IOWA CITY – Kirk Ferentz has been criticized for many things over the years. Having a short leash is not one of them. So, when the Iowa football coach tabbed Jake Rudock as his starting quarterback, it was probably for the long haul. “Clearly, by naming Jake, we felt like he was the furthest ahead, […]
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Minnesota pared its roster down to the 75-player limit one day ahead of the deadline by waiving former Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg. Vandenberg was signed as a free agent after the 2013 NFL Draft by the Vikings. He was a two-year starter for the Hawkeyes.
Three former Iowa football players have signed free-agent contracts with NFL teams after not being selected in the draft. They are: Keenan Davis — wide receiver, Cleveland Browns Matt Tobin — offensive lineman, Philadelphia Eagles James Vandenberg — quarterback, Minnesota Vikings
Former Iowa cornerback Micah Hyde was out on the golf course Saturday afternoon when his phone started buzzing. The display showed a call from Green Bay, Wis. “My friends saw my phone ringing,” Hyde said. “They all started running up to the golf cart, yelling. They all just went crazy. “It was hard to hear […]
No matter what has been the result on the field for the Iowa football team recently, the Hawkeyes could always count on the NFL Draft. But Thursday night in the first round of the 2013 draft, the Hawkeyes ares almost certain to not hear any familiar names called. If so, it’ll be the first time […]
James Vandenberg was in Clive on Tuesday to receive a coaches appreciation award from the Polk County I-Club. He also received the night’s only standing ovation when he took the podium to collect his honor. And that, more than any statistic, says something about how the former Hawkeyes quarterback will be remembered. Vandenberg had to […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – For the first time since Jake Rudock joined the Iowa football program, the quarterbacking job is up for grabs. The sophomore from Weston, Fla., spent last season as James Vandenberg’s backup, but began spring practices atop the Hawkeyes’ two-deep depth chart. “Just trying to approach it the same,” Rudock said. “Trying […]
Former Iowa quarterback performed well at the NFL Combine.
FROM U OF I SPORTS INFORMATION: IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior center James Ferentz earned top honors when the 2012 Hawkeye football team held its annual awards banquet Saturday in Iowa City. Ferentz shared the 2012 Roy J. Carver Most Valuable Player Award, was one of five players named permanent team captain, […]
Iowa City, Ia. – Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said Wednesday that a change in offensive coordinators isn’t the cure for an offense that this season ranked as one of the school’s worst during the past decade. “I think Greg (Davis) is an excellent football coach,” Ferentz said during a 45-minute season wrapup press conference. […]