Nov. 23, 2004
IOWA CITY – University of Iowa Football Coach Kirk Ferentz has been named the 2004 Big Ten Coach of the Year, while 16 of his players were named to various all-Big Ten teams. The award is Ferentz’s second Big Ten Coach of the Year award. His first came in 2002.
Five Hawkeyes earned first team honors, with senior defensive end Matt Roth and junior linebacker Chad Greenway being named by both the coaches and the media. Roth was a unanimous pick by the coaches and is a first team selection for the second-consecutive year. Greenway was a second team pick last season.
Junior Linebacker Abdul Hodge and sophomore quarterback Drew Tate were first team picks by the coaches and second team selections by the media. Hodge earned second team all-Big Ten honors last season.
Senior defensive lineman Jonathan Babineaux earned first team honors from the media and was named to the coaches second team. Babineaux was also Iowa’s choice for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
Junior wide receiver Clinton Solomon earned second team laurels from the media and was an honorable mention pick by the coaches.
Seniors Sean Considine, Tony Jackson and Pete McMahon; juniors Antwan Allen and Jovon Johnson; along with sophomores Mike Jones and Kyle Schlicher were honorable mention all-Big Ten by both the coaches and media. Senior Tyler Luebke and junior Ed Hinkel were honorable mentions from the media, while senior David Bradley earned honorable mention recognition from the coaches.