Stanley Selected by Vikings in 7th Round of NFL Draft

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BRONXVILLE, N.Y. — University of Iowa senior quarterback Nate Stanley was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round of Saturday’s NFL Draft. Stanley was the 244th player picked overall.
Stanley is the third quarterback selected in the Kirk Ferentz era, joining Ricky Stanzi (2011) and C.J. Beathard (2017).
2020 NFL Draft logoStanley earned honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition from league coaches after leading the Hawkeyes to a 10-3 overall record. Stanley started all 39 games over the past three seasons, posting a 27-12 record. He is the second Iowa quarterback to win three bowl games. Stanley was named a Permanent Team Captain on offense, becoming just the second Hawkeye ever to be a three-year team captain.
Stanley was named Most Valuable Player for offense and earned the Hayden Fry Award for offense. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for three straight years and was recognized with the Big Ten Conference Sportsmanship Award.
Stanley is a native of Menomonie, Wisconsin. He ranks second in career passing yardage (8,302), completions (673), attempts (1,155), and touchdowns (68), and is third in total offense (8,198). As a senior he completed 237-399 attempts for 2,951 yards and 16 touchdowns, with seven interceptions.
The Vikings went 10-6 during the 2019 regular season to earn a Wild Card spot in the playoffs.  Minnesota knocked off New Orleans in the Wild Card game before falling in the Divisional Round to the San Francisco 49ers.  The Vikings had the 16th ranked offense, averaging 353.5 yards per game, and Minnesota ranked eighth in scoring, averaging 25.4 points under quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Stanley joins former Hawkeyes Riley Reiff and Jaleel Johnson on the Vikings’ roster.
Iowa has had at least one player drafted in every NFL Draft since 1978, including 10 first round selections. Stanley is the 75th player coached by Ferentz at the University of Iowa to be selected in the NFL Draft.
Entering the 2020 draft, Iowa has 17 consecutive draft choices remaining in the NFL, second only to Michigan’s 19. The Hawkeyes have had at least four players selected in three of the last four NFL drafts.
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2020 NFL Draft
Round 1 Tristan Wirfs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Tackle
Round 2 A.J. Epenesa Buffalo Bills Defensive End
Round 3 Michael Ojemudia Denver Broncos Defensive Back
Round 7 Geno Stone Baltimore Ravens Defensive Back
Round 7 Nate Stanley Minnesota Vikings Quarterback
2019 NFL Draft
Round 1 T.J. Hockenson Detroit Lions Tight End
Round 1 Noah Fant Denver Broncos Tight End
Round 4 Anthony Nelson Tampa Bay Buccanners Defensive End
Round 4 Amani Hooker Tennessee Titans Defensive Back
2018 NFL Draft
Round 2 James Daniels Chicago Bears Offensive Line
Round 2 Josh Jackson Green Bay Packers Defensive Back
Round 4 Josey Jewell Denver Broncos Linebacker
2017 NFL Draft
Round 3 C.J. Beathard San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
Round 4 Jaleel Johnson Minnesota Vikings Defensive Line
Round 5 George Kittle San Francisco 49ers Tight End
Round 5 Desmond King Los Angeles Chargers Defensive Back
2016 NFL Draft
Round 7 Austin Blythe Indianapolis Colts Offensive Line
2015 NFL Draft
Round 1 Brandon Scherff Washington Redskins Offensive Line
Round 3 Carl Davis Baltimore Ravens Defensive Line
Round 4 Andrew Donnal St. Louis Rams Offensive Line
2014 NFL Draft
Round 3 C.J. Fiedorowicz Houston Texans Tight End
Round 3 Christian Kirksey Cleveland Browns Linebacker
Round 4 Anthony Hitchens Dallas Cowboys Linebacker
2013 NFL Draft
Round 5 Micah Hyde Green Bay Packers Cornerback
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