Hawk Item – – One of eight true freshmen to see action in 2022… named MaxPreps Male National Athlete of the Year for 2021-22… earned Associate degree from Iowa Central Community during high school career… Dean’s List, spring, 2023
2023 – – Recorded a career-high five tackles (1 solo, four assists), including one tackle for a loss of 11 yards, in season-opening 24-14 win over Utah State… collected four tackles (career-high three solo, one assist) in 20-13 win at Iowa State… had two tackles (one solo, one assist) in 41-10 win over Western Michigan.
2022 – – Saw action in 12 games, collecting 14 tackles (5 solo, nine assists), including 5.5 tackles for a loss of 25 yards, and 2.5 QB sacks for 14 yards… tallied career-best four tackles in 27-0 win over Nevada (one solo, three assists), including first career QB sack and 1.5 tackles for loss… collected three solo tackles in 24-3 win at Purdue, including two tackles for loss… recorded one solo tackle in 27-10 win at Rutgers, a solo QB sack.
High school honors – – Named to Adidas All-America, Elite All-State team and Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior… Adidas All-American and Elite All-State as a junior… earned first-team all-state and all-district honors as a senior, along with being named district defensive MVP and Class 2A Hog of the Game in state championship contest… first-team all-state and all-district as a junior and sophomore… named district defensive MVP as a junior and district lineman MVP as a sophomore… third-team all-state and first-team all-district as a freshman… Career – – Four-year football letterman as offensive and defensive lineman… helped prep team win first-ever state title as a senior after reaching state quarterfinals as a freshman and junior… posted a 22-2 record over last two prep seasons, including 13-1 as a senior… holds school record for sacks in a game and career (37), along with career tackles (221)… also holds school marks for longest punt and best punting average (38.0)… 63 tackles as a senior, with 14 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks… recorded 10 sacks as a junior… 8.5 sacks as a sophomore… 67 tackles as a freshman, including 15 tackles for loss and 11 sacks… team captain as a senior… also competed in basketball, wrestling and track as a prep… completed prep basketball career as school’s alltime leading scorer with 1,356 career points, averaging 22 points and nine rebounds per game as a senior… placed fourth in state wrestling as a junior and senior at heavyweight with a 28-3 record as a senior… holds school record in shot put (52-2) and placed fifth at state championships as a senior.
Personal – – Born 7/14/03… physiology/sports science major… academic all-state… parents are Amber and Mark Graves… high school coach was Mike Swieter.