The 2012 season was not a good one for the Iowa Hawkeyes, who finished 4-8 with a 2-6 Big Ten record. Despite struggling in 2012, Micah Hyde has built an impressive college football career and has an opportunity to be drafted by an NFL team.
In this slideshow, you will learn a few things you may not have known about the former Hawkeye cornerback as we look back at his college football career.
Full Name: Micah Hyde
Birthday: December 31, 1990
Hometown: Fostoria, Ohio
High School: Fostoria
Hyde racked up 165 tackles, eight interceptions and seven pass deflections during his high school career as a cornerback. He was a team captain as a sophomore, junior and senior.
2009: 13 games, zero interceptions, zero yards, zero pass deflections, zero sacks, eight tackles.
2010: 13 games, four interceptions, 142 yards, seven pass deflections, zero sacks, 82 tackles.
2011: 13 games, three interceptions, zero yards, eight pass deflections, three sacks, 72 tackles.
2012: 10 games, one interception, zero yards, 12 pass deflections, zero sacks, 67 tackles.
Hyde's numbers, interestingly enough, declined in interceptions. But his pass deflections continued to go up each season, showing he was able to get some contact with the pigskin.
Hyde must work on his hands in order to secure passes that come his way and turn them into interceptions.
Weight: 197 lbs
Arm Length: 31 1/2"
Hand Size: 9 3/8"
40-yard dash: 4.52
Broad jump: 10'1"
Vertical jump: 33
Hyde's combine will likely allow him to be drafted, but not until the sixth or seventh round with a chance of going undrafted.
Hyde, despite playing cornerback at Iowa, was a standout quarterback in high school.
Hyde won the Ohio Division IV Offensive Player of the Year award as a senior and the NW Ohio Offensive Player of the Year as a senior.
He was a first-team quarterback as a sophomore, first-team defensive back, quarterback and place-kicker as a junior and first-team defensive back and quarterback as a senior.
Hyde is a hard-hitter on the field and can light up a ball-carrier. He's not the most reliable defender when it comes to collecting interceptions.
His final season with Iowa hurts his draft stock, as well as his individual performance. But like any player, Hyde has a chance to impress his coaches in training camp and in the preseason. If he does that, he can carry that over to the regular season and try to have a good rookie season and build a path to a good career.