University of Iowa Athletics
LB

#37 Gavin McGrath

Height 6-2
Weight 235 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Cedar Rapids, Iowa
High School Washington

Hawk-Item – – Moved to linebacker in 2005 after originally playing fullback.

2008 Honors – – Permanent Team Captain, special teams . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, special teams . . . Academic all-Big Ten.

2008 – – Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . saw action in 46-3 opening win over Maine, recording one tackle for loss as defense allowed just 83 passing yards and 220 yards total offense . . . saw action in 42-0 win over Florida International, recording one assisted tackcle as defense allowed just 56 rushing yards and 218 yards total offense . . . saw action in 17-5 win over Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 22-17 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 16-13 loss at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-9 win at Indiana, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 95 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense . . . saw action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams but had no statistics in 27-24 loss at Illinois . . . saw action on special teams in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 289 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 22-17 win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 55-0 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as defense allowed just seven rushing yards and 134 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina, but had no statistics.

2007 Honors – – Academic all-Big Ten . . . 2007 – – not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . did not see action in opening win over Northern Illinois . . . saw first action of the season in win over Syracuse, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 24 rushing yards and 103 yards total offense. . . did not see action in loss at Iowa State . . . did not see action in loss at Wisconsin . . . did not see action in loss to Indiana . . . did not see action in loss at Penn State . . . saw action on special teams in win over 18th-ranked Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Purdue, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in double OT win over Michigan State . . . did not see action in win at Northwestern . . . saw action in win over Minnesota, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in loss to Western Michigan, but had no statistics.

2006 – – Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . saw action in 41-7 season-opening win as defense held Montana to 10 net yards rushing and 144 yards total offense . . . had no statistics vs. Montana . . . did not see action in win at Syracuse . . . did not see action in win over Iowa State . . . did not see action in win at Illinois . . . did not see action in loss to top-ranked Ohio State . . . saw action in win over Purdue, recording one assisted tackle . . . did not see action in loss at Indiana . . . did not see action in loss at Michigan . . . did not see action in win over Northern Illinois . . . did not see action in loss to Northwestern . . . did not see action in loss to Wisconsin . . . did not see action in loss at Minnesota . . . did not see action vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl.

2005 – – Saw action in opening win over Ball State, recording one solo tackle . . . did not see action at Iowa State . . . saw action in win over Northern Iowa, but had no statistics . . . saw action at Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in win over Illinois . . . did not see action in win at Purdue . . . did not see action in win over Indiana . . . did not see action vs. Michigan . . . did not see action at Northwestern . . . did not see action in win at Wisconsin . . . did not see action in win over Minnesota . . . did not see action in Outback Bowl vs. Florida.

2004 – – Redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.

High school honors – – Earned third team all-state honors as a senior . . . second team all-conference as a senior after earning first team all-league honors as a junior . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . Career – – recorded 257 career tackles and had seven interceptions for 88 yards during prep career . . . rushed 81 times for 463 yards and had 15 pass receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns . . . earned three letters as fullback and linebacker . . . also competed in track and field and baseball as a prep.

Personal – – Born 8/2/85 . . . Finance major . . . four-year member of prep Honor roll . . . parents are Mary Kay and Pat McGrath . . . one of four players from Cedar Rapids on Iowa roster . . . prep teammate of OL Rob Bruggeman and RB Paki O[apos]Meara . . . high school coach was Paul James.

Career Bests
Tackles: 1, three times, last vs. Minnesota, 11/10/07
Solos: 1 vs. Ball State, 9/3/05
Assists: 1, twice, last vs. Minnesota, 11/10/07

Career Stats
Defense: Solo-Ast.-Total-T/Loss

Freshman: 1-0-1-0/0
Sophomore: 0-1-1-0/0
Junior: 0-1-1-0/0
Senior: 1-1-2-1/1
Career: 2-3-5-1/10