2018 Iowa football at a glance

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The Swarm. Photo by Jeff Yoder.

CHICAGO - Here is everything you need to know about the 2018 Iowa football team.

Iowa begins the season Sept. 1 against Northern Illinois at Kinnick Stadium.

Depth chart

Offense

Pos.    No.  Name                                Ht.      Wt.   Year  Hometown

SE 12 Brandon Smith 6-3 219 So. Lake Cormorant, Miss.
  92 Kyle Groeneweg 5-10 186 Sr. Inwood, Iowa
TE 87 Noah Fant 6-5 241 Jr. Omaha, Neb.
  42 Shaun Beyer 6-5 240 So. Shellsburg, Iowa
LT 77 Alaric Jackson 6-7 320 So. Detroit, Mich.
  71 Mark Kallenberger 6-6 282 #Fr. Bettendorf, Iowa
LG 59 Ross Reynolds 6-4 295 Sr. Waukee, Iowa
  68 Landan Paulsen 6-5 305 Jr. Moville, Iowa
C 69 Keegan Render 6-4 307 Sr. Indianola, Iowa
  67 Levi Duwa 6-3 270 #Fr. Kalona, Iowa
RG 61 Cole Banwart 6-4 296 So. Ottosen, Iowa
  66 Levi Paulsen 6-5 305 Jr. Moville, Iowa
RT 74 Tristan Wirfs 6-5 320 So. Mount Vernon, Iowa
  76 Dalton Ferguson 6-4 308 Sr. Solon, Iowa
TE 38 T.J. Hockenson 6-5 250 So. Chariton, Iowa
  39 Nate Wieting 6-4 250 Jr. Rockford, Ill.
WR 84 Nick Easley 5-11 205 Sr. Newton, Iowa
  6 Ihmir Smith-Marsette 6-1 175 So. Newark, N.J.
QB 4 Nate Stanley 6-4 242 Jr. Menomonie, Wis.
  2 Peyton Mansell 6-2 210 #Fr. Belton, Texas
RB 28 Toren Young 5-11 221 So. Madison, Wis.
  21 Ivory Kelly-Martin 5-10 200 So. Plainfield, Ill.
FB 36 Brady Ross 6-0 245 Jr. Humboldt, Iowa
  46 Austin Kelly 5-11 245 Sr. Hickory Hills, Ill.
PK 91 Miguel Recinos 6-1 193 Sr. Mason City, Iowa
  3 Keith Duncan 5-11 180 So. Weddington, N.C.
Pos. No. Defense Ht. Wt. Year Hometown
LE 98 Anthony Nelson 6-7 271 Jr. Urbandale, Iowa
  90 Sam Brincks 6-5 275 Sr. Carroll, Iowa
LT 95 Cedrick Lattimore 6-3 295 Jr. Redford, Mich.
  57 Chauncey Golston 6-5 265 So. Detroit, Mich.
RT 96 Matt Nelson 6-8 295 Sr. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  91 Brady Reiff 6-3 272 Jr. Parkston, S.D.
RE 40 Parker Hesse 6-3 261 Sr. Waukon, Iowa
  94 A.J. Epenesa 6-5 277 So. Glen Carbon, Ill.
OLB 49 Nick Niemann 6-4 232 So. Sycamore, Ill.
  35 Barrington Wade 6-1 233 So. Skokie, Ill.
MLB 52 Amani Jones 6-0 238 Jr. Chicago, Ill.
  48 Jack Hockaday 6-1 235 Sr. Forsyth, Ill.
WLB 34 Kristian Welch 6-3 238 Jr. Iola, Wis.
  32 Djimon Colbert 6-1 234 #Fr. Shawnee Mission, Kan.
LCB 8 Matt Hankins 6-1 185 So. Lewisville, Texas
  3 Trey Creamer 6-0 190 #Fr. Cartersville, Ga.
SS 27 Amani Hooker 6-0 210 Jr. Minneapolis, Minn.
  9 Geno Stone 5-11 209 So. New Castle, Pa.
FS 37 Brandon Snyder 6-0 214 Sr. Larchwood, Iowa
OR 30 Jake Gervase 6-1 212 Sr. Davenport, Iowa
RCB 11 Michael Ojemudia 6-1 199 Jr. Farmington Hills, Mich.
  4 Josh Turner 5-11 188 #Fr. Delray Beach, Fla.
PT 2 Ryan Gersonde 6-4 198 So. Milwaukee, Wis.

Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time TV
Sept. 1 Northern Illinois Iowa City 2:30 p.m BTN
Sept. 8 Iowa State Iowa City 4:00 p.m. FOX
Sept. 15 Northern Iowa Iowa City 6:30 p.m. BTN
Sept. 22 Wisconsin Iowa City TBA TBA
Oct. 6 at Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. 3:30/4 p.m. TBA
Oct. 13 at Indiana Bloomington, Ind. 11 a.m. ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
Oct. 20 Maryland Iowa City 11 a.m. TBA
Oct. 27 at Penn State State College, Pa. TBA TBA
Nov. 3 at Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. TBA TBA
Nov. 10 Northwestern Iowa City TBA TBA
Nov. 17 at Illinois Champaign, Ill. TBA TBA
Nov. 23 Nebraska Iowa City 11 a.m. FOX

Quick facts

Kirk Ferentz

Record: 143-97

Big Ten record: 86-68

Entering 20th season as head coach; currently tied with Hayden Fry for career wins at Iowa

Starters returning: 15 (Offense 7, Defense 6)

Starters lost: 10 (Offense 4, Defense 5)

Returning lettermen: 44

Breakdown by class

Seniors 14
Juniors 28
Sophomores 25
Redshirt freshmen 17
Freshmen 40