June 26, 2006
Iowa’s 2006 football team continues to gain pre-season recognition. The latest comes from Street & Smith’s 2006 College Football Yearbook, which ranks Iowa’s 21st nationally in its pre-season poll.
The Hawkeyes have been to four straight January bowl games and are rated in just about all pre-season top-25 rankings.
Individually, the Hawkeyes had a number of players singled out by Street & Smith’s. Junior defensive end Kenny Iwebema has been named to its second all-America team. Picked for the honorable mention all-America team are junior running back Albert Young along with kicker Kyle Schlicher, tightend Scott Chandler and quarterback Drew Tate. All three will be seniors this season.
Young, Schlicher, Iwebema and senior offensive lineman Mike Elgin have been picked on Street & Smith’s first pre-season all-Big Ten team.