UI head coach met with the media this afternoon
Iowa (7-6) lost to Tennessee (7-6), 45-28, today at the TaxSlayer Bowl.
Iowa hosts Wisconsin on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (CT)
Hawkeyes and Boilermakers kickoff at 11:01 a.m. (CT) on BTN
Iowa Football Media availability at the Hayden Fry Football Complex in Iowa City
Iowa falls to LSU in the 2014 Outback Bowl, 21-14
The Iowa Hawkeyes held their 14th Outback Bowl practice in Tampa
Outback Bowl Practice No. 13 Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013
The Hawkeyes practice Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 as they prepare for their Outback Bowl matchup with LSU
Hawk-Item - - Career totals include 599 attempts for 2,602 yards and 32 rushing touchdowns . . . ranks third in career rushing touchdowns, fourth in career attempts, sixth in rushing yards and 10th in career scoring (198 points, one receiving TD) . . . tied for fifth in the Big Ten in scoring (7.4) in 2014 . . . 16 rushing touchdowns in 2014 ranks as third best for single season at Iowa . . . sixth Iowa running back to lead team in rushing for three straight seasons and just third player to rush for over 800 yard in three straight seasonss . . . is the eighth player at Iowa to surpass 2,000 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns . . . nine career games with multiple rushing touchdowns, including five games in 2014 . . . rushed for three touchdowns in three games . . . ranked fourth in the Big Ten in rushing attempts (227) and 10th in rushing yards per game (75.0) in 2013 . . . rushed for at least 100 yards in eight career games, including four games in 2013 . . . surpassed 1,000 career yards in 12th game of career . . . ranked ninth in the Big Ten in rushing yards per game (81.5) in 2012 . . . rushed for 217 yards on 27 carries vs. Central Michigan in 2012, which ties as the eighth best single-game rushing total in school history . . . with three touchdowns in consecutive games vs. Northern Iowa and Central Michigan in 2012, became first Iowa player to score six touchdowns in consecutive weeks under Kirk Ferentz . . . one of five seniors named to 2014 Leadership Group . . . one of three juniors named to 2013 Leadership Group. Completed career in 2014.
2014 Honors - - Capital One second team Academic All-America . . . Capital One Academic All-District 6 first team . . . Academic All-Big Ten for third straight year . . . Iowa's recipient of the Big Ten Conference Sportsmanship Award . . . 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl Scholar Athlete . . . one of three finalists for 2014 Burlsworth Trophy . . . Permanent Team Captain, offense . . . Forest Evashevski Scholastic Achievement Award . . . Brett Greenwood Award . . . Players Choice Award, offense . . . Team Hustle Award, offense . . . College Sports Madness Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week vs. Northwestern . . . named to Allstate AFCA Good Works team.
2014 Preseason Honors - - Named to CFPA Running Back Trophy preseason Watch List . . . preseason fourth team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele . . . 2014 - - played in all 13 games with 12 starts . . . led team in rushing for third straight season, with 213 attempts for 812 yards and 16 touchdowns, surpassing 800 rushing yards for third straight season . . . 16 rushing touchdowns is third best in a single season at Iowa . . . started at running back in 31-23 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 401 yards total offense . . . rushed 10 times for 34 yards and a touchdown vs. UNI, scoring on a one-yard run . . . also had one reception for five yards and started the game with a 50-yard KO return that led to opening touchdown drive . . . started at running back in 17-13 win over Ball State . . . rushed six times for 13 yards vs. BSU . . . started at running back in 20-17 loss to Iowa State . . . rushed 16 times for 49 yards and a touchdown vs. ISU, along with one reception for eight yards . . . scored on one-yard run in first quarter for 7-0 advantage vs. ISU . . . saw action at running back in 24-20 win at Pittsburgh . . . led rushing attack with 22 carries for 88 yards and two touchdowns at Pitt, scoring on 10-yard run in the third period and scoring winning touchdowns on one-yard run with 6:56 remaining in fourth quarter . . . started at running back in 24-10 win at Purdue as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . rushed 24 times for 76 yards and two touchdowns at Purdue, scoring on runs of two and five yards . . .
2013 Honors - - Permanent Team Captain, Offense . . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . named to Maxwell Award Watch List . . . third team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele . . . second team mid-season All-Big Ten by Phil Steele . . . honorable mention mid-season All-Big Ten by BTN.com . . . named CFPA honorable mention Running Back of the Week vs. Missouri State . . . 2013 Preseason Honors - - Named to CFPA Running Back Trophy preseason Watch List . . . preseason fourth team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele . . . 2013 - - started all 13 games . . . led team in rushing with 227 attempts for 975 yards and eight touchdowns . . . also had 41 yards on five pass receptions . . . started as one of two running back in 30-27 opening loss to Northern Illinois . . . led ground game vs. NIU with 20 carries for 100 yards . . . started as one of two running backs in 28-14 win over Missouri State as offense gained 491 yards total offense . . . rushed a career-high 30 times for 180 yards vs. Missouri State, scoring touchdowns on runs of 10 and 3 yards . . . 37-yard run in third quarter pushed him over 1,000 career yards on the 193rd rushing attempt of his career . . . started at running back in 27-21 win at Iowa State as offense gained 378 yards total offnese and rushed for over 200 yards in third straight outing . . . led rushing attack with 35 attempts for 145 yards at Iowa State, setting a career-high for rushing attempts . . . started at running back in 59-3 win over Western Michigan as offense gained 446 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards in fourth straight game . . . rushed 10 times for 43 yards in win over WMU, including four-yard touchdown in second quarter . . . started at running back in 23-7 win at Minnesota as offense gained 464 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards in fifth straight outing . . . rushed 24 times for 147 yards at Minnesota to lead ground game while surpassing 100 yards for fourth time in five games . . . started at running back in 26-14 loss to Michigan State . . . rushed seven times for nine yards and had one reception for eight yards before leaving game due to injury . . . started at running back in 34-24 loss at Ohio State, rushing 10 times for 52 yards . . . started at running back in 17-10 OT win over Northwestern . . . led rushing attack with 56 yards on 13 attempts and also had two receptions for 20 yards . . . started at running back in 28-9 loss to Wisconsin, rushing nine times for 15 yards before leaving the game due to injury . . . started at running back in 38-14 win at Purdue as offense rushed for 318 yards and gained 509 yards total offense . . . rushed nine times for 30 yards and one touchdown in win at Purdue, scoring on a four-yard run . . . started at running back in 24-21 win over Michigan as offense gained 407 yards total offense . . . led rushing attack vs. Michigan with 17 attempts for 88 yards and one touchdown and also had one reception for eight yards . . . scored Iowa's final touchdown on nine-yard run in fourth quarter to tie the game as Iowa rallied from 21-7 deficit . . . started at running back in 38-17 win at Nebraska . . . rushed 25 times for 73 yards and two touchdowns, along with one reception for five yards . . . scoring runs came from one-yard in the second period and two-yards out in the fourth quarter . . . started at running back in 21-14 Outback Bowl loss to LSU . . . rushed 18 times for 37 yards and one touchdown vs. LSU, scoring on a two-yard run.
2012 Honors - - Academic All-Big Ten . . . named honorable mention RB of the Week by College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) for his play vs. Central Michigan and Minnesota . . . 2012 - - Played in 10 games at both fullback and running back, with nine starts . . . led team in rushing with 159 attempts for 815 yards and eight touchdowns . . . also had 15 receptions for 90 yards and one score . . . started at fullback in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois for first action of career . . . rushed twice for eight yards and had one KO return for 11 yards in opening win . . . started at fullback in 9-6 loss to Iowa State, grabbing one pass reception for three yards . . . started at fullback in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 429 yards total offense . . . moved from fullback to tailback during win over UNI, rushing 24 times for 113 yards and three touchdowns . . . also had three receptions for 33 yards . . . scored on one-yard runs on first two rushing attempts and later added a two-yard scoring run . . . started at tailback in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan as offense gained 430 yards total offense . . . rushed 27 times for 217 yards and three touchdowns vs. CMU, scoring on runs of 34, 5 and 12 yards . . . started at running back in 31-13 win over Minnesota as offense gained 374 yards total offense . . . rushed 21 times for 177 yards and one touchdown and had three receptions for 12 yards vs. Minnesota . . . eight-yard run for Iowa's first touchdown and later had a 44-yard run to lead Iowa ground game . . . started at running back in 19-16 win at Michigan State . . . rushed 26 times for 116 yards and a touchdown at MSU for fourth consecutive game over 100 yards . . . scored on five-yard run in final minute to force overtime before leaving game with injury . . . had 37-yard run on third down on touchdown drive to set up tying score . . . also had two receptions for five yards at MSU . . . saw limited action in 38-14 loss to Penn State due to injury . . . rushed five times for nine yards and had one reception for six yards vs. PSU . . . started at running back in 28-17 loss at Northwestern, but did not play in the second half due to injury . . . gained 21 yards on nine rushing attempts and had two receptions for 20 yards at Northwestern in first half . . . did not see action in 24-21 loss at Indiana due to injury . . . did not see action in 27-24 loss to Purdue due to injury . . . started at running back in 42-17 loss at Michigan . . . led ground game with 16 attempts for 63 yards at Michigan, and also had three receptions for 11 yards . . . scored first receiving touchdown of career on 13-yard reception at Michigan . . . started at running back in 13-7 loss to Nebraska . . . rushed 29 times for 91 yards vs. Nebraska.
2011 - - Redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.
2010 - - Transferred to Iowa from the Air Force Academy, but did not play at Air Force.
High school honors - - Earned first team all-state, all-area and all-conference honors as a senior . . . was all-county, all-area and all-conference as a junior . . . Career - - earned three football letters as fullback and linebacker . . . also earned three letters in track . . . helped football team earn three straight trips to state playoffs . . . team captain as a senior . . . rushed 153 times for 1,657 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior . . . rushed 182 times for 1,149 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior.
Personal - - Born 10/28/91 . . . health and human physiology major . . . parents are Ilene and Larry Weisman . . . high school coach was Bill Mitz.