IOWA NAMES 2017 FOOTBALL LEADERSHIP GROUP
IOWA CITY, Iowa – – The University of Iowa football program has named 18 players to the 2017 Leadership Group. Head coach Kirk Ferentz announced the group Thursday.
The group includes all 17 seniors and junior DB Brandon Snyder. The purpose of the group is to assist in formulating policies and being involved in team decision-making throughout the year. Players are selected by a team vote.
“Our success is a product of the leadership provided by this group on an annual basis,” said Ferentz. “The input and leadership is valuable to our entire program throughout the entire year, not just during the fall season. Our older players are a valuable resource to our younger guys and set a great example of our expectations.”
The group consists of seniors DL Nathan Bazata, OL Ike Boettger, LB Bo Bower, DL Daniel Gaffey, DL Jake Hulett, LB Josey Jewell, LS Tyler Kluver, FB Drake Kulick, OL Boone Myers, LB Ben Niemann, TE Peter Pekar, DB Miles Taylor, WR Matt VandeBerg, RB Akrum Wadley, LB Kevin Ward, OL Sean Welsh, and TE Jon Wisnieski, along with junior DB Brandon Snyder.
The 2017 Hawkeye Leadership Group includes:
Nathan Bazata DL Senior Howells, Nebraska
Ike Boettger OL Senior Cedar Falls, Iowa
Bo Bower LB Senior West Branch, Iowa
Daniel Gaffey DL Senior Iowa City, Iowa
Jake Hulett DL Senior Springville, Iowa
Josey Jewell LB Senior Decorah, Iowa
Tyler Kluver LS Senior Marshalltown, Iowa
Drake Kulick FB Senior Muscatine, Iowa
Boone Myers OL Senior Webster City, Iowa
Ben Niemann LB Senior Sycamore, Illinois
Peter Pekar TE Senior Greendale, Wisconsin
Brandon Snyder DB Junior Larchwood, Iowa
Miles Taylor DB Senior Silver Spring, Maryland
Matt VandeBerg WR Senior Brandon, South Dakota
Akrum Wadley RB Senior Newark, New Jersey
Kevin Ward OLB Senior Homer Glen, Illinois
Sean Welsh OL Senior Springboro, Ohio
Jon Wisnieski TE Senior West Des Moines, Iowa