IOWA CITY, Iowa – – The University of Iowa football program has named 23 players to the 2022 Player Council. Moon Family head coach Kirk Ferentz announced the group Monday.
The group includes 12 seniors, six juniors and five sophomores. The purpose of the group is to assist in formulating policies and being involved in team decision-making throughout the year. Players were selected following coaching staff and player input.
The 12 seniors include Seth Benson, Jack Campbell, Joe Evans, Sam LaPorta, Kaevon Merriweather, Riley Moss, Spencer Petras, Monte Pottebaum, Nico Ragaini, Terry Roberts, Noah Shannon and John Waggoner. Junior members of the group include Kyler Fisher, Jermari Harris, Jay Higgins, Logan Lee, Alex Padilla and Tory Taylor. Sophomore members are Arland Bruce, IV, Connor Colby, Cooper DeJean, Mason Richman and Gavin Williams.
The Hawkeyes open the season Saturday, hosting South Dakota State (11:05 a.m., FS1).
The 2022 Hawkeye Leadership Group includes:
|Seth Benson||LB||Sr.||Sioux Falls, S.D.|
|Arland Bruce, IV||WR||So.||Olathe, Kan.|
|Jack Campbell||LB||Sr.||Cedar Falls, Iowa|
|Connor Colby||OL||So.||Cedar Rapids, Iowa|
|Cooper DeJean||DB||So.||Odebolt, Iowa|
|Joe Evans||DE||Sr.||Ames, Iowa|
|Kyler Fisher||LB||Jr||Farnhamville, Iowa|
|Jermari Harris||DB||Jr||Chicago, Ill.|
|Jay Higgins||LB||Jr.||Indianapolis, Ind.|
|Sam LaPorta||TE||Sr.||Highland, Ill.|
|Logan Lee||DL||Jr.||Orion, Ill.|
|Kaevon Merriweather||DB||Sr.||Belleville, Mich.|
|Riley Moss||DB||Sr.||Ankeny, Iowa|
|Alex Padilla||QB||Jr.||Greenwood Village, Colo.|
|Spencer Petras||QB||Sr.||San Rafael, Calif.|
|Monte Pottebaum||FB||Sr.||Larchwood, Iowa|
|Nico Ragaini||WR||Sr.||East Haven, Conn.|
|Mason Richman||OL||So.||Leawood, Kan.|
|Terry Roberts||DB||Sr.||Erie, Pa.|
|Noah Shannon||DL||Sr.||Aurora, Ill.|
|Tory Taylor||P||Jr.||Melbourne, Australia|
|John Waggoner||DL||Sr.||Des Moines, Iowa|
|Gavin Williams||RB||So.||Altoona, Iowa|