Hawk Item – – One of five sophomores named to 2022 Player Council . . . enrolled in 2021 spring semester and participated in spring practice . . . attended Olathe North High School in Olathe, Kansas, prior to senior season at Ankeny (Iowa) High School.
2022 – – Listed as second team wide receiver following spring practice . . . started at wide receiver in 7-3 opening win over South Dakota State . . . five receptions for career-best 68 yards, with a long of 27 vs. SDSU . . . also had one rushing attempt for 11 yards . . . handled all punt returns vs. SDSU, recording five returns for 17 yards, with a long of nine yards . . . started at wide receiver in 10-7 loss to Iowa State . . . one reception for nine yards and two punt returns for 11 yards vs. ISU . . . started at wide receiver in 27-0 win over Nevada as offense gained 162 net rushing yards . . . three receptions for 50 yards and one touchdown vs. Nevada, with scoring reception covering 21 yards . . . also had three punt returns for 41 yards, including a career-long 25 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 27-10 win at Rutgers . . . one reception for five yards at Rutgers . . . saw action in 27-14 loss to #4 Michigan . . . two receptions for seven yards vs. Michigan . . . started at wide receiver in 9-6 loss at Illinois . . . two receptions for 12 yards at Illinois . . . saw action in 54-10 loss at #2 Ohio State . . . one reception for seven yards at OSU, along with 12 yards on two rushing attempts and one punt return for 15 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 33-13 win over Northwestern as offense gained 398 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 19 yards vs. Northwestern, along with three rushing attempts for 27 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown . . . 40 yards on four punt returns vs. Northwestern, with a long of 19 yards . . . saw action in 24-3 win at Purdue as offense rushed for 184 net yards and gained 376 yards total offense . . . saw limited action due to in-game injury, recording just three rushing attempts . . . did not see action in 24-10 win over Wisconsin due to injury . . . started at wide receiver in 13-10 win at Minnesota . . . one reception for seven yards at Minnesota . . . started at wide receiver in 24-17 loss to Nebraska . . . one reception for three yards and one rushing attempt for no gain vs. Nebraska . . . also recorded one solo tackle.
2021 Honors – – Team Hustle award, offense . . . 2021 – – Saw first action of career in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-17 win at #9 Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 30-7 win over Kent State as offense rushed for 206 yards and gained 418 yards total offense . . . first career reception for six yards vs. Kent State . . . saw action in 24-14 win over Colorado State . . . first rushing attempt of career resulted in 13-yard gain . . . saw action in 51-14 win at Maryland as offense gained 428 yards total offense . . . led team with six receptions for 43 yards at Maryland, including eight-yard scoring reception for first career touchdown . . . saw action in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State as Hawkeyes rallied from a 17-3 deficit . . . two receptions for 11 yards vs. PSU . . . saw action in 24-7 loss to Purdue, recording one reception for 12 yards . . . added one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin, recording one reception for seven yards . . . saw action in 17-12 win at Northwestern as offense gained 185 net rushing yards . . . three receptions for 30 yards at Northwestern, along with one rushing attempt that resulted in 10-yard touchdown on second rushing attempt of the season . . . saw action in 27-22 win over Minnesota . . . two receptions for 15 yards vs. Minnesota with a long of 11 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 33-23 win over Illinois . . . two receptions for 45 yards vs. Illinois, along with five rushing attempts for 19 yards . . . second rushing touchdown of the year on two-yard run . . . started at wide receiver in 28-21 win at Nebraska as offense gained 186 rushing yards, recording one reception for six yards . . . started at wide receiver in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan . . . two receptions for 10 yards and one rushing attempt for two yards vs. Michigan . . . started at wide receiver in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky as offense rushed for 173 yards and gained 384 yards total offense . . . four receptions for 24 yards vs. Kentucky . . . two rushing attempts for 21 yards vs. Kentucky, including 20-yard touchdown for third rushing touchdown of the season.
High school honors – – Named to Des Moines Register Elite All-State team as a senior . . . named a first-team all-state running back as a senior . . . Kansas City Metro Player of the Year as a junior while earning first-team all-state honors as a running back . . . earned second-team all-state honors as a sophomore quarterback, while earning first-team all-conference honors . . . honorable mention all-conference as a freshman . . . Career – – As a prep played wide receiver, quarterback, running back and defensive back . . . helped prep team post 10-3 record as a junior and 11-1 as a senior while winning Iowa state championship . . . in six games as a senior, rushed 81 times for 660 yards and eight touchdowns, along with 30 receptions for 451 yards and five touchdowns . . . as a junior rushed for 2,479 yards and 43 touchdowns, while passing for 404 yards and five scores . . . rushed for 1,379 yards as a sophomore, with 1,209 passing yards and 35 total touchdowns . . . rushed for 819 yards and five touchdowns as a freshman . . . also lettered in baseball and basketball.
Personal – – Born 9/26/02 in Merriam, Kansas . . . business major . . . mother is Linda Bruce . . . high school coach at Ankeny was Rick Nelson . . . high school coach at Olathe North was Chris McCartney.