Dec. 8, 2009
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IOWA CITY, IA – The University of Iowa football team continues to reap the rewards of its historical 10-2 regular season. Two days after earning the second BCS bowl bid in program history, a league-high 18 Hawkeyes have been named to Phil Steele’s all-Big Ten teams, including six first-team honorees.
Earning first-team honors are senior linebacker Pat Angerer, junior offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga, junior defensive end Adrian Clayborn, senior tight end Tony Moeaki, sophomore safety Tyler Sash and junior cornerback Amari Spievey. The six Iowa players selected to the first team are a league high (Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State all had four first-team representatives). All six players were previously named first-team all-Big Ten by league coaches and/or media.
Named to Phil Steele’s second unit were senior center Raphael Eubanks, senior offensive tackle Kyle Calloway, senior linebacker A.J. Edds and junior punter Ryan Donahue. Eubanks, Calloway and Edds all previously earned second-team all-Big Ten recognition, while Donahue was previously recognized as all-Big Ten honorable mention.
A league-high eight Hawkeyes earned Steele’s third-team honors, including freshman running back Adam Robinson, sophomore wide receiver Marvin McNutt, junior wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, senior offensive lineman Dace Richardson, junior defensive lineman Christian Ballard, sophomore defensive end Broderick Binns, junior safety Brett Greenwood and junior place-kicker Daniel Murray. Ballard, Binns, Johnson-Koulianos and Murray had previously been honored with Big Ten laurels.
In addition to the Phil Steele all-Big Ten laurels, two Hawkeyes earned freshmen all-American honors. Offensive tackle Riley Reiff was named third team Freshman all-American by CollegeFootballNews.com and FoxSports.com. Reiff appeared in all 12 games, starting three times at left tackle and the final seven games at left guard. Running back Adam Robinson earned honorable mention after rushing for a freshman-record 775 yards.