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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BEREA, Ohio — When veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby looks at rookie Christian Kirksey, it’s like staring in the mirror. And what’s looking back at him has potential a lot of it. “He reminds me of me,” Dansby said. “He has potential to be one of the best to ever do it if he applies himself.” […]
Thanks to Tony Ramos accomplishing the always difficult challenge of winning an NCAA individual wrestling title, picking the top University of Iowa male student-athlete for 2013-14 was easy.
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 […]
Two down. And perhaps as many as three Iowa football players to go. Tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz and linebacker Christian Kirksey were the first two Hawkeyes to hear their names called Friday during the 2014 NFL draft. More could be selected when the process resumes at 11 a.m. Saturday. The 6-foot-7, 265-pound Fiedorowicz was taken […]
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 […]
Iowa linebacker Christian Kirksey spoke to the media at the NFL Combine about staying in school and earning degree. Plus, how did he prepared for the Combine?
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 […]