Hawk Item – – Enrolled in 2021 spring semester and participated in spring practice.
2022 Honors – – Preseason second-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele . . . preseason third-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . 2022 – – Listed as first team right offensive guard following spring practice.
2021 Honors – – Coaches Appreciation Award, offense . . . Freshman All-America by Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and Maxwell Football Club . . . 2021 – – Saw first action of career in 34-6 win over#17 Indiana, playing both guard and tackle . . . saw action in 27-17 win at #9 Iowa State . . . saw action in 30-7 win over Kent State as offense rushed for 206 yards and gained 418 yards total offense . . . saw action in 24-14 win over Colorado State as defense allowed 95 net rushing yards and 250 yards total offense . . . started at right guard in 24-14 win over Colorado State,becoming first true freshman to start in the offensive line since 2017 . . . started at right guard in 51-14 win at Maryland as offense gained 428 yards total offense . . . started at right guard in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State as Hawkeyes rallied from a 17-3 deficit . . . started at right guard in 24-7 loss to Purdue . . . started at right guard in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin . . . started at right guard in 17-12 win at Northwestern as offense gained 185 net rushing yards . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 27-22 win over Minnesota . . . started at right guard in 33-23 win over Illinois . . . started at right guard in 28-21 win at Nebraska as offense gained 186 net rushing yards . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan . . . started at right guard in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky as offense rushed for 173 yards and gained 384 yards total offense.
High school honors – – Named to Des Moines Register Elite All-State team as a senior . . . named first-team all-state as a junior and senior . . . Career – – Earned three letters as an offensive lineman as prep . . . helped team reach state playoffs three straight seasons while posting 20-10 overall record . . . as a senior had two rushing attempts for 38 yards and one touchdown . . . team captain as a senior.
Personal – – Born 1/16/03 . . . sports and recreational management major . . . parents are Susy and Jeff Colby . . . high school coach was Brian White.