3 Hawkeyes Named Preseason All-America by Phil Steele


June 6, 2014

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Three members of the University of Iowa football team have been named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-America teams. The all-America teams are released as part of Phil Steele’s College Football Preview magazine, which hits newsstands June 24.

Senior offensive tackle Brandon Scherff and punt returner Kevonte Martin-Manley are recognized on the publication’s second team, while defensive lineman Carl Davis was named to the third team.

It was announced yesterday that Scherff and Martin-Manley were tabbed first team all-Big Ten and Davis second team all-conference by the same publication.

Scherff, a native of Denison, Iowa, started 13 games at left tackle in 2013. Following the season, Scherff was named second team All-America by the Football Writers Association of America, Phil Steele, and College Sports Madness. He earned first team All-Big Ten honors from Sporting News, Phil Steele, and College Sports Madness.

Martin-Manley, whom Steele named first-team all-Big Ten and second-team all-America as a punt returner, became the first Big Ten Conference player to ever return back-to-back punts for touchdowns in Iowa’s 59-3 victory over Western Michigan in 2013. The Pontiac, Michigan, native was named first team All-Big Ten Specialist by Phil Steele following the 2013 campaign, garnering the same honors from Sporting News and College Sports Madness.

Davis, a native of Detroit, Michigan, earned preseason second team All-Big Ten honors by Phil Steele for the second consecutive season. Following Iowa’s 2013 campaign, Davis was named second team All-Big Ten by league coaches and earned honorable mention by league media. Athlon Sports named Davis second team All-Big Ten, while Phil Steele and College Sports Madness placed Davis on the third team.

The Hawkeyes open the 2014 season Aug. 30, hosting Northern Iowa in Kinnick Stadium.

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