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#20 Joe Conklin

Height 5-11
Weight 200 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Davenport, Iowa
Previous School Iowa State

2009 Honors – – Next Man In Award, Defense . . . candidate for third annual Rudy Awards . . . 2009 – – Saw action on special teams in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 35-3 win at Iowa State as defense collected six turnovers . . . recorded one pass break-up at ISU . . . saw action on special teams in 27-17 win over Arizona, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 21-10 win at Penn State . . . saw action on special teams in 24-21 win over Arkansas State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 30-28 win over Michigan . . . did not see action in 20-10 win at Wisconsin . . . saw action in 15-13 win at Michigan State, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 85 net rushing yards . . . saw most extensive action of the season in 42-24 win over Indiana, recording three solo tackles, two assists and a pass break-up . . . started at free safety in 17-10 loss to Northwestern as defense allowed just 10 points and 239 yards total offense . . . matched career-high with five tackles vs. Wildcats, including four solo stops . . . had first career interception in endzone to stop potential scoring threat.

2008 – – Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . saw first action of career in 46-3 opening win over Maine . . . had no statistics while playing primarily on special teams . . . saw action in 55-0 win at Minnesota as defense allowed just seven rushing yards and 134 yards total offense in posting second shutout of the season . . . saw action in 55-0 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 222 yards and gained 483 yards total offense.

2007 – – Did not see any game action after joining the program as a walk-on transfer.

2006 – – Missed entire season at Iowa State due to injury.

2005 – – Redshirted at Iowa State.

High school honors – – Named Athlete of the Year at Assumption HS as a senior and was finalist for Quad City Times Athlete of the Year . . . earned all-state honors on offense as a senior and was named to all-conference and all-Metro teams . . . team captain and MVP as a senior . . . all-conference defensive back as a junior . . . Career – – passed for 800 yards and 14 touchdowns as a prep senior, completing 82-124 attempts . . . also ran for 600 yards . . . recorded 42 tackles and four interceptions on defense . . . also earned three letters in track and field and baseball and two in basketball . . . member of prep baseball team that won state title in 2004 and member of 1,600-meter medley relay state championship team in track and field.

Personal – – Born 12/12/86 in South Lake Tahoe, CA . . . Interdepartmental Studies (Business Track) major . . . named academic all-conference for three years . . . parents are Sue and Doug Conklin . . . one of three players from Davenport on the Iowa roster . . . attended same high school as WR Kyle Steinbrecher . . . sister (Madeline) is a member of Iowa rowing team . . . high school coach was Wade King.