University of Iowa Athletics
QB

#16 C.J. Beathard

Height 6-2
Weight 180 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Franklin, Tenn.
High School Battle Ground Academy

Hawk Item – – Has 21 wins as starting quarterback, to tie for third all-time at Iowa . . . in career stats, ranks sixth in touchdown passes (40) and total offense (5,991), seventh in pass completions (454), and attempts (782), and eighth in passing yards (5,562) . . . in single season stats, ranked fourth in total offense (3,046), tied for fifth in completions (223), seventh in attempts (362), eighth in passing yards (2,809), and tied for 11th in touchdowns (17) in 2015 . . . recorded three touchdown passes in five career games . . . had six fourth quarter game-winning drives in his career . . . streak of 155 consecutive passes over a five-game span without an interception was snapped with deflected interception vs. Michigan State in 2015. . . record of 21-7 as Iowa’s starting quarterback . . . one of nine seniors named to 2016 Leadership Group . . . one of two juniors named to 2015 Leadership Group . . . one of two sophomores named to 2014 Leadership Group . . . one of two redshirt freshmen named to 2013 Leadership Group.

2016 Honors – – Permanent Team Captain, offense . . . Most Valuable Player, offense . . . Hayden Fry Award, offense . . . Players’ Choice Award, offense . . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten by Big Ten media . . . 2016 Preseason Honors – – Named to Big Ten West Division Players to Watch List . . . Preseason Watch list for Manning Award, Rotary Lombardi Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year, Davey O‘Brien Award, and Maxwell Award . . . preseason second team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports and College Sports Madness . . . 2016 – – Started all 13 games . . . completed 170-301 (56.5%) attempts for 1,929 yards and 17 touchdowns, with 10 interceptions . . . started at quarterback in 45-21 win over Miami . . . completed 13-20 pass attempts for 192 yards, with no interceptions . . . only scoring strike covered 12 yards on a fourth down conversion . . . started at quarterback in 42-3 win over Iowa State as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . completed 19-28 attempts for 235 yards, while matching career-best of three scoring strikes . . . also rushed one-yard for a touchdown . . . started at quarterback in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State . . . completed 11-22 pass attempts for 152 yards and three touchdowns, with one interception . . . scoring strikes covered 30, 14, and nine yards for fourth career game with three touchdown passes . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 14-7 win at Rutgers . . . completed 12-23 pass attempts for 162 yards and one touchdown, with no interceptions . . . also rushed 10 times for 37 yards . . . scoring strike covered 36 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 38-31 loss to Northwestern . . . completed 19-27 pass attempts for 204 yards and a touchdown vs. Northwestern, with one interception . . . scoring strike covered 15 yards for a second quarter touchdown, giving him nine straight game with a scoring strike  . . . also had first career punt from shot gun formation travel 34 yards before being downed at the one-yardline . . . started at quarterback in 14-7 win at Minnesota . . . completed 17-31 passes for 142 yards, with two interceptions . . . also rushed nine times for seven yards . . . second career punt traveled 36 yards and was downed at the Minnesota three-yardline . . . started at quarterback in 49-35 win at Purdue as offense rushed for 365 net rushing yards and gained 520 yards total offense . . . completed 10-17 pass attempts for 140 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for one score . . . scoring strikes covered 42 and five yards, and scoring run covered 15 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin . . . completed 17-33 attempts for 153 yards vs. Wisconsin, while rushing six times for five yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State . . . completed 18-26 attempts for 204 yards and two touchdowns at PSU, with scoring strikes covering 12 and 36 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan . . . completed 8-19 pass attempts for 66 yards . . . tossed three-yard touchdown pass on fourth down for only touchdown and gained eight yards on QB draw on final offensive play to set up game-winning field goal . . . final scoring drive marked his sixth career fourth quarter game-winning drive . . . started at quarterback in 28-0 win at Illinois as offense rushed for 262 yards and gained 342 yards total offense . . . completed 9-17 attempts for 80 yards, with one interception at Illinois, along with rushing three times for 10 yards, with no sacks . . . started at quarterback in 40-10 win over #15 Nebraska as offense gained 264 net rushing yards and 408 yards total offense . . . completed 10-15 pass attempts for 144 yards and three touchdowns vs. Nebraska, with no interceptions . . . scoring strikes covered 77, one and six yards, with the 77-yarder ranking as the third longest of his career . . . started at quarterback in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida . . . completed 7-23 attempts for 55 yards, with three interceptions, while rushing four times for 11 yards.

2015 Honors – – Most Valuable Player, offense . . . Permanent Team Captain, offense . . . “Extra Heartbeat” Award, offense . . . Players Choice Award, offense . . . second team All-Big Ten by league coaches and media, and Associated Press . . . third team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele . . . Big Ten Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week following 31-17 win at Iowa State . . . Manning Award National Quarterback of the Week following 31-17 win at Iowa State . . . 2015 – – Started all 14 games at quarterback . . . completed 223-362 pass attempts for 2,809 yards and 17 touchdowns, with just five interceptions . . . also rushed for 237 yards and six touchdowns . . . started at quarterback in 31-14 win over Illinois State . . . completed 15-24 pass attempts for 211 yards and one touchdown, with no interceptions, while rushing eight times for 26 yards . . . scoring strike covered nine yards, while also scoring on runs of six and one yard . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 31-17 win at Iowa State as offense gained 475 yards total offense . . . completed 15-25 passes for 215 yards and career-best three touchdowns, with no interceptions . . . also rushed 10 times for 77 yards, with long runs of 44 and 57 yards . . . scoring strikes covered 14, 3 and 25 yards as offense scored touchdowns on final two possessions of the fourth quarter . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 27-24 win over Pitt as offense gained 363 yards total offense . . . completed 27-40 pass attempts for 258 yards, with one interception vs. Pitt, while also rushing eight times for 39 yards and one touchdown . . . scored on nine-yard run in the second quarter, then led seven-play, 31 yard drive in the final minute of the game that led to game-winning 57-yard field goal as time expired . . . started at quarterback in 62-16 win over North Texas as offense gained 488 yards total offense . . . completed 18-21 pass attempts for 278 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions . . . one rushing attempt for nine yards . . . completed scoring strikes of 43 and 81 yards on consecutive pass attempts, while completing first 15 attempts of the game until first incompletion early in the third quarter . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive play in 10-6 win at Wisconsin . . . completed 9-21 pass attempts for 77 yards and the only touchdown in the game, with one interception . . . completed one-yard pass for second period touchdown while also rushing nine times for 12 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive play in 29-20 win over Illinois as offensse rushed for 278 yards and gained 478 yards total offense . . . completed 15-31 attempts for 200 yards and two scores vs. Illinois, while rushing five times for 29 yards . . . scoring strikes covered 21 and 17 yards . . . started at quarterback in 40-10 win at Northwestern as offense rushed for 294 yards and gained 492 yards total offense . . . completed 15-25 pass attempts for 176 yards at Northwestern, with one interception . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 31-15 win over Maryland . . . completed 12-23 pass attempts for 183 yards vs. Maryland, with no interceptions . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 35-27 win at Indiana, as offense rushed for 234 yards and gained 467 yards total offense . . . completed 19-31 pass attempts for 233 yards and one touchdown, with no interceptions . . . also rushed five times for 38 yards and scored on a seven-yard run . . . completed 7-11 attempts for 102 yards in fourth quarter while leading two long touchdown drives . . . started at quarterback in 40-35 win over Minnesota as offense rushed for 272 yards and gained 506 yards total offense . . . completed 18-26 pass attempts for 213 yards, with no interceptions . . . also rushed 10 times for 50 yards, including two one-yard touchdown runs . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 40-20 win over Purdue . . . completed 12-20 pass attempts for 213 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions . . . also rushed seven times for 12 yards while throwing scoring strikes of 7, 35 and 22 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 28-20 win at Nebraska . . . completed9-16 pass attempts for 97 yards and one touchdown, with no interceptions . . . also rushed three times for five yards . . . scoring strike covered 10 yards for first touchdown of the game . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 16-13 loss to Michigan State . . . completed 18-26 pass attempts for 216 yards and one touchdown, with one interception . . . scoring strike covered 85 yards and gave Iowa a 13-9 fourth quarter advantage . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford . . . completed 21-33 pass attempts for 239 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception . . . completed scoring strikes of 36 and 31 yards.

2014 – –Saw action nine games, with one start . . . completed 52-92 pass attempts for 645 yards and five touchdowns, with two interceptions . . . also rushed 28 times for 156 yards . . . saw action in 17-13 win over Ball State as offense gained 455 yards total offense . . . completed 2-3 passes for 20 yards vs. BSU, with only incompletion initially ruled a touchdown before being over-turned . . . saw action in 24-20 win at Pittsburgh, taking every offensive snap in the second half in leading rally from 17-7 deficit . . . completed 7-8 passes for 98 yards, with no interceptions . . . completed 62-yard pass on first drive of third quarter that led to touchdown . . . also had two rushing attempts for five yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 24-10 win at Purdue . . . completed 17-27 pass attempts for 245 yards and a touchdown, with one interception . . . also ran eight times for 29 yards . . . scoring strike covered 23 yards to give Iowa a 17-10 lead in the third quarter . . . saw action in 45-29 win over Indiana as offense gained 426 yards total offense . . . completed 2-5 pass attempts for nine yards and rushed four times for 28 yards vs. Indiana . . . saw action in 48-7 win over Northwestern as offense gained 483 yarsdsa total offense . . . completed 5-6 passes for 23 yards and rushed three times for 23 yards vs. Northwestern . . . saw action in 51-14 loss at Minnesota . . . completed 3-7 passes for 32 yards and one touchdown at Minnesota, the score coming on a 24-yard completion in the final minute . . . saw action in 30-14 win at Illinois as offense rushed for 304 yards and gained 587 yards total offense . . . completed 3-3 pass attempts for 73 yards and a touchdown at Illinois, with a long of 53 yards . . . scoring strike covered 19-yards for Iowa’s final score of the day . . . saw action as holder for placements in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska . . . saw action in 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee . . . completed 13-23 pass attempts for 145 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception . . . also rushed eight times for career-high 82 yards . . . scoring strikes covered 31 and 18 yards.

2013 – – Saw action in five games . . . completed 9-27 pass attempts for 179 yards and one touchdown, with two interceptions . . . also had 13 rushing attempts for 49 yards and two scores . . . saw first career action in 59-3 win over Western Michigan as offense gained 446 yards total offense . . . completed 1-3 passes for 54 yards and rushed four times for 30 yards vs. WMU . . . saw action in 28-9 loss to Wisconsin . . . completed 4-15 passes for 70 yards, with one interception . . . saw action in 38-14 win at Purdue as offense rushed for 318 yards and gained 509 yards total offense . . . one rushing attempt for five yards and a touchdown in win at Purdue for first career score . . . saw action in 38-17 win at Nebraska . . . was 0-2 passing at Nebraska, with one rushing attempt for a four-yard touchdown . . . saw action in 21-14 Outback Bowl loss to LSU . . . completed 4-7 pass attempts for 55 yards and one touchdown, with one interception . . . also rushed three times for 11 yards . . . scoring strike covered four-yards in finals minutes to cut deficit to 21-14.

2012 Honors – – Team Leader Award, offense . . . 2012 – – Redshirted.

High school honors – – Earned first team all-state honors as a senior . . . runner-up for “Mr. Football Award” in Tennessee as a senior . . . co-captain and starting quarterback for West team in Tennessee state all-star game . . . led quarterbacks in all-star game by completing 14-of-21 attempts for 146 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions . . . named first team all-region and region MVP as a junior and senior . . . named second team all-state as a junior . . . Career – – Led state of Tennessee in passing yards, completions and touchdowns as a junior and senior . . . passed for 2,148 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior, completing 64 percent of pass attempts . . . totaled 2,408 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior, completing 58 percent of pass attempts . . . passed for 900 yards and eight touchdowns in five games as a sophomore . . . team advanced to state playoffs three straight years . . . led team to D-II-AA state semifinals as a junior . . . team captain as a senior . . . four-year letterman in both football and baseball.

Personal – – Born 11/16/93 . . . leisure studies (Recreation and Sport Business) major . . . member of National Honor Society . . . member of high school Honor Roll and Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honors Scholar) . . . parents are Susan and Casey Beathard . . . high school coaches were Roc Batten and Marty Euverard.