Scherff, Davis Named to Athlon Sports Preseason All-America Teams

June 23, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa seniors Brandon Scherff and Carl Davis were named to the Athlon Sports preseason All-America football teams Monday.

Scherff, a native of Denison, Iowa, was a second-team selection at offensive tackle. The senior, who started 13 games at left tackle in 2013, has also been named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-America second team and All-Big Ten first team and the Athlon Sports All-Big Ten first team. Following his junior 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.

Davis, a native of Detroit, Michigan, was named to the fourth-team defensive unit (defensive tackle). The senior has also earned preseason third-team All-America and second-team All-Big Ten honors by Steele, and preseason first-team All-Big Ten honors from Athlon Sports. Following Iowa’s 2013 campaign, Davis was a second team All-Big Ten honoree by league coaches and was 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.