IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa’s defense a year ago was defined by linebackers Christian Kirksey, James Morris and Anthony Hitchens. If someone in the defensive line made a mistake, the linebackers were usually there to erase it. This fall, the roles are reversed. The line is the strength of this defense heading into Saturday’s 11 a.m. […]
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Former Hawkeye Anthony Hitchens, a fourth-round pick in this year’s NFL draft, signed a rookie contract with the Dallas Cowboys on Monday. Hitchens was drafted a couple of rounds earlier than most projections, with Dallas thinking about insurance after Sean Lee missed almost half the previous two seasons with injuries. The Cowboys didn’t figure on […]
Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz spent part of his Tuesday writing notes to recruits. Each message included three letters: N-F-L. Ferentz has seen 55 of his players selected in the NFL Draft in his 15 seasons as Iowa coach, including three last week. “We certainly sell that,” Ferentz said before an appearance at the Boone-Story […]
Iowa’s starting linebacker trio from last season is now headed to the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys used the 19th pick of Saturday’s fourth round to draft former Hawkeye linebacker Anthony Hitchens. New England signed Solon native James Morris as a free agent. This comes a day after fellow linebacker Christian Kirksey was selected in the […]
James Morris has been awarded more than $30,000 in postgraduate scholarships. “Hopefully, I won’t need them for a while,” Morris said. The Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient, academic all-American, political science major and former Iowa linebacker would rather be in an NFL jersey than sitting in a classroom this fall. And in some ways, […]
Former NFL executive Gil Brandt shed a little light on Iowa’s pro day, which was held Monday. Media members are usually not welcome at the workout for depart Hawkeyes, but Brandt counted representatives from 28 NFL teams. Tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz was drawing much of the attention, and worked out for Bengals assistant coach Jonathan […]
FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION: IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa linebacker coaches Jim Reid and LeVar Woods have been named Linebackers Coaches of the Year by FootballScoop. Woods, a three-year letterman during his Hawkeye playing career, completed his second year coaching Iowa linebackers after serving as an administrative assistant from 2008-11. Reid, a veteran […]
TAMPA, Fla. — Iowa’s 2013 football team holds a special place in coach Kirk Ferentz’s heart. That was clearly obvious after Wednesday’s 21-14 loss to No. 14 LSU in the Outback Bowl. Ferentz appeared emotional and was fighting back tears when asked what this team meant to him. A team that had turned a 4-8 […]