Hawkeyes Gain Post Season Recognition

Dec. 14, 2011

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IOWA CITY, IOWA – – Several members of the University of Iowa football team have gained post season honors from various media outlets and websites since the conclusion of the regular season.

Senior WR Marvin McNutt, Jr., junior OL Riley Reiff and sophomore RB Marcus Coker have all earned All-America recognition. Pro Football Weekly named Reiff a first team All-American, while McNutt earned honorable mention honors.

Reiff started all 12 games at left tackle for an Iowa offense that featured record-setting performances by McNutt and Coker in 2011. Reiff has 36 career starts, including 33 consecutive games. McNutt has established single season and career records for receiving yardage and touchdowns. Coker has rushed for 1,384 yards this season, the fourth best total in school history.

Phil Steele’s All-America selections include McNutt as a third team selection and Reiff as a fourth team honoree. Yahoo! Sports named Reiff and RB Marcus Coker third team All-America, while SI.com gave honorable mention All-America honors to Reiff and Coker.

Phil Steele’s all-Big Ten selections include first team recognition to McNutt and Reiff, second team honors to Coker and senior DB Shaun Prater, and third team honors to senior OL Adam Gettis, senior defensive linemen Mike Daniels and Broderick Binns, junior DB Micah Hyde, sophomore LB James Morris and senior P Eric Guthrie.

College Sports Madness named McNutt and Hyde to its all-Big Ten first team, while Coker, Gettis, Reiff, Daniels and Prater are second team selections and Binns and Morris are named to the third team.

BTN.com has announced its all-Freshman team, which includes WR Kevonte Martin-Manley and OL Brandon Scherff. Martin-Manley ranks third on the team with 29 receptions for 302 yards and three touchdowns. He started two games while playing in all 12 contests and was used on KO returns late in the season. Scherff started three games and played in 11 contests at left guard while sharing time with Matt Tobin.

Iowa will meet 14th-ranked Oklahoma in the 2011 Insight Bowl in Tempe, Ariz. on Friday, Dec. 30 (9 p.m. CT, ESPN HD). The Hawkeyes are bowl eligible for the 11th straight season and are participating in their 10th bowl game under Coach Kirk Ferentz.

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 AmericaNeedsFarmers.org.