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#61 Cole Banwart

Height 6-4
Weight 296 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Ottosen, Iowa
High School Algona

Hawk Item – – Named to 2020 Leadership Group . . . suffered injury during practice following fifth game of 2019 season and missed remainder of the season.

2019 – –  Saw action in three games while battling injuries throughout the season . . . did not see action in 38-14 win over Miami due to injury . . . did not see action in 30-0 win over Rutgers due to injury . . . saw first action of the season in 18-17 win at Iowa State . . . started at right guard in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee as offense totaled 644 yards total offense . . . started at right guard in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan . . . did not see action in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State due to injury and missed the remainder of the season.

2018 – – started at right guard in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 209 net rushing yards . . . started at right guard in 13-3 win over Iowa State . . . did not see action in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa due to injury . . . saw action at right guard in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin . . . saw action at right guard in 48-31 win at Minnesota as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . saw action at right guard in 42-16 win at Indiana as offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . saw action at right guard in 23-0 win over Maryland as offense gained 224 net rushing yards . . . saw action at right guard in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State . . . started at right guard in 38-36 loss at Purdue . . . started at right guard in 14-10 loss to Northwestern . . . started at right guard in 63-0 win at Illinois at offense gained 400 yards total offense . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down as offense rushed for 266 yards and gained 419 yards total offense in 31-28 win over Nebraska . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State.

2017 – – Did not see action in 24-3 win over Wyoming . . . did not see action in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State . . . saw action in 31-14 win over North Texas as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State . . . did not see action in 17-10 loss at Michigan State . . . saw action in 45-16 win over Illinois as offense gained 441 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern . . . did not see action in 17-10 win over Minnesota . . . did not see action in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State . . . did not see action in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 24-15 loss to Purdue . . . saw action in 56-14 win at Nebraska at offense rushed for 313 yards and gained 505 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College.

2016 – – Redshirted.

High School honors — First-team all-state as offensive lineman as a senior . . . first-team all-state as defensive lineman as a sophomore and junior . . . Career — Four-year football letterman as offensive and defensive lineman . . . as a senior helped prep team win first playoff game since 2008 . . . recorded 30 tackles as a senior, with 17 solo stops and 13 assists . . . had eight solo tackles for loss and four sacks . . . offense averaged 273.4 rushing yards and 325.3 yards total offense per game . . . collected 38 tackles as a junior, including 22 solo tackles and 16 assists . . . as a sophomore had 61 tackles, including 40 solo stops and 21 assists . . . collected 14 sacks and two fumble recoveries as a sophomore . . . 11 tackles as a freshman, including eight solo stops and two sacks . . . team captain as a senior . . . also lettered in baseball, basketball, golf and track.

Personal — Born 8/21/97… open major . . . earned first-team academic all-district honors . . . parents are Tina and Craig Banwart . . . high school coach was Andy Jacobson.