Are The Iowa Hawkeyes BCS Bound in 2009?

Sayre BedingerSenior Writer IMay 21, 2009

After a slow 3-3 start in 2008, the Iowa Hawkeyes won six of their final seven games to finish the season 9-4, capped off with a huge victory over South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl. 

Heading into 2009, Iowa returns many key players, but they have also lost some as well.

All-American running back Shonn Greene was selected in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, and the Hawkeyes' version of the "Williams Wall" in Mitch King and Matt Kroul have both graduated.  Iowa also lost key offensive lineman Seth Olsen, who was drafted in the fourth round by the Denver Broncos.

Even with the losses, Iowa has many talented players waiting in the wings.  Head Coach Kirk Ferentz has done a great job of recruiting over the last few years, and after their 2008 performance, the Hawkeyes seemed primed for a run at a BCS Bowl game. 



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For the first time since Brad Banks, the Hawkeye faithful have reason to be excited about their quarterback position. 

Junior(RS) Ricky Stanzi returns after a 2008 campaign that saw him make great strides as a player, but more importantly as a leader. 

For much of last season, Iowa's offense was one dimensional, and they had essentially one goal:  Get the ball to Shonn Greene early and often. 

While that plan was successful, Iowa would not have won six of their last seven games if not for the play of Ricky Stanzi.  In fact, Stanzi played so well last season that Jake Christiensen, the former starting quarterback, transferred out of Iowa City to pursue other opportunities.

If Iowa is to succeed in 2009, it will be based largely off the play of their young quarterback.

Behind Stanzi, Iowa has a nice young couple of quarterbacks.  Redshirt Freshmen James Vandenberg (Keokuk, IA) and John Weinke (Tuscola, IL).

Neither Vandenberg or Weinke has made a significant impact on this team, but both are ideal quarterback size, and both have a chance to start in 2011, after Ricky Stanzi has graduated.

Running Back

The loss of Shonn Greene really hurts, but Iowa has a history of producing very capable backs.

Waiting in the wings is Sophomore standout Jewel Hampton, who saw significant time in 2008.  The 19-year old out of Indianapolis had 91 carries last season for 463 yards and seven touchdowns.

Hampton reminds many of Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew with his low center of gravity (Hampton stands at only 5'9") and his bowling ball style of running.  Those close to the team feel that the Hawkeyes will not even skip a beat with Hampton in the backfield.

Joining Hampton is four-star high school recruit Brandon Wegher, who has Iowa fans giddy about the potentially most devastating rushing attack in the conference.

Wegher comes from Bishop Heelan High School in Sioux City, IA, and Iowa fans are excited for good reason.  The 5'11" 206 pound back runs a 4.4 second forty yard dash, and he ran for over 6,000 yards in three years of varsity high school football including 3,238 yards in 2008.  To go along with that insane amount of yardage, Wegher scored 51 touchdowns on the ground alone.

Not only is Iowa excited about what he brings as a running back, both fast and powerful, he adds another dimension to the team as a return man.  If he lives up to the hype and works hard, he could be the best running back Iowa has seen since Nile Kinnick.

Third on the depth chart, and likely second to start summer camp will be fourth-year junior Paki O'Meara, who has become a fan favorite with his toughness. 

O'Meara is not going to be a superstar back for the Hawkeyes, but he knows how to gain the tough yards, and he is a veteran of the college game.

Providing more depth will be redshirt freshman Jeff Brinson out of St. Petersburg, FL, and incoming three-star recruit Brad Rogers, both of whom are power style backs.

At the fullback position, the Hawkeyes will likely feature junior Brett Morse, who has seen significant playing time at that position over the last two years.  The aforementioned Rogers could compete for a spot with him, but he should start the year with the job.

Wide Receiver

For the first time in a very, very long time, the Hawkeyes have something at the wide receiver position—depth.

Not only that, but they have great size as well.  In fact, only two receivers on the roster, including the incoming freshmen, are under six feet tall.

Andy Brodell has graduated and moved on, but Iowa still has many returning key contributors at the position from last season.

Senior Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, who may be Iowa's biggest playmaker but also their most inconsistent, figures to be one of Ricky Stanzi's top targets in 2009.

He has yet to live up to the potential of his first two seasons with the Hawkeyes, and is currently behind former quarterback Marvin McNutt as the third receiver on the depth chart.

McNutt, a sophomore and former three-star quarterback recruit, should have a big impact on Iowa' offense in 2009.  At 6'4" 215 pounds, he is the ideal size for this position, and being a quarterback, he knows where he is supposed to be at all times in terms of route running.  He has great potential to grow in this spot given his age, size, speed, and pure athleticism.

Opposite McNutt will be senior Trey Stross, who has been waiting in the wings for his opportunity to shine in Iowa's offense for four years.

Stross is 6'4" 200 pounds, and is more quick than fast.  He is a possession receiver who can win a lot of jump balls in the end-zone. 

Likely to skyrocket in Iowa's depth chart is incoming four-star recruit Keenan Davis, an Under Armour All-American.

Coming from Cedar Rapids, IA, Davis is the most highly touted wide receiver recruit to come to Iowa this decade.  The 6'3" 200 pound Davis has great size to go along with blazing sub 4.5 40-yard dash speed.  Expectations will be high for this kid in Iowa City.

In addition to Davis, Iowa added three-star athlete Jordan Cotton, who is expected to play either wide receiver or defensive back for the Hawkeyes. 

Given the fact that Iowa is fairly deep at wide receiver right now, Cotton's future could very well be at cornerback, but do not count him out as a "Percy Harvin" type of player for the Hawkeye offense. 

In high school, Cotton was a track star and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds.  He is a little underweight at 6'1" 170 pounds, but he could be very effective as a return man with Iowa.

Another recruit at receiver that I really like, and had a chance to interview earlier this off-season is Rockville, Maryland product Stephane N'Goumou.

N'Goumou has impressive size at 6'4" 195 pounds, and good speed with a 4.52 second 40-yard dash.  He was only a two-star recruit, but Rivals.com called him a "gem", and he could be a diamond in the rough for the Hawkeyes.

He will likely be red-shirted his freshman year, but could see significant playing time in 2010.

Rounding out the Hawkeyes' receiving group are juniors Don Nordman, Colin Sandeman, and Paul Chaney.

Tight End

In 2005, the Hawkeyes were ecstatic to bring to campus one of the nation's top tight end prospects in Anthony Moeaki.

The former four-star recruit out of Illinois has been oft-injured in his tenure at Iowa, and was granted a fifth year of eligibility due to one of those injuries. 

Fully healthy, he figures to have a big impact on an Iowa passing game that has really developed over the last year.  Moeaki's career numbers of 46 receptions, 566 yards, and seven touchdowns seem like they should be one seasons work, but he could develop into an All Big Ten performer in 2009.

One of the pleasant surprises at this position in 2008 was the production of junior Allen Reisner.  Reisner will replace Brandon Myers as the Hawkeyes' top receiving tight end, and could be the next great h-back/tight end to come out of Iowa's program.

Competing behind Reisner will be sophomore Brad Herman, who at 6'5" 245 pounds could be an offensive tackle someday, and receiving specialist Anthony Schiavone,

Schiavone is a 6'6" 230 pound kid out of New London, Connecticut, and he runs a fairly impressive 4.70 second 40-yard dash for his size.

Through their recruiting class, the Hawkeyes also added three-star recruit Connor Bofelli, who could convert to tackle or defensive end if need be with his athleticism.

Offensive Tackle

At left tackle, the Hawkeyes feature two converted defensive linemen. 

Starting for Iowa will be Brian Bulaga, who has very high expectations coming into 2009.  In fact, some are predicting him as a junior to be a top 15 talent in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Bulaga was highly recruited and touted out of high school as a defensive lineman, but has made a very smooth transition to the offensive line.  His play will be key for the Hawkeye offense in 2009.

Behind Bulaga will be redshirt freshman Riley Reiff, who has added 40 pounds to his 6'6", now 280 pound frame.  Reiff comes from Parkston, South Dakota, and could be another future star at the left tackle spot for Iowa, which has quite a reputation for producing NFL linemen.

At right tackle, a familiar face in 6'7" 312 pound Kyle Calloway will return for his senior season with the Hawkeyes. 

Calloway made great strides in 2008, and should continue to improve.  I truly believe this kid has an NFL future ahead of him.

Second on the depth chart at right tackle will be sophomore Markus Zusevics, who has bulked up to 278 pounds from his 255 pound high school frame. 

From the 2009 recruiting class, the Hawkeyes landed four offensive line prospects that fans are really excited about. 

Three-star recruits Drew Clark and Nolan MacMillan both have a future at either guard or tackle, and could get into the fold at right tackle as early as this season.

Along with those two players, the Hawkeyes added two-star recruits Matt Murphy and Brett Van Sloten, both of whom should end up as tackles at this level.

Offensive Guard

While not a lot of press is given to the guard position, this could be one of the more intriguing battles at Iowa this off-season.

At left guard, the Hawkeyes feature two former highly touted recruits and quite frankly, two busts in Dan Doering and Dace Richardson.

Richardson started at tackle as a true freshman, and since then has battled injuries to a point where it almost seemed as though his playing days were over.  He will be penciled in as the opening day starter.

Doering was supposed to be the stud of the 2005 recruiting class.  He was rated by Rivals.com as the fourth best offensive tackle in his class, and was the top recruit coming out of the state of Illinois.

Iowa thought they had their left tackle of the future. 

Doering got off to a slow start, and has yet to find a niche at any certain position.  He currently is listed as the backup left guard, but could push his way to the starting spot in camp.

At right guard, Iowa returns junior Justin Vandervelde, who had a breakout season last year as a sophomore.  Vandervelde should continue to open up holes on the right side, and could be one of the more promising players on this very talented offensive line.

Behind him will be sophomore Adam Gettis, and senior Andy Kuempel.


Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz had the horrible task of suspending his son James Ferentz earlier this off-season, leaving a void of youth at Iowa's center position.

Still, the Hawkeyes should be able to rebound from this loss, and fill the void at center with another former four-star recruit in Rafael Eubanks, a senior from St. Paul, MN.

Eubanks has been up and down in his five years with Iowa, but could come into his own as a senior.

Junior Josh Koeppel provides some depth up front, but Iowa may need to turn to one or two of its new recruits along the offensive line to provide depth at this position in 2009.


Defensive End

Defensive end is without a doubt the most talented and deep position the Hawkeyes have on their roster.

While All-American Mitch King and All-Big Ten performer Matt Kroul have moved on to the NFL, the Hawkeyes return to very experienced, very young defensive linemen.

Starting at one end spot will be Christian Ballard, a former tight end prospect who has made a very nice transition to the defensive side of the ball.

Ballard stands at 6'5" 285 pounds, and will be the anchor for the Iowa defensive line in 2009.  He may lack in pass rushing prowess, but Iowa's defense is built to stop the run first, and Ballard does it very well.

Rotating with Ballard will be sophomore Broderick Binns, who provides the defensive end spot with more of a pass rushing presence. 

Binns had two sacks in limited action in 2008, and should continue to improve and become a star in this very deep and talented Iowa defense.

Starting at the other end spot will be 6'3" 282 pound Adrian Clayborn, the Hawkeyes' best run defender. 

In 2008, Clayborn had eight tackles for loss for the Hawkeyes, and 50 total tackles in all.  His great size and strength allow him to dominate opposing offensive linemen, and he finds himself in the backfield more often than not, disrupting the opposition.

Clayborn will be spelled by another up-and-coming youngster for the Hawkeyes in LeBron Daniel, another pass rushing specialist. 

Daniel and Binns will combine their skills as quicker, smaller, pass-rushing type ends with the run-stuffing forces that are Ballard and Clayborn.

Rounding out this solid group of ends are freshmen Joe Gaglione and Dominic Alvis.

Defensive Tackle

The Hawkeyes lost two of their top defenders this off-season in Mitch King and Matt Kroul.  Both players played defensive tackle.

Undoubtedly, this will be a position that will be fun to watch in 2009.  The Hawkeyes did not bring in any top recruits at defensive tackle this off-season, but they have a few waiting in the wings to take over.

One starting spot will likely be filled by key reserve Karl Klug.  The fourth year defensive tackle is athletic, but undersized at 6'4" 258 pounds.  This off-season, he will look to add weight to his frame so he can become a dominant force in the middle for the Hawkeyes.

The other starting job is currently taken right now by Mike Daniels, a sophomore who has yet to see significant playing time for the Hawkeyes.

Daniels, much like Mitch King, is short and stocky, but extremely athletic.  He was only a two-star recruit coming out of high school, but has since made great strides.

Cody Hundertmark should compete for one of the starting jobs, or at least a very significant portion of playing time.  He was one of the bigger-name recruits from the Hawkeyes' class of 2007.

Also competing for playing time at defensive tackle for the Hawkeyes will be second year player Steve Bigach.

The Hawkeyes do not have a senior at this position currently on their roster.

Strongside Linebacker

If defensive end is not the strongest part of Iowa's defense, the next area where the Hawkeyes are most experienced is at the linebacker position.

At strongside linebacker, the Hawkeyes return senior A.J. Edds.  Edds burst onto the scene in 2007 with 80 tackles, and has been a great leader and playmaker ever since. 

The All-Big Ten performer stands at 6'4" 244 pounds, and is a pass rushing force in addition to a great coverage linebacker.

Behind Edds are sophomore Tyler Nielsen and junior Troy Johnson.

Nielsen seems primed to take over for Edds when he graduates next summer, but until then, he will continue to be a key backup.  He had a great freshman season as a special teams ace, and will continue to serve a similar role for the Hawkeyes.

Johnson is another big part of Iowa's special teams unit, and will compete next off-season with Nielsen for Edds spot at strongside linebacker. 

In recruiting, Iowa landed an underrated prospect out of the state of Ohio named Tyler Harrell, who has great size at 6'4" 225 pounds.  He could be a darkhorse to start next year as well.

Weakside Linebacker

After what were two fairly disappointing seasons after such high praise as a four-star recruit, Jeremiha Hunter finally came into his own for the Hawkeyes in 2008.

Hunter had 80 tackles, five for loss, an interception, and a fumble recovery in his breakout sophomore campaign.  At 6'2" 235 pounds and speed in the 40-yard dash that was last clocked at 4.55 seconds, this kid has legitimate NFL aspirations.

If he can improve his tackling even more for 2009, I see no reason why Hunter will not be one of the top linebackers in the country with his speed and athleticism.

Behind Hunter on the Hawkeyes' depth chart is Jeff Tarpinian, a 6'3" 233 pound junior who can also play middle linebacker.

Tarpinian was rumored as last year's starter by many publications including the Sporting News, but Hunter beat him out and he may need to switch positions if he is to see playing time with Iowa.

Through their 2009 and 2010 recruiting classes, the Hawkeyes have added six prospective weakside linebackers in Jake Reisen, Shane Dibona, Austin Gray, James Morris, and Jim Poggi.

Middle Linebacker

At middle linebacker, the Hawkeyes return their top defender from 2008: All-Big Ten performer Pat Angerer.

Angerer had one of the best seasons for a middle linebacker in Iowa football history, leading the team with 107 tackles, six tackles for loss, five interceptions, and a sack.  To put it simply, Angerer was all over the field all of the time. 

Like many Iowa linebackers before him, Angerer does not have elite size or speed, but he knows exactly where he needs to be, when he needs to be there, and he makes the players around him better.

Backing up Angerer for the Hawkeyes will be JaCody Coleman, who may be one of the better pass defenders the Hawkeyes have at middle linebacker.  At 6'3" 240 pounds, Coleman has ideal size and should find ways onto the field in 2009.


Iowa lost starter Bradley Fletcher to the NFL, but they are confident that former four-star recruit Jordan Bernstine can fill that void very nicely. 

Bernstine, like many of his peers from the 2005 and 2006 recruiting classes, has failed to live up to lofty expectations.  He has a chance in 2009 to redeem himself, and I fully expect him to. 

Last year, Iowa's defense really grew some teeth, and Bernstine was a key part of that as the team's nickel cornerback. 

In 2008, Amari Spievey returned to Iowa seemingly with a chip on his shoulder. 

After being dismissed from the team for academic reasons in 2007, he came back last season with a vengeance.  He had 68 tackles and four interceptions, and returns for his junior campaign as the top cornerback on Iowa's depth chart.

One of the more pleasent surprises for the Hawkeyes last year was the play of true freshman Shaun Prater.

Prater was only a situational player, but he played well at times for Iowa.  He ran into some off-field troubles this off-season, and faces an indefinite suspension from the team. 

To replace him on the depth chart, Iowa will rely on youngsters William Lowe, Greg Castillo, freshman Micah Hyde, and senior Chris Rowell.

Free Safety

At the safety positions, the Hawkeyes lack pure depth, but their starters are two of the best in the game.

At free safety, Iowa returns junior Tyler Sash who had a breakout season as a sophomore in 2008 with 58 tackles and five interceptions.

Sash is a willing hitter, but is more of a center fielder and he does his job very well.

Like I said, the Hawkeyes do not have a ton of depth at this position, and are somewhat unproven.  Sophomore David Cato will be the backup to Sash this season, and will get a chance to compete on special teams.

Strong Safety

At strong safety, Iowa features a fan favorite--former walk-on Brett Greenwood.  Greenwood started as a true freshman at Iowa without even earning a scholarship first. 

That has all changed, and over the last two seasons, he has brought back shades of Bob Sanders to the Hawkeyes with his hard hitting ability and ball-hawking skills.

In his first two seasons in the black and gold, Greenwood has already piled up 113 tackles and four interceptions.  He is the quintessential example of an Iowa football player.

Waiting in the wings at strong safety is redshirt freshman Jack Swanson, who has yet to suit up for the Hawkeyes.


At both kicker and punter, the Hawkeyes return juniors Daniel Murray and Ryan Donahue. 

Murray is best known for his heroics in the Penn State game that Iowa won in the waning seconds.  His major flaw is his accuracy, which is why the Hawkeyes have Trent Mossbrucker, who had an up and down freshman season.

Donahue has a big, accurate leg, and is quietly one of the more consistent punters in the nation. 


1  Northern Iowa       W

2  @Iowa State        W

3  Arizona                W

4  @Penn State         *

5  Arkansas State      W

6  Michigan               *

7  @Wisconsin           W

8  @Michigan State    W

9  Indiana                 W

10  Northwestern       W

11  @Ohio State        L

12  Minnesota           W

Predicted 2009 Record:  10-2, Second Place in Big Ten

*--denotes game is a toss up

2009 Roster

 NamePos.Yr.Exp.Ht./Wt.Hometown (last school)
12Ricky StanziQBJr.1V6-4/218Mentor, OH (Lake Catholic)
16James VandenbergQBFr.RS6-3/205Keokuk, IA (Keokuk)
14John WienkeQBFr.RS6-5/220Tuscola, IL (Tuscola)
 NamePos.Yr.Exp.Ht./Wt.Hometown (last school)
44Jeff BrinsonRBFr.RS5-11/215St. Petersburg, FL (Northeast)
14Tyler ChristensenFBFr.RS6-1/242Belmond, IA (Belmond-Klemme)
37Bryce GriswoldFBSr.SQ6-2/245Masonville, IA (Iowa Central CC)
27Jewel HamptonRBSo.1V5-9/210Indianapolis, IN (Warren Central)
47Wade LeppertFBSo.1V6-0/245Wauconda, IL (Mundelein)
36Brett MorseFBJr.2V6-3/238Willowbrook, IL (Hinsdale Central)
17Jayme MurphyRBJr.2V5-11/210Dubuque, IA (Senior)
25Paki O'MearaRBJr.2V5-11/211Wilmington, IA (Washington)
41Jacob ReisenFBFr.HS6-2/233Iowa City, IA (Regina)
32Adam RobinsonRBFr.RS5-9/205Des Moines, IA (Lincoln)
42Jason WhiteRBFr.RS5-10/205Davenport, IA (North)
 NamePos.Yr.Exp.Ht./Wt.Hometown (last school)
26Paul ChaneyWRJr.1V5-9/167St. Louis, MO (University)
84Ben EvansWRJr.SQ6-0/178Iowa City, IA (City)
19James HurtWRFr.TR6-1/180Keokuk, IA (Keokuk)
15Derrell Johnson-KoulianosWRJr.2V6-1/200Campbell, OH (Cardinal Mooney)
21Nick KuchelWRJr.SQ5-11/195Kingsley, IA (Kingsley-Pierson)
7Marvin McNuttWRSo.SQ6-4/215St. Louis, MO (Hazelwood Central)
11Don NordmannWRJr.SQ6-5/211Hopkinton, IA (Maquoketa Valley)
89Shane PraterWRFr.RS6-1/170Omaha, NE (Central)
22Colin SandemanWRJr.2V6-1/200Bettendorf, IA (Bettendorf)
83Steven StaggsWRFr.RS6-3/195Oskaloosa, IA (Oskaloosa)
8Kyle SteinbrecherWRSo.SQ6-2/201Davenport, IA (Assumption)
86Trey StrossWRSr.3V6-4/200Avon Lake, OH (Avon Lake)
 NamePos.Yr.Exp.Ht./Wt.Hometown (last school)
31Zach DerbyTEFr.RS6-3/220Iowa City, IA (City)
87Zach FurlongTESo.SQ6-5/235Xenia, OH (Xenia)
92Jonathan GimmTEFr.RS6-3/235Houston, TX (Westfield)
88J.D. GriggsTEFr.RS6-5/255Piscataway, NJ (Piscataway)
39Brad HermanTESo.1V6-5/242Metamora, IL (Metamora)
81Tony MoeakiTESr.3V6-4/250Wheaton, IL (Warrenville South)
97Ross PetersenTEJr.1V6-3/236Durant, IA (Durant)
82Allen ReisnerTEJr.2V6-3/235Marion, IA (Marion)
85Anthony SchiavoneTEFr.HS6-6/230New London, CT (New London)
30Kyle SpadingTESr.SQ6-5/250Belle Plaine, IA (Belle Plaine)
 NamePos.Yr.Exp.Ht./Wt.Hometown (last school)
79Bryan BulagaOLJr.2V6-6/312Crystal Lake, IL (Marian Central Catholic)
60Kyle CallowayOLSr.2V6-7/315Belleville, IL (East)
71Tyrel DetweilerOLSo.SQ6-4/312Williamsburg, IA (Williamsburg)
74Dan DoeringOLSr.2V6-6/300Barrington, IL (Barrington)
52Rafael EubanksOLSr.3V6-3/280St. Paul, MN (Cretin-Derham Hall)
53James FerentzOLFr.RS6-2/265Iowa City, IA (City)
73Adam GettisOLSo.SQ6-4/280Frankfort, IL (Lincoln Way East)
69Kyle HaganmanOLJr.SQ6-5/285Osage, IA (Osage)
55Steve HanzlovicLSFr.HS6-1/210Lake Forest, IL (Lake Forest)
67Josh KoeppelOLJr.1V6-2/267Iowa City, IA (City)
68Andy KuempelOLSr.1V6-7/300Marion, IA (Linn-Mar)
66Casey McMillanOLFr.RS6-4/305Billings, MT (Central Catholic)
61Travis MeadeOLSr.1V6-2/285Iowa City, IA (West)
59Nick MurphyLSSo.SQ6-2/225St. Paul, MN (Cretin-Derham Hall)
77Riley ReiffOLFr.RS6-6/280Parkston, SD (Parkston)
78Dace RichardsonOLSr.2V6-6/305Wheaton, IL (Warrenville South)
65Andrew SchulzeLSJr.2V6-5/255Woodridge, IL (Downers Grove South)
60Matt TobinOLFr.RS6-8/275Dyersville, IA (Beckman)
63Julian VanderveldeOLJr.2V6-3/300Davenport, IA (Central)
56Markus ZusevicsOLSo.SQ6-5/278Arlington Heights, IL (Prospect)
 NamePos.Yr.Exp.Ht./Wt.Hometown (last school)
46Christian BallardDEJr.2V6-5/285Lawrence, KS (Free State)
54Steve BigachDLFr.RS6-3/270Cleveland, OH (St. Ignatius)
91Broderick BinnsDESo.1V6-2/255St. Paul, MN (Cretin-Derham Hall)
94Adrian ClaybornDEJr.2V6-3/282St. Louis, MO (Webster Groves)
58Lebron DanielDESo.1V6-2/250Cleveland, OH (Glenville)
93Mike DanielsDTSo.SQ6-1/267Blackwood, NJ (Highland Regional)
99Joe GaglioneDEFr.RS6-5/242Novelty, OH (Lake Catholic)
98Chad GearyDLSr.3V6-3/262Tipton, IA (Tipton)
64Cody HundertmarkDTSo.1V6-4/280Humboldt, IA (Humboldt)
95Karl KlugDLJr.1V6-4/258Caledonia, MN (Caledonia)
87Thomas NardoDLSo.SQ6-3/270Lancaster, PA (Catholic)
 NamePos.Yr.Exp.Ht./Wt.Hometown (last school)
43Pat AngererLBSr.2V6-1/235Bettendorf, IA (Bettendorf)
55Jacody ColemanLBJr.2V6-3/240Beaumont, TX (West Brook)
57Bruce DavisLBSo.1V5-11/232Cleveland, OH (Glenville)
13Tom DonatellLBSo.SQ6-2/205Olympia, GA (Peachtree Ridge)
49A.J. EddsLBSr.3V6-4/244Greenwood, IN (Greenwood)
42Jeremiha HunterLBJr.2V6-2/235York, PA (Harrisburg)
48Troy JohnsonLBJr.2V6-2/235Lakeland, FL (Lakeland)
45Tyler NielsenLBSo.1V6-4/232Humboldt, IA (Humboldt)
65Cameron OlsonLBFr.RS6-1/225Radcliffe, IA (South Hamilton)
51Terrance PryorLBFr.HS6-1/180South Holland, IL (Thornwood)
33Jeff TarpinianLBJr.2V6-3/233Omaha, NE (Millard North)
 NamePos.Yr.Exp.Ht./Wt.Hometown (last school)
4Jordan BernstineDBJr.2V5-11/205Des Moines, IA (Lincoln)
2Greg CastilloDBFr.RS5-11/180Mount Laurel, NJ (St. Joseph's Prep)
31David CatoDBSo.1V5-11/205Arlington, TX (Summit)
20Joe ConklinDBJr.SQ5-11/195Davenport, IA (Assumption)
30Brett GreenwoodDBJr.2V6-0/200Bettendorf, IA (Pleasant Valley)
1Justin GreinerDBJr.SQ5-10/185Washington, IA (Washington)
36Taylor HerbstDBSr.SQ6-2/205Dubuque, IA (Senior)
10William LoweDBSo.SQ5-9/170Cleveland, OH (Glenville)
26Nick NielsenDBFr.RS6-3/190Humboldt, IA (Humboldt)
28Shaun PraterDBSo.1V5-11/175Omaha, NE (Central)
34Chris RowellDBSr.1V6-1/195Warrensville Heights, OH (W. Heights)
9Tyler SashDBSo.1V6-1/210Oskaloosa, IA (Oskaloosa)
23Collin SleeperDBFr.RS6-2/200Solon, IA (Solon)
19Amari SpieveyDBJr.1V6-0/190Middletown, CT (Iowa Central)
40Jack SwansonDBFr.RS5-11/195Naples, FL (Naples)
 NamePos.Yr.Exp.Ht./Wt.Hometown (last school)
5Ryan DonahuePJr.2V6-3/180Evergreen Park, IL (St. Rita)
6Eric GuthriePSo.SQ6-6/240Nevada, IA (Nevada)
8Trent MossbruckerKSo.1V6-0/200Mooresville, IN (Mooresville)
1Daniel MurrayKJr.2V5-10/185Iowa City, IA (Regina)

2009 Recruiting Class

Keenan DavisWR6-32004.475.9 Cedar Rapids, IA
Brandon WegherRB5-112064.425.8 Sioux City, IA
Jordan CottonATH6-11704.475.7 Mount Pleasant, IA
Brad RogersRB5-102304.655.6 Toledo, OH
Conor BoffeliTE6-5250-5.5 Toledo, OH
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