2016 – – Did not see any game action.
2015 – – Redshirted after joining the program as a walk-on.
High school honors – – Earned first-team all-state honors by Iowa Newspaper Association as a senior . . . selected to compete in Iowa Shrine Bowl, helping South team to 37-24 win . . . second-team all-state as a junior . . . first-team all-district for three seasons . . . district defensive MVP as a sophomore and junior . . . Career – – three-year letterman as offensive and defensive lineman . . . helped prep team compile three-year record of 27-6, while advancing to second round of state playoffs three straight years . . . recorded 60.5 tackles as a senior, with five sacks . . . collected 75 tackles as a junior, with four sacks . . . collected five sacks among his 47 tackles as a sophomore . . . also four-year letterman in wrestling, three-year letterman in track and earned one letter in baseball.
Personal – – Born 12/01/96 . . . exercise science major . . . parents are Sheri and Richard Giese . . . attended same high school as LB Bo Bower . . . high school coaches were Butch Pedersen and Lance Pedersen.