Moeaki Earns Weekly National Honor

Sept. 12, 2007

Tony Moeaki was named John Mackey Tight End of the Week by the Nassau County Sports Commission. The Big Ten Conference junior recorded eight receptions for 112 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-0 blowout over the Syracuse Orange. Moeaki, who caught a 52-yard TD in the first quarter also hauled in TD strikes of 5 and 6 yards in second and third quarters respectively. In addition to earning the John Mackey weekly honor, Moeaki was also named Big Ten Player of the Week.

The John Mackey Tight End of the Week is an honor distinct and different from the annual John Mackey Award. This weekly honor was started in 2004 to draw attention to individual play by Tight Ends during the active season. The Tight End of the Week acknowledgment does not have a direct bearing on the final John Mackey Award selection process.

The Nassau County Sports Commission, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization created to enhance quality of life of Nassau County residents through sports, is responsible for the administration of the John Mackey Award and the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. The 2007 recipient of “The Mackey” will be announced in early December and presented at the Nassau County Sports Commission Annual Awards Dinner on April 28, 2008.

Iowa returns to action Saturday when it travels to Ames to face Iowa State at 12:37 p.m. at Jack Trice Stadium. The game will be the fourth event of the Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series.

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