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


Hawkeye Birthdays: Mitch King

Former Iowa defensive lineman Mitch King turns 25 today.

Photo from cfn.scout.com

A fan favorite amongst Hawkeye fans, no Iowa player better embodied Norm Parker’s “six seconds of hell” defense than Mitch King. He may have literally bled Black and Gold.

“He’s as good a college football player as we’ve had since I’ve been here on defense,” the longtime Iowa defensive coordinator once said of King.

The Burlington, Iowa, native earned First Team All-Big Ten honors in 2007 and 2008 and was the Big Ten Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2008.

King is still proudly wearing Black and Gold — in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints.

Happy Birthday, Mitch. Hawkeye fans won’t soon forget the passion you had every time you took the field at Kinnick Stadium on game days.