Noah Fant named to Sporting News 2018 preseason All-America team

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant was named a Sporting News first team All-American on Monday. This marks Fant’s second preseason All-America selection.

Fant, who led all FBS tight ends averaging 16.5 yards per catch in 2017, landed on the All-Big Ten first team. He led Iowa and all FBS tight ends with 11 touchdown receptions and ranked second on the team with a career-high 30 receptions.

The Omaha, Nebraska, native was named to the Athlon Sports All-Big Ten preseason team in May and its All-America team in June.

Fant joins five other Big Ten athletes on the list.

The complete Sporting News Preseason All-America team is available at

Iowa opens the 2018 season hosting Northern Illinois on Sept. 1 in the first of seven home games at Kinnick Stadium. For ticket information visit