Hawk Item – – Granted scholarship for spring semester, 2020 . . . earned President’s List recognition spring, 2020 . . . earned Dean’s List recognition, fall, 2018, spring, 2019, fall, 2019, and spring, 2020.
2019 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for third year . . . Big Ten Distinguished Scholar . . . 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 . . . handlked 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 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 . . . high school coach was Jim Duggan.