Hawk Item – – One of seven sophomores named to 2020 Leadership Group . . . one of eight true freshmen to see action in 2019 . . . earned Dean’s List recognition, spring, 2021.
2021 Honors – – Preseason third-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . 2021 – – Listed as first team weakside linebacker following spring practice.
2020 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2020 – – Saw action in final five games . . . recorded 29 tackles, including 21 solo stops and eight assists, with 4.5 tackles for loss and one sack . . . also recorded three pass break-ups, one interception and one forced fumble . . . did not see action in 24-20 loss at Purdue due to illness . . . did not see action in 21-20 loss to Northwestern due to illness . . . did not see action in 49-7 win over Michigan State due to illness . . . saw first action of the season in 35-7 win at Minnesota . . . career-high five solo tackles at Minnesota . . . saw action in 41-21 win at Penn State as defense allowed just 62 net rushing yards . . . career-high seven tackles at PSU, including four solo stops and three assists . . . also recorded first career sack and forced fumble at PSU . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Nebraska . . . career-high eight tackles vs. Nebraska, including six solo stops and two assists, while collecting two tackles for loss . . . saw action in 35-21 win at Illinois . . . five tackles at Illinois, including three solo stops and two assists . . . saw action in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin as defense allowed 56 net rushing yards and 225 yards total offense . . . first career intereption came in own endzone to stop a Badger scoring threat in the fourth quarter . . . four tackles vs. the Badgers, including three solo stops and one assist, while also collecting one tackle for loss and three pass break-ups.
2019 – – Saw action in 11 games, recording two solo tackles and three assists . . . saw first action of career in 18-17 win at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . saw action in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State, recording one assisted tackle for first career stop . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Purdue as defense allowed just 33 net rushing yards . . . career-best four tackles vs. Purdue, including two solo stops and two assists . . . saw action in 20-0 win at Northwestern, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards and 202 yards total offense . . . saw action in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 19-10 win over Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC, but had no statistics.
High school honors – – Named to Des Moines Register Elite 8 listing as a senior . . . named to All-Iowa Elite all-state team by Des Moines Register as a senior . . . voted captain of Class 4A all-state team . . . earned first-team all-district honors and named District Defensive Player of the Year . . . named to all-metro team and earned Golden Hammer Award as top defensive player on prep team . . . first-team all-state as a junior by Des Moines Register . . . first-team all-district and all-metro as a junior, while also earning team Golden Hammer Award . . . earned second-team all-district and all-metro honors as a sophomore . . . Career – – Three-year football letterman at linebacker . . . helped prep team reach state playoffs as a junior and senior, while posting three-year record of 27-6 . . . prep team claimed district title as a junior and senior after sharing title as a sophomore . . . prep team reached state quarterfinals as a junior and finished as state runner-up as a senior . . . holds school record for tackles in a season (168 as a senior) and career (338) . . . 168 tackles as a senior included 12.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, five pass break-ups, and two blocked kicks, with one touchdown return . . . recorded 111 tackles as a junior, including eight tackles for loss, five sacks, five pass break-ups, five pressures, one interception and one fumble recovery . . . as a sophomore collected 59 tackles, with six tackles for loss and one sack . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . also lettered in basketball and track.
Personal – – Born 8/22/2000 . . . enterprise leadership major . . . four-year member of prep Honor Roll . . . parents are Amy and Jeremy Eastman and Jen and Dave Campbell . . . high school coach was Brad Remmert.