Iowa football names its 2018 Leadership Group

By Hawkeyesports.com

IOWA CITY, Iowa - - The University of Iowa football program has named 12 players to the 2018 Leadership Group. Head coach Kirk Ferentz announced the group Tuesday.

The group includes six seniors, five juniors, and one sophomore. The purpose of the group is to assist in formulating policies and being involved in team decision-making throughout the year. Players are selected by a team vote.

“This group has provided valuable leadership from the first day back after the bowl game,” said Ferentz. “The leadership of this group is a key to our success each year. Not only during the fall season, but during the remainder of the year as well. They set a great example and are a valuable resource for our younger players.”

The group consists of seniors Nick Easley, Jake Gervase, Parker Hesse, Aaron Mends, Matt Nelson, and Keegan Render; juniors Amani Hooker, Amani Jones, Anthony Nelson, Brady Ross, and Nate Stanley; along with sophomore Toren Young.

The 2018 Hawkeye Leadership Group includes:

Nick Easley                              WR                  Senior                          Newton, Iowa

Jake Gervase                            DB                   Senior                          Davenport, Iowa

Parker Hesse                            DE                   Senior                          Waukon, Iowa

Amani Hooker                         DB                   Junior                          Minneapolis, Minnesota

Amani Jones                            LB                   Junior                          Chicago, Illinois

Aaron Mends                           LB                   Senior                          Kansas City, Missouri

Anthony Nelson                       DL                   Junior                          Waukee, Iowa

Matt Nelson                             DL                   Senior                          Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Keegan Render                         OL                   Senior                          Indianola, Iowa

Brady Ross                              FB                    Junior                          Humboldt, Iowa

Nate Stanley                             QB                   Junior                          Menomonie, Wisconsin

Toren Young                            RB                   Sophomore                  Madison, Wisconsin