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#45 Deontae Craig

Height 6-3
Weight 266 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Fort Wayne, Ind.
High School Culver Academies
Twitter @CraigDeontae
Instagram @deontae.craig
Deontae Craig - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

2022 – – Listed as second team right defensive end following spring practice.

2021 – – Saw first action of career in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana as defense allowed just 77 net rushing yards and 233 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assist vs. Indiana . . . saw action in 27-17 win at #9 Iowa State as defense allowed just 87 net rushing yards . . . recorded one assisted tackle at Iowa State, which was a shared QB sack . . . saw action in 30-7 win over Kent State as defense allowed just 79 net rushing yards and 264 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assist vs. Kent State . . . saw action in 24-14 win over Colorado State as defense allowed 95 net rushing yards and 250 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 51-14 win at Maryland as defense allowed just 97 net rushing yards and 271 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State . . . two tackles vs. PSU, including one solo tackle for a QB sack, and one assist . . . did not see action in 24-7 loss to Purdue due to injury . . . did not see action in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin due to injury . . . saw action in 17-12 win at Northwestern as defense allowed just 93 net rushing yards . . . one solo tackle for a three-yard loss at Northwestern . . . saw action in 27-22 win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 33-23 win over Illinois, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 28-21 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan . . . career best three assisted tackles vs. Michigan . . . saw action in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky . . . two assisted tackles vs. Kentucky, including a shared tackle for loss.

2020 – – Redshirted . . . did not see any game action.

High School Honors – – Named to IFCA Top 50 as a junior and senior . . . named to Indiana Digest Prime Time 25 as a junior . . . Class 4A all-state as a junior . . . Career – – Earned four letters as defensive end . . . helped prep team post 29-14 four-year record . . . team captain as a senior . . . holds school records for career tackles, career and season sacks, and tackles for loss in a season and career . . . also earned four letters in basketball, including winning a state championship.

Personal – – Born 10/29/01 . . . sports studies major . . . Silver A recognition as a senior . . . parents are Shanette and Deon Craig . . . high school coach was Andrew Dorrel.