Fiedorowicz Drafted by Texans in 3rd Round

May 9, 2014


IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz was selected by Houston in the third round of Friday’s NFL Draft. Fiedorowicz was the 65th player picked overall.

Fiedorowicz, a native of Johnsburg, Illinois, is the first Hawkeye tight end drafted since Tony Moeaki in 2010. He is the eighth Hawkeye tight end chosen in the NFL Draft since 2000.

In 13 games last season, the 6-foot-7, 265-pound Fiedorowicz caught 30 passes for 299 yards and six touchdowns. He was named first team All-Big Ten Conference by league coaches and second team by league media.

Fiedorowicz was named most outstanding tight end/wide receiver at the 2014 Senior Bowl. He completed his career with at least one pass reception in 31 straight games, ranking second among Football Bowl Subdivision tight ends. One of nine Hawkeye true freshmen to see action in 2010, Fiedorowicz finished his career with 91 catches for 899 yards (9.9 yards per catch) and 10 touchdowns.

Iowa has now had at least one player drafted in every NFL Draft since 1978.

In 2013, the Texans finished 2-14, fourth in the AFC South Division. Bill O’Brien, who spent the past two seasons as head coach at Penn State, is in his first season with the Texans. Houston had the first pick in the 2014 draft, selecting South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

Fiedorowicz is the 53rd player coached by Kirk Ferentz at the University of Iowa to be selected in the NFL Draft.

2014 NFL Draft
Round 3 C.J. Fiedorowicz Houston Tight end
2013 NFL Draft
Round 5 Micah Hyde Green Bay Defensive back
2012 NFL Draft
Round 1 Riley Reiff Detroit Offensive line
Round 4 Mike Daniels Green Bay Defensive line
Round 5 Adam Gettis Washington Offensive line
Round 5 Shaun Prater Cincinnati Defensive back
Round 6 Marvin McNutt Philadelphia Wide receiver
Round 7 Jordan Bernstine Washington Defensive back
2011 NFL Draft
Round 1 Adrian Clayborn Tampa Bay Defensive end
Round 4 Christian Ballard Minnesota Defensive line
Round 5 Ricky Stanzi Kansas City Quarterback
Round 5 Karl Klug Tennessee Defensive line
Round 5 Julian Vandervelde Philadelphia Offensive line
Round 6 Tyler Sash New York Giants Defensive back
2010 NFL Draft
Round 1 Bryan Bulaga Green Bay Offensive line
Round 2 Pat Angerer Indianapolis Linebacker
Round 3 Amari Spievey Detroit Defensive back
Round 3 Tony Moeaki Kansas City Tight end
Round 4 A.J. Edds Miami Linebacker
Round 7 Kyle Calloway Buffalo Offensive line
2009 NFL Draft
Round 3 Shonn Greene New York Jets Running back
Round 3 Bradley Fletcher St. Louis Defensive back
Round 4 Seth Olsen Denver Offensive line
Round 6 Brandon Myers Oakland Tight end
2008 NFL Draft
Round 3 Charles Godfrey Carolina Defensive back
Round 4 Kenny Iwebema Arizona Defensive end
Round 6 Mike Humpal Pittsburgh Linebacker
2007 NFL Draft
Round 3 Marshal Yanda Baltimore Offensive line
Round 4 Scott Chandler San Diego Tight end
Round 7 Mike Elgin New England Offensive line
2006 NFL Draft
Round 1 Chad Greenway Minnesota Linebacker
Round 3 Abdul Hodge Green Bay Linebacker
2005 NFL Draft
Round 2 Matt Roth Miami Defensive end
Round 2 Jonathan Babineaux Atlanta Defensive line
Round 4 Sean Considine Philadelphia Defensive back
Round 6 Tony Jackson Seattle Tight end
Round 6 Pete McMahon Oakland Offensive line
2004 NFL Draft
Round 1 Robert Gallery Oakland Offensive line
Round 2 Bob Sanders Indianapolis Defensive back
Round 3 Nate Kaeding San Diego Place kicker
Round 7 Jared Clauss Tennessee Defensive line
Round 7 Erik Jensen St. Louis Tight end
2003 NFL Draft
Round 1 Dallas Clark Indianapolis Tight end
Round 2 Eric Steinbach Cincinnati Offensive line
Round 2 Bruce Nelson Carolina Center
Round 5 Derek Pagel New York Jets Defensive back
Round 5 Ben Sobieski Buffalo Offensive line
2002 NFL Draft
Round 2 Ladell Betts Washington Running back
Round 5 Aaron Kampman Green Bay Defensive line
Round 6 Kahlil Hill Atlanta Wide receiver
2001 NFL Draft
Round 6 Kevin Kasper Denver Wide receiver
2000 NFL Draft
Round 5 Austin Wheatley New Orleans Tight end
Round 6 Matt Bowen St. Louis Defensive back