Hawk Item – – Moved from wide receiver to defensive back prior to spring practice in 2021.
2023 – – Recorded two solo tackles in 31-0 loss at Penn State.
2022 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for second year… 2022 – – Played in all 13 games., recording nine tackles (eight solo, one assist) and one pass break-up… posted career-high six tackles in 24-17 loss to Nebraska (five solo, one assist) and first career pass break-up… recorded two solo tackles in 27-0 win over Nevada and one solo tackle in 33-13 win over Northwestern.
2021 Honors – – Team Leader Award, special teams… Academic All-Big Ten… 2021 – – Did not see any game action.
2020 – – Redshirted after joining the program as a walk-on… earned Dean’s List recognition, spring, 2021.
High school honors – – Selected for Iowa Shrine Bowl following senior year… district offensive MVP as a senior… earned second-team all-state honors as a senior… first-team all-district as a sophomore and junior… Career – – Four-year football letterman as running back, quarterback, defensive back, and wide receiver… holds school records for rushing yards in a game (324) and single game touchdown receptions (4)… also holds record for longest kickoff return (98) and most kickoff return touchdowns in a season (4)… career totals include 252 rushing attempts for 1,570 yards and 17 touchdowns, 63 receptions for 913 yards and 12 touchdowns, 32 kickoff returns for 1,010 yards and five touchdowns, 26 punt returns for 295 yards and two touchdowns, along with a 33.7 average on 129 punts and 96 tackles and four interceptions on defense… rushed 167 times for 1,134 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior, with five receptions for 40 yards and one touchdown… also recorded 15 kickoff returns for 401 yards and one score, and eight punt returns for 88 yards and one touchdown… as a senior recorded 62.5 tackles and two interceptions on defense and averaged 33.7 yards on 43 punts… recorded 30 receptions for 348 yards and three touchdowns as a junior, while rushing 45 times for 284 yards and three scores… completed 18-35 pass attempts for 163 yards, averaged 48 yards on 10 kickoff returns with four touchdowns, and had 13 punt returns for 177 yards and a score… as a junior averaged 34.8 yards on 38 punts and recorded 33.5 tackles and two interceptions on defense… collected 28 receptions for 525 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore, along with 40 rushing attempts for 152 yards and one touchdown… completed 8-16 passes for 111 yards and two scores… also recorded 129 yards on seven kickoff returns, 30 yards on five punt returns, and averaged 34.4 yards on 48 punts… football team captain as a senior… also lettered in basketball (4), track (4), golf (4)… earned second-team all-conference basketball honors as a junior and senior after earning third-team honors as a sophomore… placed second at state track meet in long jump as a junior, while advancing to state finals in 200 meters (no track as a senior due to COVID)… state track qualifier as a sophomore in long jump and 100 and 200 meters.
Personal – – Born 12/3/2001… human physiology major… National Honor Society… Academic All-District two years… parents are Steph and Jason Heinz… cousin of former Hawkeye Austin Schulte… high school coaches were Derrick Elman and Greg Thomas.