IOWA CITY, Iowa - Kirk Ferentz confirmed on Jan. 5 that three players had left the Iowa football team, and none came as a surprise.
It already had been reported before Jan. 5 that cornerback Josh Jackson and center James Daniels would declare for the 2018 NFL draft as juniors, and that quarterback Tyler Wiegers would play for Eastern Michigan next season as a graduate student.
Ferentz also confirmed at a press conference earlier this month that defensive back Noah Clayberg had left the team.
Ferentz said he didn’t know of any other players leaving the team, but it now appears that offensive lineman Lucas LeGrand and receiver Adrian Falconer have left the program, considering neither is on the updated 2018 roster.
Receiver Matt Quarrels also has left team after spending one season in the program as a graduate student. Quarrels didn't play in a game this past season and has since transferred to Southern Illinois.
LeGrand only appeared in two game this past season as a junior after playing in 10 games in 2016, including two starts at center. The Dubuque native was redshirted as a true freshman in 2014.
Falconer was one of four true freshmen to see action for Iowa in 2015, but it was limited action. The Leesburg, Fla., native only saw action against North Texas this past season and didn’t catch a pass as a Hawkeye.