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#10 Caleb Shudak

Height 5-8
Weight 175 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Council Bluffs, Iowa
High School Lewis Central
Twitter @Cshudak10
Instagram @kicker_shu10
Caleb Shudak - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item – – One of six seniors named to 2021 Player Council . . . holds school record for career field goal percentage (minimum 25 attempts) at 82.8 percent (24-29) . . . 2021 field goal percentage of 85.7 percent (24-28) ranks fourth-best for single season . . . 108 points in 2021 ranks as fifth-best single season scoring total in school history . . . granted scholarship prior to spring semester, 2020 . . . earned Dean’s List recognition, fall, 2018, spring, 2019, fall, 2019, and spring, 2020, along with President’s List, spring, 2020.

2021 Honors – – Permanent Team Captain, special teams . . . Brett Greenwood Award . . . Reggie Roby Special Teams Award, specialist . . . Forest Evashevski Academic Achievement Award . . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . third-team All-America by Associated Press . . . honorable mention All-America by Phil Steele . . . first-team All-Big Ten by league media . . . second-team All-Big Ten by league coaches, Associated Press, and Phil Steele . . . Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Nebraska . . . one of 20 semifinalists for Lou Groza Award . . . 2021 – – Handled all PAT, field goal and kickoff duties in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana . . . connected on field goal attempts of 41 and 35 yards, along with adding all four PAT attempts . . . averaged 65 yards on four kickoffs with four touchbacks . . . handled all PAT, field goal and kickoff duties in 27-17 win at #9 Iowa State . . . connected on career-long 51 yard field goal at ISU, and later added a 22-yarder . . . first miss of season at ISU due to high snap from center . . . also recorded touchbacks on all six kickoffs at ISU . . . handled all PAT and kickoff duties in 30-7 win over Kent State . . . connected on 4-4 PAT attempts vs. Kent State, and had no field goal attempts . . . averaged 65 yards on five kickoffs, with four touchbacks . . . handled all PAT, field goal and kickoff duties in 24-14 win over Colorado State . . . connected on 45-yard field goal in fourth quarter in his only field goal attempt vs. CSU and added 3-3 PATs . . . averaged 61 yards on five kickoffs, with two touchbacks . . . handled all field goal, PAT and kickoff duties in 51-14 win at Maryland as offense gained 428 yards total offense . . . connected on all three field goal attempts and 6-6 PAT attempts at Maryland, with field goals coming from 41, 38 and 32 yards . . . averaged 62.6 yards on 10 kickoffs, with two touchbacks . . . reached career-bests in field goals, field goal attempts and made and attempted PATs at Maryland . . . handled all field goal, PAT and kickoff duties in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State . . . connected on 3-3 field goal attempts for the second straight contest, hitting from 34, 48 and 36 yards . . . was 2-2 on PAT attempts . . . averaged 63.8 yards on six kickoffs, with four touchbacks . . . handled all field goal, PAT and kickoff duties in 24-7 loss to Purdue . . . connected on only PAT attempt vs. Purdue, while missing only field goal attempt . . . averaged 65 yards on two kickoffs, with one touchback . . . handled all placements in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin . . . connected on only PAT attempt and had no field goal attempts at Wisconsin, while averaging 65 yards on two kickoffs, with one touchback . . . handled all placements in 17-12 win at Northwestern . . . connected on only field goal attempt from 25 yards and added 2-2 PAT attempts at Northwestern, while averaging 62.2 yards on four kickoffs, with two touchbacks . . . handled all placements in 27-22 win over Minnesota . . . connected on field goals of 50 and 29 yards vs. Minnesota and added 3-3 PAT kicks . . . averaged 58 yards on six kickoffs, with one touchback . . . handled all placements in 33-23 win over Illinois . . . career-best four field goals vs. Illinois, including matching career-long with 51 yard kick . . . also connected from 48, 29 and 30 yards, while missing a 57-yard attempts . . . successful on 3-3 PAT attempts and averaged 63.8 yards on eight kickoffs, with five touchbacks . . . handled all placements in 28-21 win at Nebraska . . . connected on 4-4 field goals at Nebraska to match single-game best for made FGs . . . matched career-long with 51-yard field goal at Nebraska, while also connecting from 48,36 and 44 yards . . . connected on 2-2 PATs at Nebraska to remain perfect on the season (34-34) . . . averaged 64.6 yards on seven kickoffs, with six touchbacks . . . handled all placements in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan . . . one of two field goals vs. Michigan, missing from 33 yards and connecting from 22 yards . . . averaged 65 yards on two kickoffs, with two touchbacks . . . handled all placements in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky . . . connected on only field goal attempt (28 yards) vs. Kentucky and was 2-2 on PAT attempts . . . averaged 65 yards on four kickoffs, with four touchbacks.

2020 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for fourth year . . . 2020 – – Handled kickoff duties in all eight games, averaging 60.6 yards on 51 kicks, with 30 touchbacks . . . only field goal attempt was 52 yards and was no good after hitting right upright . . . had no PAT attempts . . . handled all kickoff duties in 24-20 loss at Purdue . . . averaged 65 yards on four kickoffs, with two touchbacks . . . handled all kickoff duties in 21-20 loss to Northwestern, along with one field goal attempt . . . averaged 64.2 yards on five kickoffs, with four touchbacks . . . first field goal attempt of career missed from 52 yards after hitting right upright . . . handled all kickoff duties in 49-7 win over Michigan State . . . averaged 61 yards on eight kickoffs, with five touchbacks vs. MSU . . . handled all kickoff duties in 35-7 win at Minnesota . . . averaged 59. yards on six kicks, with two touchbacks . . . handled all kickoff duties in 41-21 win at Penn State . . . eight kickoffs at PSU for 55.2 average, with four touchbacks . . . handled all kickoff duties in 26-20 win over Nebraska . . . averaged 64.4 yards on seven kickoffs, with five touchbacks . . . handled all kickoff duties in 35-21 win at Illinois . . . averaged 59 yards on seven kickoffs, with four touchbacks . . . handled all kickoff duties in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin . . . averaged 60.2 yards on six kickoffs, with four touchbacks.

2019 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for third year . . . 2019 – – Handled all kickoff duties throughout the season . . . averaged 58.2 yards on 75 kickoffs, with 31 touchbacks and one kick out of bounds, and opponents averaging 17.2 yards per return . . . handled all kickoff duties in 38-14 win over Miami . . . averaged 63.9 yards on seven kickoffs, with five touchbacks . . . handled all kickoff duties in 30-0 win over Rutgers . . . averaged 65 yards on six kickoffs, with five touchbacks . . . handled all kickoff duties in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee, averaging 61.2 yards . . . one touchback vs. MTSU, with opponent making eight fair catches . . . handled all kickoff duties in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan, averaging 60 yards on two kickoffs . . . handled all kickoff duties in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State, averaging 52.8 yards on four kickoffs . . . handled all kickoff duties in 26-20 win over Purdue . . . averaged 57.1 yards on seven kickoffs vs. Purdue, with one touchback . . . handled all kickoff duties in 20-0 win at Northwestern . . . averaged 63 yards on five kickoffs at Northwestern, with two touchbacks . . . handled all kickoff duties in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin . . . averaged 64.2 yards on six kickoffs at Wisconsin, with three touchbacks . . . also recorded one solo tackle . . . handled all kickoff duties in 23-19 win over#7 Minnesota . . . averaged 64.6 yards on five kickoffs, with two touchbacks . . . also recorded one solo tackle on special teams . . . handled all kickoff duties in 19-10 win over Illinois . . . averaged 64.2 yards on five kickoffs vs. Illinois, with four touchbacks . . . handled all kickoffs in 27-24 win at Nebraska . . . averaged 51 yards on six kickoffs at Nebraska, with one touchback . . . handled all kickoff duties in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC . . . averaged 61.4 yards on eight kickoffs, with six touchbacks.

2018 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for second year . . . 2018 – – Saw action in just one game, converting his only PAT attempt . . . saw first action of career in 63-0 win at Illinois, connecting on his only PAT attempt.

2017 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2017 – – Did not see any game action.

2016 – – Redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.

High School honors – – Earned second team all-state honors as a senior, along with first team all-city and second team all-district honors . . . first team all-district, all-city and all-Western Iowa as a freshman, sophomore and junior . . . honorable mention all-state as a freshman . . . Career – – Four-year football letterman as kicker, running back, linebacker and defensive back . . . team captain as a senior . . . helped prep team reach state playoffs four straight years with combined 30-15 record . . . connected on 5-of-8 field goals as a senior, with a long of 50 yards . . . also made all 27 PAT attempts and recorded 31 touchbacks on 34 kickoffs . . . recorded 21 tackles on defense and 18 receptions for 201 yards and one touchdown . . . as a junior connected on 4-7 field goals, with a long of 53 yards, while making all 53 PAT kicks and recording 37 touchbacks . . .also had 31 tackles and three interceptions, along with 27 receptions for 316 yards and a touchdown and 650 yards in KO returns . . . as a sophomore made 7-11 field goals, with a long of 48 yards, and was 26-28 on PATs . . . recorded 37 tackles on defense and 14 rushing attempts for 68 yards and nine receptions for 51 yards . . . connected on 7-9 field goals as a freshman, with a long of 43 yards, and was 34-36 on PATs . . . also lettered in swimming (4), tennis (2), track (1) and baseball (3).

Personal – – Born 11/19/97 . . . civil and environmental engineering major . . . National Honor Society officer . . . Top Honor Roll student throughout prep career . . . three-year academic letterwinner . . . parents are Trudi and Jeff Shudak . . . father Jeff was a PK at Iowa State . . . one of three players from Council Bluffs on Iowa roster . . . attended same high school as DL Logan Jones . . . high school coach was Jim Duggan.