McNutt, Jr. is finalist for Wide Receiver Award

Nov. 1, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – University of Iowa senior wide receiver Marvin McNutt, Jr., is a finalist for the FRS Receiving Performance of the Year for his play in Iowa’s 45-24 win over Indiana on Oct. 22.

McNutt won the fan voting during the week following Iowa’s win over the Hoosiers. The St. Louis, Mo., native had six receptions for 184 yards against Indiana, recording touchdown receptions of 80, 24 and 29 yards. The 80-yard reception in the first period was career touchdown reception No. 22 for McNutt breaking the Iowa career record. McNutt now has 25 career touchdown receptions.

All-Star Performances of the Year is a four-month competition that lets fans determine which individual performances reign supreme during the 2011 college football season. Each top weekly vote-getter proceeds to the finals, which runs Jan. 16-22, and the winners will be revealed during the All-Star Football Challenge special airing at 6 p.m. (CT) Feb. 3 on ESPN2. Fans can vote Jan. 16-22 at

McNutt leads Iowa receivers through eight games with 48 receptions for 858 yards and nine touchdowns. He is two scoring receptions shy of Iowa’s single season touchdown record. His career totals include 136 receptions for 2,404 yards. McNutt ranks seventh in career receptions and second in career yards. He is tied for 14th in career scoring (150 points). McNutt needs just 208 yards to tie the career yardage record of 2,616.

The Hawkeyes entertain 13th-ranked Michigan this weekend at Kinnick Stadium (11:01 a.m., ESPN).

The University of Iowa Athletics Department is working with the Iowa Farm Bureau on efforts to help consumers understand the challenges and opportunities today’s farmers embrace, and to do so under the banner, “America Needs Farmers,” the initiative undertaken by former UI football coach Hayden Fry during the Farm Crisis of the 1980s and embraced by the Hawkeyes’ current head coach Kirk Ferentz. To learn more, visit