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Iowa redshirt junior S Brandon Snyder was arrested on drunken driving charges.

Pulled over Kinnick Stadium early Sunday morning, Snyder told police he had been drinking. He failed a breathalyzer test. It's been a rough year for Iowa's 2016 starting free safety. He tore his left ACL in spring practice in April only to make a remarkably-fast return on October 7 against Illinois. Too fast, it turned out, as Snyder re-tore the ACL (but not before he had a pick-six in the game). "While we are currently gathering additional facts, we are very disappointed to learn of Brandon's involvement," HC Kirk Ferentz said in the statement. "Brandon is subject to the rules and regulations of the UI Student-Athlete Code of Conduct, and the rules and regulations of our football program."
Source: ESPN
Dec 11 - 12:58 PM

Iowa received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 DE John Waggoner.

Waggoner (6'5/245) is a native of Des Moines, Iowa, but had seen a fair amount of interest nationally, with Florida State, UCLA, Penn State, Michigan and LSU all among the programs which tossed him offers. He ultimately decided to stay home, giving Iowa their 15th commitment in the 2018 class in the process. ESPN scoots him into their master list at No. 297 overall. He's more of a finesse pass-rusher than an outright mauler at this stage in his development.
Dec 5 - 7:16 PM

Iowa redshirt junior CB Josh Jackson was named the winner of the Big Ten's Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year award.

Jackson (6'2/192) has been as greedy as they come in terms of ball-hogging this season, having picked off seven passes -- two of which he returned for touchdowns. In addition, the redshirt junior has racked up 47 tackles, 18 pass breakups and a forced fumble across 12 games played. Those seven interceptions are tops not just in the FBS, but for all of the NCAA.
Source: Rivals
Nov 30 - 4:40 PM

Iowa senior LB Josey Jewell was named the Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year and the Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year.

Jewell (6'2/230) has been among the most productive linebackers in the country during his time with the Hawkeyes, having led Iowa in tackles each of the last three seasons. His best overall body of work came during the current campaign, as he has logged 121 tackles (13.5 for loss), 4.5 sacks, two interceptions and 11 passes defended. Both the TFL and passes defensed marks were career bests for Jewell.
Source: Rivals
Nov 30 - 3:07 PM

Iowa OL Sean Welsh accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Welsh has experience at both guard and tackle and will get reps at each spot during the week of practice in Mobile, AL. There's an argument that Welsh's 2017 season was a down year in comparison to 2016 and 2015, especially with his run blocking.
Source: Senior Bowl
Nov 28 - 10:53 AM

Iowa senior RB Akrum Wadley has accepted an invite to play in the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Wadley (5'11/190) has rushed over a thousand yards in the last two years, and has added 62 catches in that time frame as well. He currently projects to most analysts as a day three selection. A strong group of practices could see him possibly improve into that second-to-third round range.
Nov 27 - 6:31 PM

Iowa sophomore TE Noah Fant caught three passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 56-14 deconstruction of Nebraska.

Fant wasn't hauling in passes left and right, but when he hit, oh boy did he hit. The 6-foot-5, 232-pounder's first touchdown was of the modest four-yard variety and came with just 30 seconds remaining in the first half. His second score? Modesty cast to the wind, as he found the end zone from 68 yards out near the end of the third quarter to continue the rout in helping his team to a 42-14 advantage. This was Fant's first 100-yard showing for the season. He's been finding the end zone at a fantastic clip of late, having now scored seven touchdowns in his last five games.
Nov 24 - 7:27 PM

Iowa senior RB Akrum Wadley rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries in Friday's 56-14 bludgeoning of Nebraska.

Wadley finished up the regular-season campaign in superb style, with both the 153 yards rushing and three touchdowns representing bests on the year for the senior. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder got his scoring bonanza started with a 20-yard touchdown scamper near the end of the first quarter, then followed it up with a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter as Iowa pulled away from the Cornhuskers after a tight start to the game. Through 12 games, Wadley has now rushed for 1,015 yards and nine touchdowns. He'll have one more opportunity to achieve statistical prominence when the Hawkeyes play their bowl game, then off to the NFL Draft.
Nov 24 - 7:19 PM

Iowa senior RB Akrum Wadley rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Saturday's 24-15 loss to Purdue.

He averaged a meager 3.5 YPC. The line doesn't look great, but it should be noted that Purdue has one of the nation's best run defenses. Iowa closes up shop on the regular season next week at Nebraska.
Nov 18 - 6:52 PM

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


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