NFL Hawkeyes: Week 3 Noon Games

New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills

– Former Iowa tight end Scott Chandler continued his success with the Buffalo Bills, catching two passes for 10 yards and a touchdown. Buffalo defeated the Patriots, 34-31, snapping a 15-game losing streak against New England.

Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings

– Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway recorded eight tackles, including one tackle for loss.

– Former Hawkeye punter Ryan Donahue had a strong day booting the football for the Lions. Donahue punted seven times, averaging 46.4 yards per punt. He also placed one kick inside the opponent’s 20-yard-line.

– Lions cornerback Amari Spievey played a big role in the Lions victory over the Vikings, recording a sack and four solo tackles.

New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles

– Tyler Sash recorded one solo tackle for the Giants

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Carolina Panthers

– Former Iowa punter Jason Baker booted eight punts for the Panthers, averaging 38.4 yards and placing two inside the 20-yard-line.

 


Breaking Down the Former Hawkeyes’ NFL Stats Through Week 2

In this weekly segment, we’ll take a look at which former Hawkeyes are performing well on Sunday’s for their respective NFL squads. Here’s a look at the former Hawkeye stat leaders through the first two weeks of the NFL season.

OFFENSE

Pat Angerer's 21 tackles is tied for the third-most in the NFL after two weeks of play (Photo from Coltzilla.com)

Receiving

1. Scott Chandler, TE Bills — 7 catches, 79 yards, 3 TDs

2. Dallas Clark, TE Colts — 8 catches, 71 yards, 1 TD

3. Brandon Myers, TE Raiders — 4 catches, 26 yards, 0 TDs

4. Shonn Greene, RB Jets — 3 catches, 13 yards, 0 TDs

Rushing

1. Shonn Greene, RB NY Jets — 26 carries, 75 yards, 1 TD

DEFENSE

Tackles

1. Pat Angerer, LB Colts — 21 tackles

2. Chad Greenway, LB Vikings — 13 tackles

3. Bob Sanders, S Chargers — 12 tackles

4. Bradley Fletcher, CB Rams — 10 tackles

T5. Charles Godfrey, CB Panthers — 9 tackles

T5. Amari Spievey, CB Lions — 9 tackles

Other former Hawkeyes with more than 1 tackle: Matt Roth (4), Karl Klug (4), Mitch King (3), Tyler Sash (2)

Sacks

Ryan Donahue's five punts inside the 20-yard-line ranks second in the league (Photo from mlive.com)

1. Matt Roth, DL Jaguars — 2 sacks

2. Karl Klug, DL Titans — 1 sack

SPECIAL TEAMS

Punting

1. Ryan Donahue, P Lions — 10 punts for 447 yards (44.7 avg), 5 punts Inside 20

2. Jason Baker, P Panthers — 9 punts for 364 yards (40.4 avg), 3 punts Inside 20


Former Iowa Basketball Player Dean Oliver Named Assistant Coach at North Dakota

Former Hawkeye Dean Oliver has been hired as an assistant basketball coach at the University of North Dakota, Fighting Sioux head coach Brian Jones

Photo from USAToday.com

announced Tuesday.

This is Oliver’s first coaching gig. He’s spent the past nine years playing basketball professionally, including stops with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, the NBDL, as well as playing professionally in Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, The Netherlands, and France.

Oliver played for the Hawkeyes from 1998-2001 and ranks eighth on Iowa’s All-Time scoring list (1,561) and second All-Time in steals (205).

The former Hawkeye is very familiar with North Dakota head coach Brian Jones, who spent the past two seasons of Oliver’s collegiate career as an assistant coach at Iowa under Steve Alford.

“This is an unbelievable opportunity for me,” Oliver said in a press release. “I have known Coach Jones for a number of years, even before he was coaching, so this is a great chance for me to learn from him. It also gives me a chance to give back to basketball because it has been so good to me. I cannot wait to get started.”


Who is the Best NFL Hawkeye?

Photo from FightforIowa.com

Hawkeye Locator has decided to put a Black and Gold twist on the NFL Network’s new show, “The Top 100.” For those who haven’t seen or heard of the show, the premise of the program is to count down the 100 best players in the NFL today, as voted on by the players themselves.

For our countdown we’re changing things a tiny bit. We’ve set up a bracket-style poll consisting of 24 former Hawkeyes currently playing in the NFL. The ultimate goal is to determine which player is the best Hawkeye currently playing in the NFL.

Each week, fans will have the opportunity to vote on who should advance to the next round. VOTE EARLY, VOTE OFTEN. Make your opinions heard.

Check below for the match-ups and (CLICK HERE TO VOTE)

First Round Byes

# 1 Dallas Clark, TE, Colts

# 2 Nate Kaeding, K, Chargers

# 3 Bob Sanders, S, Chargers

# 4 Shonn Greene, RB, Jets

#5 Chad Greenway, LB, Vikings

#6  Aaron Kampman, DL, Jaguars

#7 Casey Wiegmann, C, Chiefs

#8 Tony Moeaki, TE, Chiefs

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First Round Match-ups

#16 Jason Baker, P, Panthers versus #17 Bradley Fletcher, CB, Rams (Winner faces Clark)

#9 Bryan Bulaga, OL, Packers versus #24 Brandon Myers, TE, Raiders (Winner faces Moeaki)

#13 Jonathan Babineaux, DL, Falcons versus #20 Amari Spievey, CB, Lions (Winner faces Greene)

#12 Pat Angerer, LB, Colts versus #21 Sean Considine, S, Jaguars (Winner faces Greenway)

#15 Matt Roth, LB, Browns versus #18 Eric Steinbach, OL, Browns (Winner faces Kaeding)

#10 Robert Gallery, OL, Free Agent versus #23 Jared DeVries, DL, Lions (Winner faces Wiegmann)

#14 Charles Godfrey, CB, Panthers versus #19 Colin Cole, DL, Seahawks (Winner faces Sanders)

#11 Marshal Yanda, OL, Ravens versus #22 Ladell Betts, RB, Saints (Winner faces Kampman)


New Map: Former Hawkeye Basketball Players

We’ve added a new interactive map to the “Maps” section of our site. This map features former Iowa Hawkeye basketball players — men and women — who are now playing professionally.

The locations range from Reno, Nevada to Tokyo, Japan.

Check it out here


The Fans Have Spoken: Hawkeye Mount Rushmore

After two weeks of voting, four Iowa legends have been forever immortalized on our Hawkeye Mount Rushmore.

Over 9,000 votes were cast, and we thank all of the Hawkeye fans who participated in the poll.

These are the four Hawkeyes who the fans thought were deserving of being enshrined on the historic monument…

HAWKEYE MOUNT RUSHMORE

Tim Dwight (WR & KR from 1994-1997): Dwight was a consensus All-American in 1997 and ranks second in Hawkeye history in career receiving yards (2,271)

Chuck Long (QB from 1981-1985): Long was runner-up to Bo Jackson in the 1985 Heisman Trophy award voting. He was a consensus first team All-American in 1985 — the year he led the Hawkeyes to the Rose Bowl. His 10,461 passing yards is tops in Iowa program history.

Nile Kinnick: (HB, QB, P from 1937-1939): Kinnick needs no introduction. A member of t he 1939 “Iron Man” squad, Kinnick won about every award imaginable. In addition to being named AP Male Athlete of the Year, he won the Walter Camp Award, Maxwell Award, and is the only Iowa player to ever win the Heisman Trophy.

Dallas Clark (LB/TE from 2000-2002): Moving from linebacker is likely the best decision Dallas Clark ever made. He won the 2002 John Mackey Award, given annually to the nation’s top collegiate tight end. His 43 catches for 742 yards were integral to the Hawkeyes successful 2002 campaign where they finished the regular season undefeated.

ROUND OF 16 POLL RESULTS

ELITE 8 POLL RESULTS


Former Hawkeye Reggie Roby Mentioned in New Rap Song

Former Hawkeye punter Reggie Roby has an impressive resume.

Photo from NYTimes.com

He’s a three-time Pro Bowler.

A seven-time All-Pro.

A member of the 1980’s NFL All-Decade Team

And a lyric in a popular rap song?

One of my friends who is more well-versed in the rap music scene told me about this the other day.

Washington, D.C.-based rapper Wale recently released a song titled “4am.” For those unfamiliar with Wale, he was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2010 BET Awards. He’s signed with the Maybach Music Group label, which was founded by fellow rapper Rick Ross.

About 2 minutes, 40 seconds into the song, Wale raps the following lyrics…

I’m at Dallas with luggage fly straight to the money
And you don’t understand my slang my colloquial’s lovely
So they quote me and love me like I’m a poet or something
Hoe I kick it, I punt it like Reggie Roby or something

Apparently Wale is releasing a music video for the song soon. No word on whether a highlight of Roby’s high leg kick will make an appearance in the video.

If you’d like to listen to the song, feel free to check it out here.