . . . started at tight end in 15-13 win at Michigan State, recording one reception for four yards . . . started at tight end in 42-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 480 yards total offense . . . two catches for 23 yards vs. Hoosiers . . . started at tight end in 17-10 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . started at tight end in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State . . . three receptions for 28 yards vs. OSU, including key catch for 16 yards on final touchdown drive . . . started at tight end in 12-0 win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . started at tight end in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech as offense gained 403 yards total offense . . . led team with four receptions for 85 yards in Orange Bowl, including career-long 54-yard catch and run to set up first touchdown of the game.

2008 Honors - - Named to pre-season John Mackey Award Watch List . . . 2008 - - Ranked fourth on the team with 13 receptions for 144 yards and one touchdown while fighting injuries . . . listed as co-first team tight end following spring practice . . . did not see action in opening win over Maine due to injury . . . did not see action in 42-0 win over Florida International due to injury . . . saw first action of the season in 17-5 win over Iowa State . . . had one reception for four yards before leaving the game due to injury . . . saw action in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh, recording one reception for 48 yards . . . saw action in 22-17 loss to Northwestern, recording one reception for minus two yards . . . saw action in 16-13 loss at Michigan State, recording four receptions for 24 yards . . . did not see action in 45-9 win at Indiana due to injury . . . saw limited action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 loss at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State, recording one reception for eight yards . . . did not see action in 22-17 win over Purdue due to injury . . . saw action in 55-0 win at Minnesota as offense rushed for 222 yards and gained 483 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 19 yards at Minnesota, including 13-yard scoring reception for first touchdown of the season . . . saw action in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina as offense gained 328 yards total offense . . . had three receptions for 43 yards vs. South Carolina.

2007 - - Listed as first team tight end following spring practice . . . started at tight end in opening win over Northern Illinois . . . three catches for 32 yards vs. Northern Illinois, including a best of 15 yards . . . started at tight end in win over Syracuse as offense gained 408 yards total offense . . . reached career-bests in receptions (8) yards (112) and touchdowns vs. Syracuse, with scoring catches of 52, five and six yards . . . also had one solo tackle . . . started at tight end in loss at Iowa State, recording three receptions for 26 yards . . . started at tight end in loss at Wisconsin, but suffered injury in first period and did not return to action . . . missed the remainder of the season after injury at Wisconsin and will seek medical redshirt.

2006 Honors - - Next Man In Award, special teams.

2006 - - Listed as second team tight end following spring practice . . . saw action in 41-7 win over Montana as offense gained 416 yards total offense . . . had no statistics vs. Montana . . . saw action in double overtime win at Syracuse, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Iowa State . . . one reception for a 19-yard touchdown came in the third period vs. Iowa State to tie the score at 17-17 . . . 19-yard TD catch vs. Iowa State marked first career touchdown . . . saw action in win at Illinois . . . had two receptions for 49 yards vs. Illinois, including 35-yard scoring pass in the second quarter for second career touchdown . . . saw action in loss to top-ranked Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Purdue as offense reached season high marks in points (47) and rushing yards (286) . . . two receptions for 27 yards vs. Purdue, including a long of 19-yards to set up an Iowa touchdown . . . saw action in loss at Indiana as offense gained 467 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Michigan, recording one reception for four yards . . . saw action in win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 405 yards total offense . . . one reception for 13 yards vs. Northern Illinois . . . saw action in loss to Northwestern, recording one reception for four yards . . . saw action in loss to Wisconsin . . . one reception for four yards and a touchdown vs. Wisconsin, his third scoring reception of the season . . . saw action in loss at Minnesota, with one reception for 12 yards, as offense gained season-best 546 yards total offense . . . saw action vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl, recording one pass reception for eight yards.

2005 - - Saw action in opening win over Ball State, recording three receptions for 28 yards . . . saw action at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Northern Iowa, recording one reception for 36 yards . . . saw action at Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Illinois, recording one reception for 12 yards . . . saw action in win at Purdue as offense gained season-best 535 yards, but had no receptions . . . saw action in win over Indiana as offense gained 425 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action vs. Michigan, with one reception for 18 yards . . . saw action at Northwestern, recording one reception for 16 yards . . . saw action in win at Wisconsin, recording one reception for two yards . . . saw action in win over Minnesota, but had no statistics as offense gained 613 yards total offense . . . saw action in Outback Bowl vs. Florida, but had no statistics.

High school honors - - First team all-American by Riddell, second team by USA Today... first team all-state selection by the Champaign News-Gazette, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, IHSA and Coaches Association . . . two-time first team all-area and all-conference... Career - - recorded 975 yards and nine touchdowns on 59 receptions... also recorded 66 pancake blocks... had a career-high 465 yards and five touchdowns as a senior... averaged over 16.5 yards per reception in his career... three-time letter winner in football, where he played tight end, fullback and linebacker... also a two-time letter winner in basketball and tennis.

Personal - - Born 6-8-87 . . . Interdepartmental Studies (Recreation Management) major . . . parents are Sione and Lose Moeaki . . . attended same high school as OL Dace Richardson . . . high school coach was Ron Muhitch.

Career Bests
Catches:	10 vs. Northern Iowa, 9/05/09
Yards:	112 vs. Syracuse, 9/8/07
TDs:	3 vs. Syracuse, 9/8/07
Long:	54 vs. Georgia Tech, 1/05/10

Career Statistics
Receiving	No.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	Lng
Freshman	8	112	14.0	0	36
Sophomore	11	140	12.7	3	35
Junior	14	170	12.1	3	52
Senior ('08)	13	144	11.1	1	48
Senior ('09)	30	387	11.6	4	54
Career	76	953	12.5	11	54

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