Hawk-Item – – Surpassed 1,000 career rushing yards in 2010 win over Iowa State in 13th career game and 216th career carry . . . ranks 13th in career rushing yards (384-1,775) . . . rushed for over 100 yards in six of 10 games in 2010 and eight times in career . . . rushing total of 834 yards in 2009 is most ever by an Iowa freshman and ranks 24th-best for single season . . . ranks fifth among Iowa freshman in all-purpose yards (952).
2010 Honors – – Honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . third team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele’s College Football . . . honorable mention running back Performer of the Week vs. Iowa State by College Football Performance Awards . . . 2010 – – listed as first team running back following spring practice . . . started at running back in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . matched career-best with 109 rushing yards on 24 attempts and set career-high with three touchdowns . . . also had three receptions for 43 yards . . . scored on runs of two, four and six yards and set up final score of the day with 20-yard reception . . . started at running back in 35-7 win over Iowa State as offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . rushed for career-high 156 yards on 14 carries, including a 39-yard touchdown for Iowa’s final points . . . also had career-best 75-yard run to set up another touchdown . . . surpassed 1,000 career yards on 75-yard scamper . . . started at running back in 34-27 loss at Arizona . . . held to five yards on 10 carries at Arizona and had 19 yards on hook-and-ladder play . . . started at running back in 45-0 win over Ball State as offense gained 562 yards total offense . . . rushed 22 times for 115 yards vs. Ball State, including two one-yard rushing touchdowns . . . also had 75 yards on three pass receptions . . . started at running back in 24-3 win over Penn State . . . rushed 28 times for 95 yards vs. Penn State and had one reception for six yards . . . started at running back in 38-28 win at Michigan . . . led rushing attack with career-high 31 carries for 143 yards and two scores at Michigan . . . added career-best four receptions for 61 yards . . . scored on runs of four and 11 yards . . . key catch and run for 26-yard gain on third down in field goal drive that provided final margin . . . started at running back in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin . . . rushed 23 times for 114 yards and one touchdown vs. Badgers for fifth 100-yard game of the season . . . score came on one-yard run in first quarter to give Iowa a 6-3 advantage . . . also had four receptions for 18 yards . . . started at running back in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State . . . rushed 20 times for 69 yards and a touchdown vs. MSU, scoring on a two-yard run . . . also had 32-yard touchdown reception for first career receiving touchdown . . . did not see action in 18-13 win at Indiana due to injury . . . started at running back in 21-17 loss at Northwestern . . . rushed 22 times for 108 yards at Northwestern and had four receptions for 16 yards . . . saw action in 20-17 loss to Ohio State . . . rushed nine times for 27 yards and had four pass receptions for 20 yards vs. OSU . . . did not see action in 27-24 loss at Minnesota due to injury . . . did not see action in 27-24 Insight Bowl victory over 12th-ranked Missouri.
2009 Honors – – Honorable Mention Freshman all-America by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . third team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele’s College Football . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . first team Big Ten all-Freshman team by Sporting News . . . Next Man In Award, Offense. 2009 – – Played in 11 games, with 10 starts . . . led team in rushing with 181 carries for 834 yards and five touchdowns . . . also had 10 receptions for 80 yards and averaged 19 yards on two KO returns . . . saw action at running back in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . led team in rushing vs. UNI with 15 attempts for 63 yards . . . scored first career TD vs. UNI on 11-yard run in third period . . . started at running back in 35-3 win at Iowa State as offense gained 426 yards total offense . . . rushed 12 times for 69 yards at ISU, with a long of 17 yards . . . started at running back in 27-17 win over Arizona as offense maintained 37:56 in time of possession . . . rushed 18 times for 101 yards and two scores, collecting first 100-yard game of career . . . also had one reception for two yards . . . scored on two-yard run for first points of the game and added a one-yard run in second period to give Iowa a 14-10 advantage . . . had key play in second scoring drive, rushing for career-long 43 yards on a third and 23 play that led to eventual go-ahead touchdown . . . started at running back in 21-10 win at Penn State . . . led rushing attack with 88 yards on 19 attempts at Penn State, including 13-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter . . . also had career bests with three pass receptions for 46 yards . . . started at running back in 24-21 win over Arkansas State as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . rushed 14 times for 38 yards and had two receptions for 11 yards vs. ASU . . . started at running back in 30-28 win over Michigan . . . led rushing attack vs. Wolverines with 10 carries for 70 yards, with a long of 19 yards . . . also had one reception for seven yards and a 24-yard KO return . . . started at running back in 20-10 win at Wisconsin . . . led all rushers with 91 yards on career-best 20 carrries in win over Badgers, including 10-yard touchdown run to give Iowa 17-10 advantage with 13:15 remaining . . . also had one kick return for 14 yards . . . started at running back in 15-13 win over Michigan State . . . set career-bests at MSU with 27 rushing attempts for 109 yards and also had one pass reception for one yard . . . established career-best for rushing attempts for second straight game before suffering injury late in the fourth quarter . . . did not see action in 42-24 win over Indiana due to injury . . . did not see action in 17-10 loss to Northwestern due to injury . . . started at running back in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State . . . led Iowa rushing attack with 20 carrries for 74 yards at OSU, and also had 13 yards on two pass receptions . . . started at running back in 12-0 win over Minnesota . . . led rushing attack vs. Gophers with 12 carries for 72 yards, all in the first half before leaving game with injury . . . started at running back in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech as offense gained 403 yards total offense . . . rushed 14 times for 59 yards vs. Georgia Tech.
2008 – – Redshirted.
High School honors – – Earned first team all-state honors in Class 4-A as a senior . . . unanimous first team all-conference selection as a junior and senior after earning honorable mention recognition as a sophomore . . . selected to compete in Iowa Shrine all-Star game . . . Career – – ranks second in career rushing yardage at Lincoln . . . set state record with 99-yard touchdown run vs. Wes Des Moines Valley in 2006 state playoffs . . . served as team captain . . . earned three letters in football as running back and defensive back and also earned three letters in basketball . . . rushed 123 times for 1,064 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior, along with 18 pass receptions for 215 yards and four touchdowns . . . recorded 33 tackles and two interceptions on defense . . . as a junior rushed for 1,192 yards and eight touchdowns on 97 attempts while collecting five receptions for 66 yards and two scores . . . rushed for 413 yards and had 436 receiving yards as a sophomore.
Personal – – Born 5/13/89 in Minneapolis, MN . . . Undisclosed major . . . named to Committee Select Group for four years . . . attended same high school as Iowa DB Jordan Bernstine . . . mother is Sally Robinson . . . high school coach was Tom Mihalovich.
Career Rushing Bests
Attempts: 31, at Michigan, 10/16/10
Yards: 156, vs. Iowa State, 9/11/10
Touchdowns: 3, vs. Eastern Illinois, 9/04/10
Long: 75, vs. Iowa State, 9/11/10
100-yard Games: 8, last at Northwestern, 11/13/10
Career Receiving Bests
Catches: 4, four times, last Ohio State, 11/20/10
Yards: 75, vs. Ball State, 9/25/10
Touchdowns: 1, vs. Michigan State, 10/30/10
Long: 48, vs. Ball State, 9/25/10
Career KO Return Bests
Returns: 1, twice, last at Wisconsin, 10/17/09
Yards: 24 vs. Michigan, 10/10/09
Long: 24 vs. Michigan, 10/10/09