Athlon Picks Iowa #16

May 16, 2006

Athlon Sports magazine has picked Iowa’s football team 16th in its 2006 pre-season poll. The Hawkeyes will open their season Sept. 2nd against Montana in Kinnick Stadium.

Athlon also predicts post-season honors for a number of Hawkeye players.

Defensive end Kenny Iwebema is named to Athlon’s pre-season third all-America and first all-Big Ten team. Defensive back Marcus Paschal and kicker Kyle Schlicher were also predicted to be first team all-Big Ten.

Running back Albert Young, offensive linemen Mike Jones, Mike Elgin and Dace Richardson and defensive lineman Mitch King were picked on the second all-Big Ten team.

Named to Athlon’s third pre-season all-league team were quarterback Drew Tate, tight end Scott Chandler, defensive lineman Matt Kroul and linebacker Edmond Miles.

Additionally, Iowa’s offensive and defensive lines were rated best in the Big Ten.