Nov. 19, 2007
IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior defensive tackle Mitch King has been named to the Coaches all-Big Ten first unit. He was the only Hawkeye named to Coaches or Media first all-Big Ten team. The announcement was made Monday evening on the Big Ten Network.
King, a 6-3, 264-pounder from Burlington, IA, has started 16 straight games for the Hawkeyes and 31 during his career. He finished the 2007 season with 58 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss (-77 yards) and 4.5 quarterback sacks for a loss of 45 yards. He also forced one fumble and broke up seven passes. He led the Hawkeyes in tackles for loss. King was named to the media’s second all-Big Ten team.
Senior cornerback Charles Godfrey and senior linebacker Mike Humpal were both named to second all-Big Ten teams. Godfrey, a 6-1, 208-pounder from Baytown, TX made the coaches team. Humpal, a 6-3, 242-pounder from New Hampton, IA made the media second unit. Humpal led all Iowa tacklers with 123 tackles and five stops for a minus 13 yards. He had three interceptions and recovered one fumble. Godfrey had 65 tackles and led the Hawkeyes with five interceptions and nine pass break-ups.
Iowa players named to the honorable mention all-Big Ten team include freshman punter Ryan Donahue, sophomore center Rafael Eubanks, senior defensive ends Kenny Iwebema and Bryan Mattison, senior running back Albert Young, junior offensive lineman Seth Olsen, senior defensive back Adam Shada, junior defensive tackle Matt Kroul and senior linebacker Mike Klinkenborg.
Senior fullback Tom Busch was named Iowa’s winner of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
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