Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Go Hawks Mobile App

For those of you with IPads or any type of mobile tablets, the Iowa Football Program partnered with Blue Chip Athletic Solutions to design the Go Hawks Football Mobile App.  This App is now available on ITunes if you would like to download it.  The App is free of charge and the mobile phone version will become available around April 8th.  Below are some screen shots of the sure to check it out.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hawkeyes involved in the Community

A special thanks to Darren Miller and for a great piece on the Hawkeye Football Players and their involvement in the Community.

Check out the article with the link below

Don't forget to check out the Photo Gallery as well

Iowa Pro Day Interview with Rick Stanzi

Former Hawkeye Quarterback Rick Stanzi has been hard at work everyday since his Insight Bowl Victory in December.  Stanzi finished his career at Iowa with 26 wins, ranking second best among Iowa quarterbacks.  Stanzi also became the first quarterback in Iowa history to start and win 3 consecutive bowl games.  Rick was 1 of 14 former Hawkeyes that got the chance to show off their talent in front of 40 different NFL Scouts and coaches on Monday at the Iowa Pro Day.  We were able to catch up with Rick for a bit after the event and ask him a few questions about Pro Day and how he has prepared for the event.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Iowa Pro Day Interview with Strength & Conditioning Coach Chris Doyle

On several occassions during Pro Day, scouts were commenting about how professional and how well organized the Iowa Football Pro Day is in comparison with other programs.  This is all possible because of the work that Coach Doyle and his strength & conditioning staff put in.  When it comes to strenght & conditioning, many know that Coach Doyle is one of the best in the business.  Take a look at the video below to see what Coach Doyle had to say after the Iowa Pro Day.

Iowa Pro Day - News & Notes

Year in and year out, there is always news of former Hawkeyes making their mark in the NFL.  NFL personnel and coaching staffs alike are no strangers to the Hawkeye Football program and know what type of players they can expect to get out of Iowa.  In his 12 years at Iowa, Coach Ferentz and his staff have earned plenty of respect from NFL franchises all over the league.

"Typically with IOWA players, we get character, work ethic, dedication and football runs deep in this program and it's preached to these players.  The majority of players that you get out of this program are going to come into the NFL and not miss a beat.  That's a tribute to Kirk Ferentz and his staff, to strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle and his staff, and to the players."   - Scott Studwell (Director of College Scouting, Minnesota Vikings) 

The Iowa Hawkeyes hosted their NFL Pro Day just two days ago inside the Hayden Fry Football Complex.  NFL Scouts and Coaches representing all 32 NFL Franchises were in town to take a look at the 14 former Hawkeyes who participated in the Pro Day activities.

Among the 14 participants were:
QB - Rick Stanzi
FB - Brett Morse
TE - Allen Reisner
OL - Julian Vandervelde
DE - Adrian Clayborn
DL - Christian Ballard
DT - Karl Klug
LB - Jeremiha Hunter
LB - Troy Johnson
LB - Jeff Tarpinian
S - Brett Greenwood
S - Tyler Sash
LS - Andrew Schulze
P - Ryan Donahue

NFL Scouts and Coaches get some information from Coach Doyle prior to the start of Pro Day

Former Hawkeye Defensive End Adrian Clayborn attempting the Vertical Jump

Coach Ferentz takes some time to talk with NFL Personnel during the Pro Day event

Former Hawkeye Defensive Lineman Christian Ballard attempting the Vertical Jump

Adrian Clayborn working out as a Tight End?  Just kidding, Adrian working in some defensive drills for the scouts and defensive line coaches that were in attendance.

Make sure to check back regularly throughout the day today as we will be posting more pictures and several interviews with Coach Ferentz, Coach Doyle, Rick Stanzi and Christian Ballard following the Pro Day event.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Quick Interview with Former Hawkeye TE Tony Moeaki


We were able to catch up with former Hawkeye / current Kansas City Chief Tight End Tony Moeaki this past week.  Watch the video to see what he had to say about his future plans and the advice he would give to some of the younger guys who are going through training for the NFL right now. 

Friday, March 11, 2011

Check Back over Spring Break for interviews with Former Hawkeyes

Over the next week, we will be posting some short interviews with former Hawkeyes.  We will be talking with players that are currently in the NFL as well as some players who are currently training for the upcoming Pro Day at Iowa.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hawkeye Defensive Linemen showing well at the 2011 NFL Combine

With the 2011 NFL Combine in its last day today, we will be posting links to various articles highlighting how the Hawkeyes faired at the combine.  This first article was written by Matt Bowen, a former Hawkeye Defensive Back at Iowa and a 6-year NFL Veteran.