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Iowa senior RB James Butler says he has "no regrets" about transferring to Iowa over the summer.

Butler left Nevada, where he was a two-time 1,000-yard rusher, for Iowa City on July 4. Between battling an elbow injury and playing behind Akrum Wadley, Butler has only 335 yards from scrimmage through six games. "I wouldn’t say I’ve played up to my full potential. I’m disappointed personally in my play," Butler said. "I wish I could have helped the team more." Because of the injury, Butler could have shut himself down in September and applied for a medical redshirt. He decided against that. "It was 50-50 right up until the day I saw I could still play with the brace on and there wasn’t any pain in my elbow," he said. "I felt like if I could play, I’d want to help this team win as much as possible." Butler, a Chicago-area kid who grew up a Hawkeye fan, will try to make an NFL team next summer.
Nov 16 - 6:57 PM

Iowa senior LB Josey Jewell is a finalist for the Bronco Nagurski Trophy.

The Nagurski is awarded annually to the nation's top defensive player (regardless of position). Jewell (6'2/230) joins fellow finalists NC State DE Bradley Chubb, Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Houston DT Ed Oliver and Georgia LB Roquan Smith in vying for the award. This season, Jewell has recorded 104 tackles -- the fourth-best mark in the country -- 9.5 TFL and an interception across nine games played.
Nov 15 - 6:29 PM

Iowa senior RB Akrum Wadley rushed for 23 yards on eight carries in Saturday's 33-14 loss to Wisconsin.

James Butler actually paced the Hawkeyes in rushing, but it was a very, very slow pace -- he finished with all of 30 yards on the ground. Nothing doing for Wadley, either. The senior's 23 yards on Saturday represented his lowest output of the season, this right after he had ripped Ohio State for a campaign-best 118 yards on the ground. On the whole, the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder has rushed for 784 yards (4.1 YPC) and five touchdowns to go with a 24-310-3 receiving line across 10 games played.
Nov 12 - 3:54 PM

Iowa redshirt junior CB Josh Jackson returned two interceptions for touchdowns in Saturday's 38-14 loss to Wisconsin.

Just like last week, when he picked off Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett three times in a blowout win, Iowa's star corner shined. Unfortunately, this time around his offense didn't do its part. Earlier this week, ESPN's Todd McShay wrote that he believes the 6-foot-2, 192-pound Jackson will be a Day 1 or Day 2 pick when he enters the draft. "Jackson is long with natural cover skills and attacks the ball like a wide receiver," McShay wrote.
Nov 11 - 7:11 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay believes Iowa redshirt junior CB Josh Jackson will be a Day 1 or Day 2 pick when he enters the draft.

Jackson could declare early after this season, or wait for his eligibility to exhaust after the 2018 season. He's coming off an enormous game, picking off J.T. Barrett three times in Saturday's blowout victory over Ohio State. McShay was on hand in Iowa City to take in his work. "Jackson is long with natural cover skills and attacks the ball like a wide receiver," McShay wrote. "He's still developing consistency with his footwork and eyes, but he should be a Day 1 or Day 2 pick when he enters the draft in 2018 or 2019."
Source: ESPN
Nov 11 - 11:54 AM

Iowa received a verbal commitment from three-star 2018 ATH Ben VanSumeren.

VanSumeren (6'3/215) had once been committed to Western Michigan before he reopened his recruitment to the Hawkeyes' ultimate benefit. Iowa originally offered to him on Oct. 5. The Esexville, Michigan, native ran the 40-yard dash in 4.76 seconds at The Opening over the summer. He opted for HC Kirk Ferentz's squad over the likes of Missouri and Iowa State. Iowa is up to 14 commitments for the 2018 cycle. VanSumeren could potentially play either tight end or linebacker at the collegiate level.
Nov 10 - 9:26 PM

Iowa junior C James Daniels was "dominant" in last Saturday's blowout victory over Ohio State, according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

Pauline is miffed that Daniels is excluded from the conversation of future NFL centers in the Big Ten (Michigan’s Mason Cole and Billy Price of Ohio State control that narrative). "He’s a well-built lineman with the athleticism and agility to play in a zone-blocking scheme," Pauline wrote. "We stamped Daniels as a third-round prospect entering the season but he has the skill and potential to move further north on draft boards."
Nov 10 - 3:34 PM

Iowa senior LB Josey Jewell was named a semi-finalist for the Lott Impact Trophy.

The Lott Impact Trophy is awarded based on a combination of off-field performance in academics and the like as well as the player's overall body of work on the field. Jewell (6'2/230) is currently tracking toward his third consecutive season of 100-plus tackles, having recorded 88 (9.5 for loss), 2.5 sacks, five passes defended and a forced fumble in eight games played.
Nov 9 - 3:41 PM

Iowa redshirt junior S Brandon Snyder will miss the remainder of the season due to a re-torn left ACL.

Snyder (6'1/210) initially tore his left ACL in the spring. After rehabbing through September, he made his season debut against Illinois on October 7. That started out well enough -- he returned an interception for a touchdown -- but after the game, he felt discomfort in the knee again. He has not played since and it has now been confirmed that tore the ACL for a second time. The redshirt junior is scheduled to undergo surgery later this week. Hawkeyes HC Kirk Ferentz said that he was "not optimistic" that he would be able to secure a medical redshirt for the campaign. During a healthy 2016 season, Snyder recorded 85 tackles, three interceptions and three forced fumbles.
Source: Land of 10
Nov 7 - 5:11 PM

Iowa freshman TE T.J. Hockenson scored two touchdowns and accrued 71 yards on five catches in Saturday's 55-24 shellacking of Ohio State.

Hockenson (6'5/243) had six catches combined in the last three games coming into this one, so, it's a bit of a surprise to see him do this to what was the No.6 team in the nation. As good of time as any to have the surprise. The freshman found seams in the Buckeye secondary, and he scored twice in the red zone from ten and two yards, respectively. Don't be surprised if Hockenson becomes a bigger part of the offense for Iowa going forward, including next week against Wisconsin.
Nov 5 - 3:38 PM

Iowa redshirt junior CB Josh Jackson was named the Walter Camp Defensive National Player Of The Week for his performance against Ohio State on Saturday.

When you intercept Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett three times, you're going to get national attention. That's what Jackson did on Saturday, so it's no surprise he wins the award for the week. Jackson now has five picks on the year, and the 6-foot-2, 192-pound cornerback has gotten rave reviews thanks to his size and ability to make plays on the ball. He'll look to pick up another pick or two next week against Wisconsin.
Nov 5 - 1:12 PM

Iowa sophomore TE Noah Fant caught four passes for 54 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 55-24 win over Ohio State.

It was tight ends on parade for the Hawkeyes in this one, as both Fant and T.J. Hockenson made a pair of touchdown grabs in the upset win. For his part, the 6-foot-5, 232-pound Fant now owns a 23-353-7 receiving line in nine games.
Nov 4 - 7:37 PM

Iowa sophomore QB Nathan Stanley completed 20-of-31 passes for 226 yards and five touchdowns in Saturday's 55-24 blowout of Ohio State.

Stanley didn't pile up huge yardage in the lopsided victory, but he was hot when needed with the touchdown tosses. Three of his five touchdown passes came in the second quarter as the Hawkeyes stunned the Buckeyes to take a 31-17 lead into the half. There would be no mercy after halftime, with Stanley connecting on additional scores in both the third and fourth quarters to vanquish any notion of a late comeback by OSU. This was Stanley's second five-touchdown performance of the season and he now owns a crisp 22/4 TD/INT ratio in nine games.
Nov 4 - 7:26 PM

NFL.com Draft Analyst Chad Reuter believes that Iowa senior LB Josey Jewell could be a fit for the Green Bay Packers.

This would be an interesting one. As Reuter notes, the Packers take a best-player-available approach to the draft, but also could have a need at middle-linebacker. This could be a case of the two things matching in perfect harmony. Jewell (6'2/230) is a bit of a volatile prospect when it comes to draft analysts, but it'll just take one team to fall in love with his effort to take him high in 2018. It could be the Packers.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 3 - 9:07 PM

Iowa redshirt junior S Brandon Snyder (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Ohio State.

Snyder returned an interception for a touchdown versus Illinois on October 7, but that has been the only game that he's played this season. After that contest, he complained of soreness in his left knee. He tore his left ACL in the spring. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound redshirt junior sat against both Northwestern and Minnesota following that contest and will do likewise when the Buckeyes roll into Kinnick Stadium on Saturday. It's unclear whether he will be able to play again this season. It's possible that Iowa will apply for a medical redshirt.
Source: Land of 10
Nov 3 - 5:28 PM


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