Your Northwestern two deeps (Stanzi, Clayborn award lists)

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March 31, 2014 | 8:01 am

Offense

SE -- 15 *** Derrell Johnson-Koulianos 6-1 200 Sr. Campbell, OH (Cardinal Mooney); 22 *** Colin Sandeman ^ 6-1 200 Sr. Bettendorf, IA (HS)

LT -- 77 * Riley Reiff 6-6 300 So. Parkson, SD (HS); 69 Kyle Haganman 6-5 285 Sr. Osage, IA (HS)

LG -- 63 *** Julian Vandervelde 6-3 300 Sr. Davenport, IA (Central); 59 Conor Boffeli 6-5 285 #Fr. West Des Moines, IA (Valley)

C -- 53 James Ferentz 6-2 275 So. Iowa City, IA (City); 67 ** Josh Koeppel 6-2 273 Sr. Iowa City, IA (City)

RG -- 67 ** Josh Koeppel 6-2 273 Sr. Iowa City, IA (City); 76 Nolan MacMillan 6-6 288 #Fr. Toronto, Ontario (Hun, NJ) (No Adam Gettis, high-ankle sprain?)

RT-- 56 * Markus Zusevics 6-5 295 Jr. Arlington Heights, IL (Prospect); 70 Brett Van Sloten 6-7 290 #Fr. Decorah, IA (HS)

TE -- 82 *** Allen Reisner ^ 6-3 248 Sr. Marion, IA (HS); 39 ** Brad Herman ^ 6-5 247 Jr. Metamora, IL (HS)

QB -- 12 ** Ricky Stanzi 6-4 230 Sr. Mentor, OH (Lake Catholic); 16 * James Vandenberg 6-3 212 So. Keokuk, IA (HS)

WR -- 7 * Marvin McNutt, Jr. 6-4 215 Jr. St. Louis, MO (Hazelwood Central); 6 * Keenan Davis ^ 6-3 215 So. Cedar Rapids, IA (Washington)

RB -- 32 * Adam Robinson 5-9 205 So. Des Moines, IA (Lincoln); 34 Marcus Coker ^ 6-0 230 Fr. Beltsville, MD (Dematha Catholic)

FB ............... 36 *** Brett Morse 6-3 238 Sr. Willowbrook, IL (Hinsdale Central); 38 Brad Rogers 5-10 215 #Fr. Toledo, OH (Central Catholic)

PK -- 96 Mike Meyer ^ 6-2 175 Fr. Dubuque, IA (Wahlert); 8 * Trent Mossbrucker 6-0 204 So. Mooresville, IN (HS)

Defense

DE -- 94 *** Adrian Clayborn 6-4 285 Sr. St. Louis, MO (Webster Groves); 58 ** Lebron Daniel 6-2 250 Jr. Cleveland, OH (Glenville)

DT -- 95 ** Karl Klug 6-4 270 Sr. Caledonia, MN (HS); 54 Steve Bigach 6-3 272 So. Cleveland, OH (St. Ignatius)

DT -- 93 * Mike Daniels 6-1 275 Jr. Blackwood, NJ (Highland Regional); 87 Thomas Nardo 6-3 277 Jr. Lancaster, PA (Catholic)

DE -- 46 *** Christian Ballard ^ 6-5 297 Sr. Lawrence, KS (Free State); 91 ** Broderick Binns 6-2 261 Jr. St. Paul, MN (Cretin-Derham Hall) (No "OR" this week. Iowa's best four D-linemen doesn't include Binns at this time.)

OLB -- 37 Shane DiBona 6-2 230 #Fr. Duxbury, MA (HS); 97 * Ross Petersen 6-3 236 Sr. Durant, IA (HS)

MLB -- 44 James Morris ^ 6-2 215 Fr. Solon, IA (HS); 33 *** Jeff Tarpinian 6-3 238 Sr. Omaha, NE (Millard North) (Tarpinian is back on the depth chart; he could be OLB by gametime.)

WLB -- 42 *** Jeremiha Hunter 6-2 235 Sr. York, PA (Harrisburg Science & Tech); 48 *** Troy Johnson 6-2 235 Sr. Lakeland, FL (HS)

LC -- 28 ** Shaun Prater ^ 5-11 180 Jr. Omaha, NE (Central); 2 * Greg Castillo 5-11 180 So. Mount Laurel, NJ (St. Joseph’s Prep, PA)

SS -- 9 ** Tyler Sash 6-1 210 Jr. Oskaloosa, IA (HS); 13 Tom Donatell 6-2 205 Jr. Atlanta, GA (Peachtree Ridge)

FS -- 30 *** Brett Greenwood 6-0 200 Sr. Bettendorf, IA (Pleasant Valley); 49 Tanner Miller ^ 6-2 195 Fr. Kalona, IA (Mid-Prairie)

RC -- 18 * Micah Hyde ^ 6-1 185 So. Fostoria, OH (HS); 19 B.J. Lowery ^ 5-11 180 Fr. Cincinnati , OH (Hughes) (Injuries claim another season for Jordan Bernstine.)

PT -- 5 *** Ryan Donahue 6-3 190 Sr. Evergreen Park, IL (St. Rita); 6 Eric Guthrie 6-6 245 Jr. Nevada, IA (HS)

Specialists

Punt Returns: 22 Colin Sandeman, 7 Marvin McNutt

Kickoff Returns: 15 D. Johnson-Koulianos, 6 Keenan Davis; 26 Paul Chaney Jr., 32 Adam Robinson

Deep Snaps: 65 Andrew Schulze, 61 Casey Kreiter

Holder: 5 Ryan Donahue

* - - Letters won

^ - - Redshirt year still available

# - - Indicates redshirt freshman

-- I think G Adam Gettis has an ankle sprain. I really thought he'd be back last week. Senior Josh Koeppel is the No. 1 at right guard. Freshman Nolan MacMillan is definitely hurt. Maybe he returns this week. Don't know for sure. Koeppel, by the way, now drives a Subaru to the complex. I'm not kidding.

-- RB Adam Robinson will be back. He said as much on his Facebook. He'd never say this. He's a total-team guy, but human nature dictates that he wants 1,000 yards. He should get it. Freshman Marcus Coker did enough last week, I believe, to earn carries every game. I'll put the over-under at six.

-- The four best D-linemen right now are Adrian Clayborn, Christian Ballard, Mike Daniels and Karl Klug. Junior Broderick Binns is on the outside looking in right now. His playing time shows that. Daniels has punched his way into the lineup and Ballard has enough versatility to make D-end work.

-- In my opinion, Iowa's best linebackers combo is James Morris in the middle, Jeremiha Hunter on the weakside and Jeff Tarpinian at the strongside spot. Hard to project Tarpinian there, but he's had a lot of coverage experience. This week, it looks like Shane DiBona is the outside. He was in trail technique on the goal line slant that set up IU's TD. Otherwise, he had a solid outing.

-- Junior corner Jordan Bernstine is off the depth chart again with a knee injury. He is playing special teams now, but he's been replaced on the depth chart by freshman B.J. Lowery.

Stanzi, Clayborn are semifinalists

From UI sports info:

CLAYBORN & STANZI SEMI-FINALISTS FOR AWARDS

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn and quarterback Ricky Stanzi have named semi-finalists for two of the most prestigious awards given out in college football. Stanzi made the list for the Maxwell Award and Clayborn for the Bednarik Award. The announcement was made today.

The Maxwell Award is given annually to the nation’s outstanding collegiate football player. Iowa’s Nile Kinnick (1939) and Chuck Long (1985) have previously won the award for the Hawkeyes. An Iowa player has never won the Bednarik Award, given out to the nation’s top defensive player. Both awards are sponsored by the Maxwell Club of America.

Stanzi, a 6-4, 230-pound senior from Mentor, O, is also on Watch List for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Year Award. Stanzi, in nine games, has completed 157-230 attempts for 2,212 yards and 20 touchdowns, with only three interceptions. He leads the Big Ten and is third nationally in pass efficiency. Stanzi was a semifinal candidate for the O’Brien Award in 2009 as well.

Clayborn is a 6-4, 285-pound senior from St. Louis, MO. Clayborn is also one of 12 semifinal candidates for the 2010 Rotary Lombardi Award. In nine games he has 40 tackles, including six tackles for loss and 2.5 QB sacks. He also had a blocked a field goal at Michigan and a forced fumble vs. Wisconsin. Clayborn has 26 consecutive starts and has started 33 games in his career.

Maxwell Club voters will pare the semifinalists down to three finalists. Voting begins on Tuesday November 9th and ends November 21st.

Semifinalists for the 74th Maxwell Award

Blackmon, Justin, Oklahoma State University, WR, SO

Broyles, Ryan, University of Oklahoma, WR, JR

Dalton, Andy, Texas Christian University, QB, SR

Griffin III, Robert, Baylor University, QB, SO

Hunter, Kendall, Oklahoma State University, RB, SR

James, LaMichael, University of Oregon, RB, SO

Kaepernick, Colin, University of Nevada, QB, SR

Luck, Andrew, Stanford University, QB, SO

Mallett, Ryan, University of Arkansas, QB, JR

Martinez, Taylor, University of Nebraska, QB, FR

Moore, Kellen, Boise State University, QB, JR

Newton, Cam, Auburn University, QB, JR

Pryor, Terrelle, Ohio State University, QB, JR

Robinson, Denard, University of Michigan, QB, SO

Stanzi, Ricky, University of Iowa, QB, SR

Taylor, Tyrod, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, QB, SR

Semifinalists for the 16th Chuck Bednarik Award

 Acho, Sam, University of Texas, DE, SR

Amukamara, Prince, University of Nebraska, DB, SR

Bowers, Da'Quan Clemson University, DE, JR

Chekwa, Chimdi, Ohio State University, DB, JR

Clayborn, Adrian, University of Iowa, DE, SR

Fairley, Nick, Auburn University, DL, JR

Houston, Justin, University of Georgia, DL, JR

Jenkins, Brandon, Florida State University, DL, JR

Jones, Greg, Michigan State University, LB, SR

Kerrigan, Ryan, Purdue University, DL, SR,

Kuechly, Luke, Boston College, LB, SO

Nevis, Drake, Louisiana State University, DL, JR

Paea, Stephen, Oregon State University, DT, SR

Peterson, Patrick, Louisiana State University, DB, JR

Te'o, Manti,University of Notre Dame, LB, SO

Watt, J.J, University of Wisconsin, DL, JR

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TV -- The game will be televised to a national audience by ESPN. The announcers are Dave Pasch, Chris Spielman and Bob Griese. Next week, it's 2:30 on ABC for the Ohio State game.

Hawkeye huddle -- The National I-Club and the UI Alumni Association are sponsoring a “Hawkeye Huddle” Friday, Nov. 12 prior to the Iowa at Northwestern game the following day. The Huddle will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Goose Island Wrigleyville, 3535 North Clark St. in Chicago. Admission to the Hawkeye Huddle is free and includes cash refreshments, snacks, Hawk Shop door prizes, Hawkeye D.J., cheerleaders and Herky. Fans can visit www.hawkeyesports.com/iclub    for additional information.

Ticket update -- Iowa sold all tickets for its seven home games. Iowa has issued over 59,000 season tickets, which includes more than 10,000 student tickets. The Iowa record for average home attendance is 70,585, set in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Iowa has sold out Kinnick Stadium 48 of the last 50 games. In addition, Iowa has sold its allotment of tickets to remaining road games at Northwestern and Minnesota.

Norm is supposed to be back, according to the press release -- Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker underwent a medical procedure in late September and has missed seven games. While he has not returned to the practice field, Parker attended Iowa’s home win over Michigan State but did not travel to Indiana last weekend. He is expected to be with the team this week.

More Stanzi -- Stanzi has led Iowa to a 25-6 record as the starting quarterback, which ranks second all-time among Iowa signal callers in career victories. Last week’s win at Indiana garnered Stanzi his 14th conference victory to tie Matt Sherman, Matt Rodgers and Drew Tate for second in school history behind Chuck Long’s 24. Following are the records of Iowa’s top quarterbacks:

Iowa Quarterback Victories Quarterback (Overall/Big Ten)

1. Chuck Long (1981-85) 33-13-1 (.713) 24-7-1 (.766)

2. Ricky Stanzi (2007-10) 25-6-0 (.806) 14-5 (.737)

3. Matt Sherman (1994-97) 24-10-0 (.706) 14-8-0 (.636)

4. Matt Rodgers (1988-91) 21-10-1 (.672) 14-8-0 (.636)

5. Drew Tate (2003-p) 21-13-0 (.618) 14-10-0 (.583)

Brother deal -- Iowa has three sets of brothers on the roster. That includes A.J. and Zach Derby from Iowa City, Nick and Tyler Nielsen from Humboldt and Broderick and Marcus Binns from St. Paul, MN. A.J. and Zach’s father, John, was an Iowa linebacker (1988-91).

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