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#46 George Kittle

Height 6-4
Weight 210 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Norman, Okla.
High School Norman

Hawk Item – – One of nine seniors named to 2016 Leadership Group.

2016 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for fourth year . . . team Hustle Award, offense . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten by Big Ten coaches and media . . . 2016 Preseason Honors – – Named to preseason Watch List for John Mackey Award and Rotary Lombardi Award . . . preseason third team All-Big Ten by College Sports Madness . . . preseason fourth team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . 2016 – – Started all 11 games in which he played, missing two games due to injury . . . recorded 22 receptions for 314 yards and four touchdowns . . . started at tight end in 45-21 win over Miami, but had no statistics . . . started at tight end in 42-3 win over Iowa State as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 26 yards vs. ISU, including nine-yard reception for first touchdown of the game . . . started at tight end in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State . . . career-best 110 receiving yards on five receptions vs. NDSU, with a long of 51 yards and another of 37 yards, both leading to Iowa touchdowns . . . started at tight end in 14-7 win at Rutgers . . . two receptions for 56 yards at Rutgers, including 36-yard scoring reception for first score of the game . . . started at tight end in 38-31 loss to Northwestern, recording one reception for 18 yards . . . started at tight end in 14-7 win at Minnesota . . . four receptions for 39 yards at Minnesota, with a long of 15 yards . . . started at tight end in 49-35 win at Purdue as offense rushed for 365 net rushing yards and gained 520 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 31 yards at Purdue, with a long of 22 yards before leaving the game in the first half due to injury . . . started at tight end in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin, but saw limited playing time due to injury and had no statistics . . . started at tight end in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State, recording two receptions for nine yards . . . did not see action in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan due to injury . . . did not see action in 28-0 win at Illinois, due to injury . . . started at tight end in 40-10 win over #25 Nebraska as offense gained 264 net rushing yards and 408 yards total offense . . . two receptions for seven yards vs. Nebraska while returning to action after missing two games due to injury . . . receptions resulted in touchdowns of one and six yards for first multiple touchdown game of career . . . started at tight end in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida, recording one reception for 18 yards.

2015 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . honorable mention All-America by SI.com . . . 2015 – – Saw action in all 14 games, with six starts . . . led team with six touchdown receptions on 20 receptions for 290 yards . . . saw action in 31-14 win over Illinois State, but had no statistics as offense gained 431 yards total offense . . . saw limited action on special teams, due to injury, in 31-17 win at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . started at tight end in 27-24 win over Pitt, recording two receptions for seven yards as offense gained 363 yards total offense . . . started at tight end in 62-16 win over North Texas as offense gained 488 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 62 yards vs. North Texas, including first career touchdown on 43-yard reception . . . saw action in 10-6 win at Wisconsin . . . one reception for one yard at Wisconsin, scoring the only touchdown of the game to give Iowa a 7-3 advantage in the second quarter . . . saw action in 29-20 win over Illinois as offense rushed for 278 yards and gained 478 yards total offense . . . one reception for 21 yards vs, Illinois, scoring on the reception for the first points of the game and scoring for the third straight game . . . saw action in 40-10 win at Northwestern, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 294 yards and gained 492 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-15 win over Maryland, recording a one-handed reception for 26 yards . . . one of two tight ends in starting line-up in 35-27 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 234 yards and gained 467 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 19 yards at Indiana, including 10-yard scoring reception with six minutes left to play . . . one of two tight ends in the starting line-up in 40-35 win over Minnesota as offense rushed for 272 yards and gained 506 yards total offense . . . career-best five receptions for 44 yards vs. Minnesota, with a long of 24 yards . . . one of two tight ends in the starting line-up in 40-20 win over Purdue . . . two receptions for 49 yards vs. Purdue, including 35-yard touchdown reception . . . one of two tight ends in the starting line-up in 28-20 win at Nebraska . . . two receptions for 35 yards and one touchdown at Nebraska, with a long of 25 yards, along with one KO return for two yards . . . scoring reception covered 10 yards for first touchdown of the game . . . saw action in 16-13 loss to Michigan State . . . two receptions for 26 yards vs. MSU, with a long of 20 yards . . . saw action in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford, but had no receptions.

2014 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2014 – – Saw action in 12 games, recording one reception for 25 yards . . . saw action in 31-23 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 401 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-13 win over Ball State, recording one assisted tackle on special teams as offense gained 455 yards total offense . . . saw action in 20-17 loss to Iowa State, but had no receptions . . . saw action in 24-20 win at Pittsburgh, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-10 win at Purdue, but had no statistics as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . saw action in 45-29 win over Indiana, but had no statistics as offense gained 426 yarsds total offense . . . saw action in 38-31 loss at Maryland as offense gained 433 yards total offense . . . one reception for 25 yards at Maryland for first reception of the season . . . did not see action in 48-7 win over Northwestern due to injury . . . saw action in 51-14 loss at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 30-14 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 304 yards and gained 587 yards total offense . . . saw action in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin, but had no statistics as offense gained 412 yards total offense against top-ranked defense in the nation . . . saw action in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee, but had no statistics.

2013 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2013 – – Saw action in 12 games, with five receptions for 108 yards . . . saw first career action in 30-27 opening loss to Northern Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 28-14 win over Missouri State as offense gained 491 yards total offense . . . first career reception vs. Missouri State covered 47 yards for his only reception of the game . . . one of two starting tight ends in 27-21 win at Iowa State, but had no statistics as offense gained 378 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards in third straight outing . . . saw action in 59-3 win over Western Michigan, but had no statistics as offense gained 446 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards in fourth straight game . . . saw action in 23-7 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as offense gained 464 yards total offense and rushed for over 200 yards in fifth straight outing . . . saw action in 26-14 loss to Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 34-24 loss at Ohio State, recording one reception for 24 yards . . . saw action in 17-10 OT win over Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 28-9 loss to Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-14 win at Purdue as offense rushed for 318 yards and gained 509 yards total offense . . . led receivers with three receptions for 37 yards in win at Purdue . . . did not see action in 24-21 win over Michigan due to injury . . . saw action in 38-17 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 21-14 Outback Bowl loss to LSU, but had no statistics.

2012 Honors – – Team Leader Award, special teams . . . 2012 – – Redshirted.

High school honors – – Earned all-state, all-district and all-conference honors as a senior . . . Career – – Earned two varsity letters while playing tight end, wide receiver, linebacker and defensive back . . . helped prep team reach state playoffs as a junior and senior . . . team captain as a senior . . . averaged 11.6 yards on 26 receptions as a senior, with five touchdowns, and also recorded five interceptions on defense . . . recorded 24 receptions and scored five touchdowns as a junior and had five interceptions . . . also earned two letters as basketball power forward.

Personal – – Born 10/09/93 in Madison, Wisconsin . . . communications major . . . member of Dean’s List . . . parents are Jan Krieger and Bruce Kittle . . . his father, Bruce Kittle, is former Iowa offensive lineman (1977-79, 1981) and was co-captain of Iowa’s 1982 Rose Bowl team . . . high school coach was Greg Nation.